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gunney

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My PC power goes off after starting. If I change the power cord to another socket on my surge protector, it sometimes can be restarted. Sometimes after I wait for awhile and then change the socket, it will come on. Sometimes for a few minutes and sometimes for hours. I suspect a heat issue. All fans are running. Could there be a problem in the power box? Any ideas? Last time I checked the CPU temperature was 52 degrees centigade.
 

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Hi and welcome.

52 on what cpu? That's high for an Intel....as a comparison, my P4 2.8 runs around 42ish.

Also, when you say, 'last time I checked' --- are you checking the bios upon startup? Or do you have a temperature monitoring program running? I would suspect by the time of the shutdown, the temp is probably higher than 52.
 

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AcaCandy said:
Hi and welcome.

52 on what cpu? That's high for an Intel....as a comparison, my P4 2.8 runs around 42ish.

Also, when you say, 'last time I checked' --- are you checking the bios upon startup? Or do you have a temperature monitoring program running? I would suspect by the time of the shutdown, the temp is probably higher than 52.
CPU is a AMD 2.4
I ran a diagnostic programwhile the computer was running.Progessively got warmer as time went by (normal). Stopped at 52 degrees. The problem seems to be more prevelent early in the morning after the computer has been shut down for the night. (Ex. This morning started computer. It booted fine, ran for about 10 minutes annd then shut down. Tried moving the power plug to another socket. booted, then immediatly shut down. Tried another socket. No response. After about 1/2 hour, tried another socked and it booted and ran ok for about 5 minutes, then shut down. After being shut down for about two hors, tried another socket and it booted but then shut down, tried another socket and it has been running ok for about two hours now.When I say shut down I mean power supply goes completly out like a circuit breaker kicking in.
 

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I'd start with the surge protector, perhaps it is failing, then move onto the actual power supply.
 

gunney

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Does the same thingwhen plugged into the wal socket. Do you think it mightbe the power supply box?
 
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