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My computer began to reboot on its own after random shutdowns. They happened mostly while I was trying to play BF3 with my g/f - we'd come the scoring screen and it would shut down. I suspected the new Nvidia drivers that others are having issues with so I reverted to 314.22 which didn't help. I flashed my GPU back to the stock BIOS and stock clocks which also didn't help.

I reverted all of my components back to stock clocks and things seemed better...

Last night I turned on my PC and it shut down during POST.

POST LED's were as follows. CPU on, DRAM on, CPU on again, PC shutdown... So I suspected that my CPU was spanked, not to surprising (I suppose) since I've been pushing it very hard for almost two years.

I tried to turn it on again, same thing happened. I've tried with one stick of RAM, different sticks and slots, no luck either.

HOWEVER - If I unplug the power to the PSU, then I hit the power button on the computer to kill any juice left in her - I can plug the power back in and it boots fine. I can replicate this scenario over and over again...

Should I run a stability test on the CPU or should I call OCZ and RMA this PSU?

I have a 550 BFG Tech PSU in my g/f's PC that I can test with I guess - I'll just have to use a different GPU because she only has one PCI-E power plug on her PSU.

Any suggestions appreciated - I have $600 worth of 4770K and Maximus VI Hero on the way and I'm hoping that my PSU is okay redface.gif
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Just ordered a OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular for $63 with a $20 rebate - so $43 when all is said and done - and it comes with a free copy of Far Cry 3, which I've been wanting but it's still $50 on Steam. Good deal, now I'll have a PSU sufficient to run my system in case I have to RMA this PSU when I build my new rig this week.
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Have you tried reseating your cpu or ensuring the kuhler is securely attached? also, how much shin etsu have you applied?
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Originally Posted by TheGrayDon10 View Post

Have you tried reseating your cpu or ensuring the kuhler is securely attached? also, how much shin etsu have you applied?

About a rice-grain amount of TIM - The cooler has been attached, with excellent temps, for about 12 months now so I doubt anything changed. Thanks for the input, I'll mess with it after I build my new system I guess.
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