Computer switches off

  Khalid Saumtally 22:14 01 Nov 2003

GIGABYTE GA-7VA motherboard,Amd socket A 2.4 Ghz,DDR PC2700 Ram, Windows XP Pro. My pc will switch off every 10-15 mins. I have changed the case this time with 350 watts, graphic card and hard drive. It still does it. I suspect the motherboard but then again it could be the processor. Any help will be appreciated.


  gudgulf 22:35 01 Nov 2003

Have you checked that the CPU fan is working?
Alternatively have you checked for any virus infections with an up-to-date anti-virus scanner recently?

  Khalid Saumtally 22:54 01 Nov 2003

Thanks for your prompt reply. The CPU fan is working and I have slaved the drive on another PC checked it with an upto date Norton 2003 antivirus.

  gudgulf 23:21 01 Nov 2003

Have you tried removing and reseating all of the memory/pci cards?They can work loose and cause all manner of problems.

Is it possible that the power supply is faulty.
On my own home built pc I suffered from months of random crashes and errors leading to repeated windows reinstalations and much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth due to a bad power supply.

  graham√ 23:29 01 Nov 2003

OK, lets rule out the simple things first. Check in Control Panel, Power Options. Is this set to turn off after a time?

  DieSse 00:00 02 Nov 2003

Do you mean literally swtch off - ie dead- unpowered?

Or do you mean reboots?

  Khalid Saumtally 23:10 02 Nov 2003

Thank you both for your feedback. I did suspect the power supply at first, then I bought a new case (350 Watts)but the problem persists. I am using the old case for another system which is fine. I then suspected my Radeon 9000 Pro, so I tried another graphic card, still no change. I have got a PCI scsi and a PCI network card on the system. I will remove them individually and see what happen. As it stands I can't get to windows. During booting up the system will shut down (swich off). I went to the Bios and change 1st boot to CD Rom, I get a blue screen with a blinking cursor for about 5-10 minutes then it will switch off completely.

  Khalid Saumtally 23:30 15 Nov 2003

I have now changed my motherboard to Asus A7V8X-X and would you beleive it the system still switch off during boot up. Sometime it will go as far as loading windows and then it will switch off. I just don't know what to do next. Please help.

  Khalid Saumtally 22:00 19 Nov 2003

I am back to normal. It was a faulty Ram that gave me all the troubles.

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