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Well to make this short. I just got this new computer together (watch specs in sig) and now I'm having random problems like mad and one of them is that my computer shuts off randomly. So I thought that my PSU was too weak to power up my rig so I hooked another 350W to power my fans and my drives. It did some good as at first it wouldn't stay on for more than an hour and now it stayed on all day long with my stepfather playing on it (internet + burning stuff) without any problem. Then I came back from work and installed a new antivirus that one of my collegue gave me at work and it started back again. Now I thought that maybe it was the ram and I started playing with them but then again no good. And now even worst it seems that the last time it crashed it corrupted a LOT of files on my hard drive and now I can't do much. I tried to consults some collegues at work but they were unable to give me a good answer as it was all around virus/ram/psu. So I tried running online anti-viruses which gave me nothing I ran orthos and my computer crashed after 20 min and I didn't see any error before it crashed. Tonight I'll try to run memtest but then again I don't know if this will tell me if my ram is the problem. So if it turns out that ram is good then PSU would be the problem but how come 480W isn't enough to power up that rig? I recall seeing an article somewhere of a thermaltake 550W powering up a Qx6700 with 8800gtx in sli and like 6 drives and 4x1gb of ram somewhere and I kind of stupidly based my psu choice on this article. So i'd need to know what's going on and maybe have some good suggestion of a new PSU if that turns out the problem or maybe a better way to find out if the ram is the problem or not. *sigh* A million rep to people helping me out
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250GB SATA Win XP SP2 Samsung syncmaster 920NX Logitech G15 
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250GB SATA Win XP SP2 Samsung syncmaster 920NX Logitech G15 
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post #2 of 12
The first thing that comes to mind is that you have a bad PSU. 480 should be plenty of power IF the PSU is functioning correctly. I would try a different PSU and check how that works - you might have just gotten a faulty unit.
post #3 of 12
Have you overclock your processor?
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Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
Have you overclock your processor?
Do you talk english good?

Sorry, but I couldn't resist
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Do you talk english good?

Sorry, but I couldn't resist
I don't speak English that well. It's not my native language.
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post #6 of 12
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No I didn't overclocked anything YET. and as for the psu I'd have to get another one because the other one I have is a 350W so I guess I'll have to wait till the end of next week to get another one. And then we'll see. and is memtest good to see if a ram module is failing/not good?
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Pentium D 820 2.8Ghz Asus P5N-E SLI Ati Radeon X1900XTX 2GB OCZ Gold DDR2 800 
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250GB SATA Win XP SP2 Samsung syncmaster 920NX Logitech G15 
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Pentium D 820 2.8Ghz Asus P5N-E SLI Ati Radeon X1900XTX 2GB OCZ Gold DDR2 800 
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250GB SATA Win XP SP2 Samsung syncmaster 920NX Logitech G15 
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post #7 of 12
Ok, I know this will sound stupid but...
You DO have cooling for your CPU, don't you?
My guess is that your mobo has an auto shutdown feature on it, and will not stay on when you are at like 65 C.

So download SpeedFan, and if you are anywhere above 45 C stock, I will tell you what to do next.

Speedfan:
http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
    
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post #8 of 12
To test you can use your 350 and run your system without your vid card. That will be more than enough power. If that runs ok, then you can bet it is your PSU.
post #9 of 12
Underclock your video card a little bit, see if you don't crash anymore.
    
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Budgeteer View Post
Ok, I know this will sound stupid but...
You DO have cooling for your CPU, don't you?
My guess is that your mobo has an auto shutdown feature on it, and will not stay on when you are at like 65 C.

So download SpeedFan, and if you are anywhere above 45 C stock, I will tell you what to do next.

Speedfan:
http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
Ok I will dl it when I get back home tonight and as far as cooling my cpu I'm on crappy stock cooler for now and I idle @ 45C (from asus probe) and I load around 55-60C but I watched in my bios for an option and I didn't found it. But will try speedfan when I get back home (office computing )
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D 820 2.8Ghz Asus P5N-E SLI Ati Radeon X1900XTX 2GB OCZ Gold DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250GB SATA Win XP SP2 Samsung syncmaster 920NX Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec Neopower 480W NZXT Zero Logitech G5 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D 820 2.8Ghz Asus P5N-E SLI Ati Radeon X1900XTX 2GB OCZ Gold DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250GB SATA Win XP SP2 Samsung syncmaster 920NX Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec Neopower 480W NZXT Zero Logitech G5 
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