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Thread Starter 
I have a old Opteron system.

Opteron 170
OCZ 2gb kit
WD 80GB HD
Tt PSU 520w
Windows XP




The problems I am having are:

Random shutoffs ( usually when I open a program up )
Will not connect to the internet





Now, what I am going to try to do is install a old Xclio 450w PSU, and see if that helps. However, I don't see how that is going to fix the connection issue. I have literally done all the basic steps to fix this problem.

The only thing left to do is put a fresh copy of windows on it.



Any suggestions on how to fix these problems?

I would just scrap this and sell it for parts, but I could definitely use this for a LoL and HoN system for when my buddies come over to game.



Also, the system runs a 6600GT, it runs the games just fine. However, would there be a decent card for around 40.00 to replace the 6600GT?
post #2 of 6
Do you have another NIC to try?
post #3 of 6
I'm assuming you ran thorough virus scans, malware, etc? Did you check device manager to ensure there wasn't any devices throwing codes? Try booting into safe mode with networking? Is the NIC establishing a physical connection or nothing at all? If you feel the PSU is a possible culprit, try unplugging every device minus the motherboard and HDD. Which motherboard are you using exactly and are you using the onboard NIC? It may need a driver reinstall/update.

Just trying to brainstorm here with you before you give up and do a wipe/reinstall. Oh and you do have options for a better video card if you're open to the used market.
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Thread Starter 
Ya, thanks for the post's. I'm just lost here, so if people can brainstorm with me before I spend any money that would be great.

I'm at a work computer right now, I will get the specific motherboard model when I get home.


Its showing a connection to the internet, that is why I'm thinking its a virus.

I've ran spybot search and destroy, and some virus scans and I have found nothing.

It has the symptoms of a virus, but I cannot find them. Also, I don't think the PSU would cause the computer from not connecting to the internet, so I might as well throw that idea out of the window.


I'm really clueless here, then again I don't have much experience with networks and that sort of stuff.


Over heating could cause shutdowns, but everything is working as it should.. Maybe a short? Still that wouldn't cause it not connecting to the internet.



I'm lost, I have a new copy of windows 7 I could use on this, but I don't want to waist it on here if I don't need to.



Any suggestions guys? Its possible that my connection settings got messed up, who knows.
post #5 of 6
Try running Malwarebytes. Also check to make sure you don't have Internet Explorer set to use a proxy server. Its located under IE>Tools>Internet Options>Connections>LAN Settings. Even if you don't use IE, FireFox and Chrome, etc will still use a proxy server if IE is configured to use one. A lot of malware and viruses automatically enable this once they infect a computer.
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Windows 7 Pro x64 OCZ Gold 850W 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon X5675 @ 4.6Ghz Asus Sabertooth X58 AMD Radeon R9 Fury Corsair XMS DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZ Vertex WD VelociRaptor LiteOn DVD/RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100i GTX Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Hanns-G 27" LED Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon X5675 @ 4.6Ghz Asus Sabertooth X58 AMD Radeon R9 Fury Corsair XMS DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZ Vertex WD VelociRaptor LiteOn DVD/RW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H100i GTX Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Hanns-G 27" LED Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Somehow it fixed itself. I got home from work today, and turned it on to mess with the proxy. Internet works!


I'm going to run Malwarebytes and delete all the garbage.


Thanks a ton guys!
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