wtf crash

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  1. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    computer boots, no matter what os, whether linux or windows, and then just shuts off by itself. used to be sporadic (only happened today) and over an hour it got more and more frequent. finally, it boots for three, maybe four seconds, and then shuts off. what gives?

    power supply? it's not os since i've got two doing the same thing
     
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    sounds like power supply. have a multimeter? check voltages if you do.

    could also be faulty HDD...but more likely it would jsut BSOD instead of completely shutdown.
     
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    most very likely PSU (Power Supply Unit).
    If not that, it would have to be either the Mother board OR CPU temperture (less likely, but this one you can check in the BIOS's health page).
     
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    but if it were faulty hd wouldn't i just get an error during the POST?
    can't get to bios, runs through portion of ram check before dying
     
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    not necessarily. but i think you can rule the HDD out, i wa just thinking outloud.

    do u have a backup PSU to test with?
     
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    sighs, yeah, but it is in another box. gotta rip everything out of both cases to get the power supplies out to test... gotta do what i gotta do though
     
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    well the spare ps is out in an old system in the garage. i'd rather buy a new one and test it than rip that one out, since i don't know how the heat has affected it.
     
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    its most probably not HDD. Faulty HDDs dont have this effect on a PC. If you want you can disconnect the HDD and see for yourself.
    I would go with a new PSU. It is probably that.
     

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