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Computer Shutting off randomly

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JPS0042, Jun 6, 2016.

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  1. JPS0042

    JPS0042 Thread Starter

    Oct 23, 2012

    It's possible that this is either a hardware or software issue, but to avoid double threads I'm posting this here and will move it if it turns out that it's the latter problem.

    I've got a beautiful custom-built PC that serves my needs perfectly. However, recently it has been shutting off randomly. It won't turn on immediately afterwards, but if I take two seconds to unplug and plug it back in it turns on fine - no "wheezing" or hard fan work. The fans inside don't sound as if they are working any harder than normal, so I don't believe it's an overheating issue. However, to completely rule this out I'm getting core temp to ensure that it isn't running above the heat safeguards.

    I suppose what I'm getting at is to ask if it's likely that this is a problem with the power supply (based on the simple needing to re plug it back into the socket), the fans inside the computer (it is starting to get hot out, so it's possible that I need more fans and/or need to stop using it when I'm used to using it), or if this could be a malware problem (It appears to stop the most when I'm about 5-15 minutes in to a match of Overwatch, so it's again possible this is an overheating issue.)

    Specs can be provided if needed. I'm looking forward to being able to solve this problem!

  2. Fireflycph


    Apr 1, 2016
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    It certainly does sound like it's a over-heating issue. Whether it's the CPU, powersupply or something else will remain to be seen.
    I think it's a good idea if you monitor CPU temps and fanspeeds for a while. Also, since you have to remove power from the powersupply, it could be powersupply issue. Please give system specs and CPU/Fan data
  3. dustyjay


    Jan 23, 2003
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    Please post your system specs, To include the EXACT Make and model System if Big Box or Laptop, Notebook or tablet Include Service Tag if available. or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard
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