Computer shut off.

  Fried Lobster 23:32 09 Jan 2008

Hi there,

Need some help with my PC, it seems to just turn itself off.
I have a AMD Athlon 64 939 3500+ CPU

It seems to turn itself off when it's doing something (eg Converting video/audio or running and anti-virus scan.)

I have a new PSU but the same problem occured with the old PSU.

sounds like overheating,check the fans are clear of dust,working etc

  FreeCell 10:27 10 Jan 2008

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Use Speedfan to monitor CPU and case temperatures. Should indicate if there is a cooling problem as Raven suggests.

  howard64 10:42 10 Jan 2008

I would go with *Raven* and clean the inside of the case with compressed air etc. Have you looked at the reports generated in - control panel - administrative tools - event viewer - system. Look for a red error message and then goodle it or come back here.

  Fried Lobster 16:40 10 Jan 2008

Hi, thanks for the replies guys.

It all started turning itself off about a month ago and about 2 weeks ago now i cleaned out the fan and heatsink. The fan on the CPU is now clear of all dust same with the heatsink.

I went on the event viewer and got quite a few errors and warnings, im no expert but they dont look good?
Have uploaded pics:

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Thanks in advance for any help =]

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:26 10 Jan 2008

reload the SATA raid drivers for your hard drives.

  Fried Lobster 16:25 11 Jan 2008

Where can i get these drivers from?


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:37 11 Jan 2008

PC inventory takers :-
Belarc click here
Fresh Diagnose click here
SIW click here
SiSandra click here

run one of these to find out what motherboard and chipset is in your PC then "Google" for the drivers

  Demora 17:17 11 Jan 2008

Also if you have the motherboard install cd. They should be on there.


  Fried Lobster 17:42 13 Jan 2008

Thanks for replies.

Have installed drivers from motherboard CD and still no improvement.

Any other suggestion appreciated?

  Fried Lobster 23:06 13 Jan 2008

CPU temperatures were reaching about 72C earlier. This was just on Microsoft Word and basic internet.

Steady temperatures are at about 45-47C

I would guess that anything above 50C was bad?


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