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My comp keep crashing why?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by earthsfate, Aug 13, 2005.

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  1. earthsfate

    earthsfate Thread Starter

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    Ok it all happen today when i was trying to play Guild Wars and surfing the internet at the same time when all of a sudden my comp just turns off. It never happen before. Then when i try turning on my comp again and logging in it shuts off again. I took a look inside my comp and everything seems to be fine. Also i checked my BIOS and nothing seem to be overheating. After i checked all that i try logging agian and everthing seems to be fine. I played cs source for awhile, watch some movies and played guild wars. Then i scanned my comp for any viruses and spyware and there was none. Then when i went to play gunbound it shutdown again after a min. So right now im going crazy! I dont know wats wrong. I built this comp myself and its been working fine till now. I had this comp for a year now.

    My specs:
    -SAPPHIRE ATLANTIS RADEON 9600XT 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X
    -OCZ Enhanced Latency 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Mirrored Platinum Heatspreader Model
    -DFI LANPARTY UT nF3 250Gb Socket 754 NVIDIA nForce3 250 ATX AMD Motherboard
    -AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Newcastle 800MHz FSB Socket 754 Processor
    -Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
    -TruePower 380Watt ATX12V Power Supply

    plz help :(
     
  2. loserOlimbs

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    Rebooting or turning off?
    you might try this http://hcidesign.com/memtest/download.html
    If it is turning off you probably are over heating, do you get anywarning before it turns off, slow response or a series of beeps maybe?
     
  3. earthsfate

    earthsfate Thread Starter

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    I get no warning at all. It just turns off and doesnt reboot untill today. It just rebooted when i was downloading something.
     
  4. earthsfate

    earthsfate Thread Starter

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    Could it be the psu? Is there a tool to diagnose or check the current amps on all the dc output lines?
     
  5. Kyle015

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    mmmm... you could download a cpu temperature monitor or just check your bios once in a while to check your cpu and case temp.

    It could be the power supply but usually the power supply box will make a popping sound and smoke will come out the back of your case if it is a bad power supply. However, your computer may be putting out more power than the power supply can handle. Not likely, though.

    I had this problem a while ago and I found out I had a hardware virus in my cpu. I replaced it, and everything is back to normal. Don't do this yet though. Leave it as a last resort :).
     
  6. loserOlimbs

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    You can go to Comp USA and buy a PSU tester for $10 dollars. I prefer this over any software test.
     
  7. earthsfate

    earthsfate Thread Starter

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    so far my comp been running no problem for 11hrs after i did a scandisk for bad sectors on my hard drive. i beleive that fixed the problem. well at least i hope so =X
     
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