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post #21 of 27
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Sounds like a PSU problem.. how long have you had it? Is warranty still available?
I bought it in Feb, so I should definitely have a warranty still on it
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post #22 of 27
also for OC stability for Sandy Bridge, Prime95 Blend
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post #23 of 27
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One other thing to check...I have that exact same case and I had this same problem. What ended being the cause was the fan control wire going to the fans on the side pannel was pinched by the pannel and was shorting out. I think once the power draw got higher there wasn't enough power to keep things going and it would shut down.

Drove me nuts...I would run it fine with the side pannel off and would seemily randomly shut down with the side pannel on. I finally noticed that the fans on the side pannel were not spinning.

So check that...but likely the PSU. (note I had the slight smokey smell as well)
I ran it with the side of the case off it, and it still shut off on me...its only when its get graphics intense of any sort (tried opening Runes of Magic multiple times, and would shut off on me every time)
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post #24 of 27
Then it is likely the PSU. When you talked about the smokey smell it just remided me of that. Actually what I noticed first was that one of the blue bars was not lit up on the fan controller that should have been. You could try unplugging the fan controller before anything else, but I doubt it will help.

Defective PSUs happen though. Even with the best brands, but that's why we have warranties and RMAs...I just wish the warranty coverred all the shipping.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 4/22/11 at 12:59pm
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post #25 of 27
Have you thought about trying some different drivers for your GPU or reinstalling the ones you have?
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post #26 of 27
I had nearly the same problem as your describing, my computer would just shut off when ever it felt like. So I bought a PSU at bestbuy to diagnose the problem and it turned out that's what it was, I rma'd the SeaSonic, once i got a new one back i returned the PSU back to bestbuy for a full cash refund and i was up and running again.
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post #27 of 27
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sending the PSU in tomorrow, and in the meantime I don't have any money to spend on a spare PSU...so i will have to go a while without a computer
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