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Solved: URGENT!!!!!!!Computer shuts down!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by elvla2, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. elvla2

    elvla2 Thread Starter

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    Computer Specs:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
    EVGA 132-YW-E180-A1 NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
    4GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1800
    2 Western Digital 320GB SATA
    1 LG Bluray DVD-ROM/ DVD R/W
    1 ULTRA PSU 750 Watts LSP750
    XFX Nvidia GEForce 9800GX2 1GB

    I built it and when I turn it on I get a display, but after a minute or two it turns off by itself.

    Please help!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks to all of you.
     
  2. win2kpro

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    My first two guesses would either be the processor overheating or the power supply is dropping out.

    Normally, when a processor overheats it doesn't take it two minutes. An Ultra Power Supply is a pretty minimal power supply to try to run two 9800 series cards. Does the exhaust air coming out of the power supply seem unusually hot?
     
  3. elvla2

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    I only have one 9800GX2 1GB Video Card.
     
  4. win2kpro

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    Is the air being exhausted from the power supply fairly hot?
     
  5. elvla2

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    Its not hot, regular temperature. I also was running this machine with the side pannel open.
     
  6. win2kpro

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    Take a digital multi-meter with a set of needle probes and when the machine is running probe the +12v connectors on the main power plug where it plugs into the board (yellow wires) and see if you are getting a drop in voltage before the machine shuts off.

    You will need to test each +12v line individually.
     
  7. elvla2

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    I will try this test today and 2morrow I will post again.

    Thank you win2kpro, you are the best
     
  8. gstraub

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    You say that you get a display, is it the post display or does windows boot up completely?
     
  9. elvla2

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    I don't have Windows installed but I went into the bios change the date, save and reboot. And when I went to install Windows and shows "Press any key to install Windows" I pressed any key and right there it just shuts off.
     
  10. gstraub

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    I assume you are installing from a disc, make sure that you set the first boot device to your cd/dvd drive and you set allow boot from cd, in the bios setup. The bios will shut down the computer if it can't find an operating system.
     
  11. replay

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    never seen that happen :confused:

    do u have the heatsink attached right? try reseating it (u may have to reapply the thermal paste)
     
  12. win2kpro

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    I guess I misunderstood your first post. I thought the machine was booting, and then shutting down after a couple of minutes. If you don't have Windows installed, then you don't need to test the power supply at this time.
     
  13. elvla2

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    I changed the Video Card and replaced it with a lower one, plus I had to take out a hard drive. And it worked!!!!!! It let me do everything, I even installed Windows and the drivers. Do you think it might be the power supply?
     
  14. Gulo Luseus

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    From reading all above, yes it does sound like the PSU. You have reduced the power consumption by changing cards and taking out a HD, so it seems you havent enough power. It might be that the amps for the 9800 from the PSU arent enough ( quite likely really).
    thats not saying the PSU is faulty, its probably fine, just not enough for what you have. I am not good with US suppliers/ parts ( gime UK I can give you plenty hehe), but I am sure someone can recommend a good one that isnt too expensive :)
     
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