PC Random Switch Off

  Muzzsjm 18:05 09 Jul 2003

Right people, basically my PC randomally switches off and powers down. I've changed PSU, Case, Motherboard, Heatsink/Fan and RAM.

It happens whenever I try to install Windows at a certain point or play some games. I think it may be the graphics card or CPU. I can use the Internet fine or do things on the desktop.

The pins on one of my hard drives are a bit out of shape as they got damaged during an upgrade. I have to unplug the PC at the pluug on the wall before it will power back up.

My specs are:

AMD Athlon XP 1700
768mb PC2100 Crucial DDR RAM
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128mb
ASUS A7V333 Socket A Motherboard
Onboard C-Media Sound Card
52X Mat*!@:a CDROM
D-Link 10/100 PCI Network Card
17" CTX Monitor
20gb Maxtor Hard Drive
20gb Fujitsu Hard Drive
4D Optical Mouse
Windows Keyboard

  Gaz 25 18:20 09 Jul 2003

Is your PC overheating?

Check the CPU and mainboard temp.

Is the PSU faulty?

Has windows a error in error log for the time it powered down?

Is it a memory fault?

It could be any, some people on here will be able to suggest ontesting these, but I use software which is not free, sorry.


PS. You could try SiSoft sandra, do a search on Google, for the free version.

Or ADIA32.

  Muzzsjm 18:22 09 Jul 2003

Its not a PSU as I have tried two, the CPU and memory temp are fine and there is no Windows errors.

  Gaz 25 18:25 09 Jul 2003

Ummm, Very odd, have you checked for a virus?

  Muzzsjm 18:28 09 Jul 2003

Nope no viruses... Its weird!

  Gaz 25 18:39 09 Jul 2003

To tell you the truth an old system of mine running 98 does the same, never got to the bottom of it yet.

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