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Computer shutting down by itself

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by herolegendmyth, Nov 3, 2011.

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  1. herolegendmyth

    herolegendmyth Thread Starter

    Jun 27, 2008
    Hello, my computer started to shutting down by itself a few days ago. It will shut down just from turning it on, sometime a few minute while its on, and even a hour later. One time, it shut down by itself but the PSU is still running. What is the problem? Here are my spec:

    CPU: X86-based PC
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Processor 5600+, 2800 Mhz, 2 cores Logical Processor.
    MotherBoard: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.09, 5/3/2007
    RAM:3.00 GB
    System model: HP GC673AA-ABA m8100n
    Window 7 Ultimate 32 bit
    WATT output: 500 W
    Hardrive: 450GB
    Video card: NVIDIA GEFORCE 61503E nForce430
    Total Physical memory:2.93 GB
    Available Physical memory: 1.57GB
    Total Virtual memory: 6.08GB
    Available Virtual memory: 4.73GB
    Page File Space: 3.23GB
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    It just shuts down as if you had pulled the plug? My top suspect is the power supply, but overheating or a memory defect could also be causes. Any hints in the Event viewer?

    Is this a laptop or desktop?

    What do you mean by a PSU "running"?
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