random turn offs.. why?

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  1. FyreDaug

    FyreDaug lolswift

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    computer has an apc backup, I can still physically pull it from the wall and it stays on. cant be a wiring issue in the house.

    It happens ONLY during games, and usually when theres hard drive writes involved. I havent run memtest or anything on this system yet, should I do that or does it sound like a psu problem maybe?
     
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    could be lots of stuff.

    I'd start with *HEAT*

    try running prime95 for a few hours to get the cpu nice and toasty. hopefully it shuts off (so we can start finding the exact cause).
     
  3. Wolf68k

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    Could be the PSU is dying.
    I had something like this happen to me.
     
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    I'd point at heat first too. A random turn off for me is a thong that has a T back. I think it makes the woman's ass look square.
     
  5. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Yep I think it's heat also. My CPU used to do this while playing games. I got a more powerful fan and it fixed the issue.
     
  6. FyreDaug

    FyreDaug lolswift

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    yeah it is a pentium 4 prescott, so im not going to rule out heat.



    infact... just now I rebooted and checked the system temps in the monitor in the bios. it said 75C idle! how can that even be. Its got an aftermarket fan and arctic silver on it. either the probe is wrong or somethings heating up. ill look into it..
     
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    aftermarket fan doesn't mean shit. and i have found artic silver to be worse than normal paste.

    And if your ambient temps are high and you have overall shitty cooling, then the cpu's hsf will not be able to transfer its heat efficiently to ambient air.
     
  8. FartLighter

    FartLighter Resident Fart Expert OT Supporter

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    I also had random shutdowns occur when I had a heatsink that was seated incorrectly on the processor. You'd think it wouldn't even boot, but I guess it was making some contact.
     
  9. haargerman

    haargerman ayuh.

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    take the vacuum to the inside of the case.

    try a new heatsink.
     
  10. Sailor Jerry

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    :ugh:

    Start by re-seating your HSF, and maybe blowing it out with a can of air. 75C idle is NOT normal.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    do NOT use a vacuum inside the case.
     
  12. Doomsday

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    depends on the ass
     
  13. haargerman

    haargerman ayuh.

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    im not talking about a fucking shop-vac here.

    using a small vacuum at its lowest settings with a small nozzle is not going to hurt anything, I've done it a hundred times.

    It's also a hell of a lot cheaper than that canned air shit.
     
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    I think the issue with the vacuum isn't the suction it's the static that is caused by vacuum cleaners pulling that much air and debris threw the plastic end.
     
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    it also introduces static electricity and EMF.
     

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