I have built several PCs for other people and a few for myself over the years, but never have I had such a perplexing issue until now. So it started back in August when I finally decided to gut my old HPE-510f for it's parts so I could start over clocking. The parts I used from the HP was the 8gb of RAM, Phenom II X6 1055t and the 1.5TB hard drive. The parts I bought were a Biostar TA970 (NON-XE), a Corsair CX500 Power supply and a Red Phantom 410 Case. I was running it stock setting for a while before I decided to over clock, but before I could, my computer completely shut off. I panicked and thought the thing was dead, but it booted right back up with no issue and as if it was shutdown properly, no error on startup and no error when I logged on. So I began trouble shooting, I replaced the power strip with the new one and I started over clocking. I got the CPU to 3.5GHz and underclocked the RAM from 1333 to 800 MHz and upped the voltage, ran P95 for 24 hours and all was good, so I though. Two weeks later, I woke up and saw my computer was off. I was confused and just turned it back on and started gaming. Over the next 8 months, the problem got better, the worse, better then worse. It would shut down once every two weeks, then every other day, then every other week, then once or twice a day and so on. Three weeks ago, I finally lost it, and I knew I had to do something, so I went out to Best Buy an got a really good deal on a Corsair CX750M power supply, got it for only $50. I installed it and everything worked fine until yesterday when AGAIN, it turned off and today I got back from school and it was off and about and hour after that it turned off again. So here I am writing this on the same computer that has caused me so many issues over the past 8 months and I now I turn to you guys to help me. I am only 16 and do not have a job, yet, so I don't have very much money. I tried to make this as detailed as possible. I currently think that it is the crappy Biostar motherboard, but it seriously could be anything.
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3/12/14 at 2:24pm