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Hey guys i built a computer for my friend and ever sense hes had it its been acting werid, random shutdowns.

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Biostar TA890FXE Motherbored
AMD 1055T, not overclocked
Corsair h50 cpu cooler, last time it was at my house it was at 45C idle in BIOS
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333mhz ram non overclocked
sapphire 5770 vid card
diablotech 650W powersupply
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with a standard 1TB WD hdd

it mainly seems to hapen when the computer is under load, which makes me think its overheating BUT it has a h50 and it works you can feel the pump running. What else could cause it, the h50 was reseated today and it still crashes.

mainly happens while playing starcraft 2 campaign on max settings
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post #2 of 17
Check temps in BIOS after shutdown.

How random are we talking about? Like, does it happen more after booting after the first shutdown? Or just out of the blue every time?

edit: 45C idle sounds high.
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post #3 of 17
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never has it blue screened just instant shut down, H50 is running. according to him the shutdowns occur when gamign in starcraft 2 talkign to people during the campagin
but only happens during cinnimatics / talking to the NPCs in sc2 campaign could it be the video card getting to hot?
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post #4 of 17
Do you have a core unlocker activated? I had 6 cores activated on my mobo when I already have a processor with 6 cores and it was causing shutdowns.

I thought it was overheating to because it only happened in gpu test and high quality gaming but it happened almost as soon as they started.
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post #5 of 17
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no only 5 cores are running we had 6 cores running at one point and it crashed faster so we shut it off could it be a bad processer?
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post #6 of 17
Can you just turn the core activator on auto?
also check and make sure your gpu fan is running and on a decent setting. I just found out my fan has been running on a default 24%
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post #7 of 17
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yes he has his GPU fan turned up to about 75% while playing sc2 and it still crashes hes had it on 100% and it still crashes but to make it weird sometimes it crashes on desktop and when he overclocked it here with the biostars V8 BIOS option it crashed instantly on desktop it no longer is overclocked
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post #8 of 17
Im at a loss. I had almost the exact same issue but it was fixed by disabling the core unlocker and setting it to auto. All I can think of is to do a memory test. That is what was suggested to me when I had the issue. Sorry I couldn't help :/

Not to say your retarded but are you sure your running correct gpu drivers?
Edited by Kyubimark - 2/23/11 at 4:41pm
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post #9 of 17
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its ok and yes he has had his memory tested, he orignaly bought 8gb of ram 4 gb was bad hes using his good 4gb. im at a loss aswell hes ganna check bios temps at shutdown
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Ah well keep us updated. Maybe something will come to me. The processor may be overheating. You didn't apply to much TIM did you? Just seen the idle temps, sounds higher than what you want.
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