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My computer was working just fine last night, but for some reason in windows it just automatically shut down the last two times I had it on... So now today when I turn it on everything starts to boot up and all of the sudden it just goes off again. To me it seems like the little batteries on the motherboard have died and I need to get new ones...
Is this the case or what else could be happeneing?

P.S. My CPU is not overclocked


Any suggestions would be great!
 

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If you mean the BIOS battery then it doesn't make the computer shut down when it needs replacement.
When your BIOS battery becomes weak your pc starts acting weird like displaying an erroneous date/time or not remembering bios settings such as what hard disk in installed in your pc, etc...

Your problem looks like a psu issue. Can you try another psu to test ?
I mean logically it shouldn't be overheating since you said it immediately turns off after you power it on so the cpu wouldn't have had time to heat that fast if it's not overclocked (and of course if your heatsink fan is rotating).
 

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u didnt oc anything? try to run first of all an antivirus software and see what happens....if u can run it and also get into ur bios and check the temps and let us know here. another thing reload ur bios defaults and see if that helps...

do all of this and come back here and inform us on the update....
 

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Originally Posted by Oknilp

Can you boot up intp safe mode? Can you get to your bios before the shutdown?

I cant even get into BIOS before it shuts down now... It starts to load and all of the sudden it just turns off automatically...
(for some reason every time Ive turned it on it just seems llike the time that it stays on has lessened) And Right now I dont have another PSU to try out... I think I can fin one though.
 

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Behind my psu theres a switch for 115V and 250V what happenes if I change that to 250V???
 

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Originally Posted by SilentdeathX

Behind my psu theres a switch for 115V and 250V what happenes if I change that to 250V???


I take it your current at home is 120Volts ?
If your house is powered by 120Volts (or 110Volts not sure) then you should keep the psu at 115V because if you set it at 250Volts it won't run since the voltage will be too weak to power it on.
 

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Originally Posted by z_one

I take it your current at home is 120Volts ?
If your house is powered by 120Volts (or 110Volts not sure) then you should keep the psu at 115V because if you set it at 250Volts it won't run since the voltage will be too weak to power it on.

oh okay..
 

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those switch at the back 115 and 225 or whatever if you put it to 225 it usually dont post....leave it on 115 but i have something for you to try. on your mobo the should be a reset. try reseting it and see if it works. if you dont know where it is at the manual should tell you look for something like cmos reset. it should be a jumper you just have to move it or it could be a button like on mine give that a try and see what happens.
 

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oh okay..


try to reset you cmos from doing that you can get into bios but since you said pc shut down there should be a jumper switch or a button on your mobo if you dont know where it is at check the manual it will tell you in there it should say something like cmos reset try that
 

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Okay Ill try right now...

i dont think it would work for you but whenever something wierd happens to my comp i would just remove everything then plug it back on. it usually work for me me.....but when you said the light is on but it turns on and right off did you reset the cmos and if you did, did you put the jumper back after.
 

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It's hard to diagnose the problem if you don't have any spare parts available.
You should start by the easiest first. Try another power supply first and if that does not fix it then start taking parts out of your computer one at a time.
Remove the extra stick of ram if you have got more than one. Then remove the video card if you have onboard video...
Just make sure you turn off your computer everytime you want to remove or re-install something.
Also are you getting beeps or tones when the computer first turns on ?
 

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i dont think it would work for you but whenever something wierd happens to my comp i would just remove everything then plug it back on. it usually work for me me.....but when you said the light is on but it turns on and right off did you reset the cmos and if you did, did you put the jumper back after.


Okay so Ive removed the jumper and my computer turns on and stays on! Now it just does a series of beeps over and over again. But IU havent plugged the jumper in yet. Should I plug it in again while the comp is on or turn the computer off and then plug it in?
 

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Okay so Ive removed the jumper and my computer turns on and stays on! Now it just does a series of beeps over and over again. But IU havent plugged the jumper in yet. Should I plug it in again while the comp is on or turn the computer off and then plug it in?


turn it off.. after it goes off put it back on the same spot then try running the comp again.
 

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turn it off.. after it goes off put it back on the same spot then try running the comp again.

Okay it works! But just one more thing... There was a little message that said that the last time the comp shutdown it was because my CPU overheated. But how is that possiible if I havent even OC'd my CPU???
 

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Okay it works! But just one more thing... There was a little message that said that the last time the comp shutdown it was because my CPU overheated. But how is that possiible if I havent even OC'd my CPU???


so you comp works now right it runs and everything?.....that message it should just be false it showed that because you reset the cmos it usually say that when i reset mine too.
 

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so you comp works now right it runs and everything?.....that message it should just be false it showed that because you reset the cmos it usually say that when i reset mine too.


Yeah... It loads into windows fine now... But after a minute or two of being in windows the comp shuts down again
But I think it is my CPU cuz the Heatsink is Filled with dust... Could that be it?
 
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