Computer Turns Off? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-25-2007, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 31
Default Computer Turns Off?

Ok I have been having this problem for a month or so now. My PC specs are as follows:
Intel c2d e6400 2.13GHz
Sapphire x1950XTX 512MB
Enermax 535W PSU
Apacer 2GB 667MHz RAM
320GB HD 16MB Cache
ASUS P5N-SLI Motherboard
Some cheap case =P

My PC has been shutting off randomly. I was thinking that it would be because my video card was overheating, but I have 6 fans inside the case, including the PSU fan, the video card fan and the processor fan. But my video card, when I turn on my PC, is at an amazing 72C. This seems fairly high, and when I played Counter-Strike 1.6 (is not a demanding game at all) my video card posts about 80C - 82C (according to my ATi drivers.) I was going to try and put a small fan but I already have a fan on the disconnectable part of my case and I can't seperate it due to the wire, so that's not an option.

I would like more if someone can contact me via AIM (for better support, don't have to wait on the thread for the person to post) so if you can please contact me at : the 0liminator ("ZERO"liminator). Thanks ahead of time for help.

oliminator is offline  
Old 03-25-2007, 09:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
Do not Stare at my Avatar
Ste's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Upon Gleaning Infinity
Posts: 9,578
Send a message via MSN to Ste
Default Re: Computer Turns Off?

I would first try memtest86. Just to get that possibility out of way.
Google it, download it, burn to disk, boot off of it. Run test for 4-6 hours.
The more errors it reports the more likely it is to be bad memory.

I would then try to lower the room temparture as much as possible.
I won't pretend to know the max operating temp for your card but it seems high.

Ste is offline  
Old 03-26-2007, 04:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
I know <html>, do you?
SYL\X/3K's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,646
Send a message via AIM to SYL\X/3K Send a message via Yahoo to SYL\X/3K
Default Re: Computer Turns Off?

can be your power supply faulty which may had a spike or ur cpu overheating

but 72*c seems high i would change the thermal paste on that bad boy and see what it pulls, id recommend Arctic Silver 5
P3 Setup- Intel 1.0ghz , 512Mb SDRAM , ATI 9200 128MB, 2x 40GB HD, Asus CUSL-LV

.....:::::POST Troubleshooting Steps.___.My Rig.___.Memory Test:::::.....
SYL\X/3K is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.