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Computer Shutting Down

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I'm having a weird problem here. My computer is powering off on random. It's like someone is holding the power switch on me to shut the comp down. This happens randomly. I can be sitting at the desktop, surfing OCN or playing a game. I've tried different ram and I get the same issue. It even happens at stock settings. What could be the problem?
post #2 of 5
It could be aging capacitors.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 @3.0 Ghz Gigabyte EP43 UD3L ATI Radeon HD3850 512MB 800/950 4x1 GB 800 mhz DDR2 (Dual Channel) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160 Hitachi HDD LG Super-Multi Drive with SecurDisc Windows 7 - Ultimate (x86) Samsung SyncMaster 2043SWX 20" 1600x900 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard rev. 2 460 watt Coolermaster Coolermaster Elite Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries QcK 
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post #3 of 5
You should also test your PSU to make sure it isnt going bad.
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Originally Posted by BiG O View Post
You should also test your PSU to make sure it isnt going bad.
i agree

does it happen in safe mode?
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Originally Posted by noobdown View Post
i agree

does it happen in safe mode?
I'll give it a try tonight.


What if it doesn't happen in safe mode?
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