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Computer turning off

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by blnfoot, Apr 20, 2006.

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  1. blnfoot

    blnfoot Thread Starter

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    Hello I'm a little new to these forums but I have an annoying problem and I was hoping this place could help me come to a solution. I just bought new components from the store about a week ago now and what it does is that it will just turn off for no reason. I was told and have read that it could be from over heating my cpu usually idles at around 40C and the highest I seen it get was 61C. the other problem could be that I don't have a big enough power supply to handle my power but I don't think thats it. So if anyone could help me out with my problem that would be awesome thank you.

    here are my system specs:
    3.2 Ghz hyperthreading processor
    1 GB of ram
    120 GB HDD
    500W power supply
     
  2. jparr111

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    What new components? They MAY have something to do with it.
     
  3. blnfoot

    blnfoot Thread Starter

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    well I had an old gateway that I bought new parts for and upgraded it and the new compenets that I bought are in my system specs on my first post.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    The 500W P/S is plenty, but what brand is the P/S? It could either be defective, or simply a cheap P/S that doesn't actually perform up to it's rating. Another thing to try is run a memory test for a couple of hours and see if that turns up anything.

    Microsoft Memory Diagnostic

    MEMtest86
     
  5. loony_taz00

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    I'm thiknig that the power supply could be going... or just defective
     
  6. blnfoot

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