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Old 08-11-2006, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy computer keeps cutting off

winxp/ pent D (3.2)/ 1gb RAM/ 200gb maxtor

computer keeps cutting out. I was editing/ compressing video when about half way through the computer cuts off. No signs off smoke or anything burning. just keeps cutting off. it does it when i use the same program. I have went throught this episode about five times in the last three days.

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Old 08-11-2006, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So the PC just loses power completely?

What are your system temperatures?

...You can check in your BIOS, or use SpeedFan


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Old 08-11-2006, 03:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah i would say high temps, also the program could be crashing your computer do it an error either with the video or the program it self. so try a reinstall.

are you getting a bsod ? is it just going black? do fans and hdd still have power?
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Yeah, sounds like an overheat. Could be your PSU or even your front panel. On thing you can try if it's your case is disconnecting the front panel pins on your motherboard, and the shorting the power-on pins with a paperclip. I've used mine that way for almost a year now.

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