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I have been upgrading this computer for about five years now and the oldest component is the PSU, so that might be check one.

The issue is that coming back to it after it's been idle for awhile, you can tell that it crashed since I get the message after the BIOS saying, "Windows didn't shut down properly do you want it to start normally?" and you get the three safe mode options.

I also have issues where when I turn on the computer after it's been shut down awhile, it doesn't pass the BIOS. If I shut it down and restart it, it then passes the BIOS.

Anyone have any ideas?
Edited by Thereoncewasamaninparis - 5/27/13 at 3:29pm
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Are you overclocking? Are any of your c-states or power saving features turned off? Have you tried setting everything to defaults and trying this again? Certain OCs and changes in settings can cause the system to not sleep or shutdown correctly. Also if it isn't stable on a single overclocked core problems can happen this can happen if your extra voltage is coming from LLC instead of offset voltage since when 1 core is running it will not be getting enough voltage.

You may be correct in assuming it is the PSU but make sure you always start with not overclocking anything. Also run memtest. You can also run 1 or 2 threads in intel burn test or prime and set the affinity so that it is using either only 1 or 2 cores.
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Actually I just updated the bios, so everything is stock now.
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