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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by speederpro, Jan 28, 2005.

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  1. speederpro

    speederpro Thread Starter

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    My computer keep shutting down randomly. Like 3 or more times in an 8 hour period. I have check the CPU heat and it is currently running at a steady 50 degree. There is no power failure, no viruses, no spyware. I just reinstall my whole computer and it is still doing it. I don't find any hardware failure either. Does anyone have a solution? :eek:
     
  2. Cadet

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    have you done any tests on your RAM ?

    try running the free memory tester from http://www.memtest86.com/

    see if that helps

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  3. Friek

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    also test the PSU.
     
  4. speederpro

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    Thanks, I will test it and see what the result. And what is PSU? How do i test it?
     
  5. Cadet

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    PSU stands for Power Supply Unit . But you already stated that you know there is no power failure.

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  6. speederpro

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    I tested the memory and it is fine. Is there any other suggestions?

    Thanks for trying to help me...:D
     
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    Try a different power supply or have you done this?
     
  8. 911

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    Is it shutting down (like Start>Shutdown) or crashing (freeze or Blue screen) ?
     
  9. speederpro

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    Alright, I was only able to run up to 40% of memory test. It gave me something like this:
    Tst Pass Failing address Good Bad Err Bits count
    7 19 00012f4e478 - 303MB 76f4296C 76fc296c 00080000 1

    I have no clue what this means. Oh, the total error count is 50.
     
  10. speederpro

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    Oh, this time I ran the memory test on a different machine with the ram on the failing machine.

    How it crashes? Changes a blue screen, then restart. And the failing machine now uses a new ram but still does the same thing.

    The ram from the failing machine ran on a known good machine fail the memory test but doesn't change to blue screen and restart.
     
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