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My computer has been crashing a fair bit lately - I'm not getting any blue screens, the entire computer will just shut off doing routine tasks or idling 2-3 times a day. All temps appear fine. The monitor looks a TV being turned off when these crashes happen. Thoughts?
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Is it shutting off cold? I mean it it just a straight power loss or does the computer actually do a shutdown cycle?
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straight power loss, no cycle. One second its on... next second its off.
post #4 of 7
How old is your psu?
Your psu should run your system with no problems.
I would recommend you disconnect everything in your computer,cables,rams,video card,cpu,let them half an hour out,and put back everything,redo cables.
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Does it shutdown when you're actually using it? Or when you leave it alone? Have you tried checking the power saving mode? It might just be going to sleep or hibernating.
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Does it shutdown when you're actually using it? Or when you leave it alone? Have you tried checking the power saving mode? It might just be going to sleep or hibernating.
Its shut down both idle and active, hibernate and sleep mode are disabled because it crashes the computer ever since I installed sp1... but even then, I've left it on for weeks at a time with no previous issue. The PSU is 2.5 years old... and the cables have not been touched since June 2010.
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So, say you tuned the system on and went inside and started wiggling wires, maybe you will find a bad connection?
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