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Continous PC Shut Down

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by kidwiththeshoes, Jun 13, 2012.

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  1. kidwiththeshoes

    kidwiththeshoes Thread Starter

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    Hello everybody! I'm running on a Windows 7 32 bit system, self built. Before I go into explain all of the details, here are my computer specs:

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    My computer has been crashing a lot recently. It never use to happen, it just started within the past month or so. It's not a BSOD, there's no error, no warning.. Just black. When I start up, it's like nothing ever happened. But it's really annoying, whenever I begin to render a video, it crashes almost every time. It also stopped a few times while I was trying to play games and record, but I have recorded in the past. My computer use to be at it's prime but I don't know what changed. I could really use some advice to fix this. Any suggestions would help, I'm really wanting to render up all the footage I have.
    I do a lot of video game recording on my PC, I use the program bandicam. Also, my PC doesn't seem to be suffering from overheating, as the harddrive stays cool when it crashes.

    Side note: I keep about 50gb free space open on my computer to avoid extra errors :C

    Much obliged :) Feel free to move this to a better-fit topic, I'm not 100% sure of where it's suppose to go.
     
  2. Megabite

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    Howdy,

    So it goes black but the PC is still running and fans are spinning?
     
  3. kidwiththeshoes

    kidwiththeshoes Thread Starter

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    No, everything goes off. No restart, no nothing.
     
  4. Megabite

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    Try checking the temps

    Try this

    Download and install hwmonitor
    and see what the temps etc are. Download the 1.19 setup, english on the righthand side.
    ....take a reading when not running the game or programs CPU(core) and GPU Video card and post them. (Just a screenshot of results is fine)

    Then run the game or any other intensive program for awhile and take another reading post the results
     
  5. kidwiththeshoes

    kidwiththeshoes Thread Starter

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    I shall post you both of the pictures. Let me close down everything.
     
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    kidwiththeshoes Thread Starter

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    Here is my PC, literally running nothing but my antivirus:
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    This is my PC, I'm running a browser, a Minecraft server, Minecraft, and Skype.
    [​IMG]

    EDIT: I retook the picture after everything had been running for about 10-20 minutes.
     
  7. Megabite

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    Maybe there is a setting to turn the PC off if the CPU get to a certain temp in Bios. If you take a look do not set it higher but just investigate.
     
  8. kidwiththeshoes

    kidwiththeshoes Thread Starter

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    Alright, well I have plans to dust out the old rig. It has been forever since this dust has moved an inch. I will let you know how that is. Also, I'm replacing the power supply, I just got a new nice 450W power supply that I plan to hook up. Same voltage and all, but this one looks really nice and new. Beats mine for sure. Any more suggestions are much appreciated :)
     
  9. kidwiththeshoes

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    I have news! I cleared out all my fans, my entire computer of dust. I wasn't expecting it to run so well, but I have been rendering all day and it hasn't delayed once. Considering uploaded a very highquality video to test it out. I really hope this does it, though :)
     
  10. Megabite

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    OK lets see a screen shot of the temps again...do some rendering first as your CPU was quite warm before.
     
  11. norubit

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    It could be one of a few things

    - over heating caused by dust in fans / thermal paste under CPU dried up
    - BSOD (even though you are not seeing a BSOD it maybe happening as Microsoft made it automatically restart)
    - Power supply

    If it is over heating i would:

    - download pass mark burn in test (30 day trial)
    - download speed fan and monitor temps while running pass mark burn in test

    - Clean out all dust from in computer and fans
    - Purchase thermal paste from you computer shop and remove old paste and put new paste on

    and to see if it is BSOD:

    - Right click my computer
    - Properties
    - Advance Tab
    - Startup and recovery
    - uncheck automatic restart

    if it is the power supply:

    - do all of the above, if it is still doing it, it may be power supply if you have a spare try putting it in and trying it / replace it or see your computer guy if you can't figure it out.
     
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