CPU Keeps shutting off...why?
Here's my problem. I built my first system back in January and here it is
AMD Athlon 64 3000
Gigabyte K-8 Triton Motherboard
Mushkin PC 2700 1 Gig Memory
Aspire X Dreamer II Case w/ 350 W PSU
Western Digital 80 GB HD
Maxtor 200 GB HD
ARTEC CDRW/DVD Drive
SONY DVD-RW Drive
PNY Verto GeForce MX 400
Creative SB Live 5.1
So for the last couple months I've been having issues with the computer just randomly shutting off. Lately it's been happening when I try to burn DVDs, run VirusScan, and playin any game for a extended period of time. It's been getting progressively worse and I have no idea what's causing it.
Many people suggested that the PSU was to blame, being a it was a generic 350W Aspire, and apparantly those aren't that great. So today I recieved a new Thermaltake silent purepower 480W PSU, installed it, and for awhile I thought the problem was fixed. I could burn DVDs okay, but when I went to run Virus Scan it shut off randomly during the scan, it did the same thing when I was playing a game earlier.
So after installing the new PSU, someone said to check the memory, so i ran Memtest86 and I got about 76% through the test before it shut off again, which at that point there were no errors and no passes.
So does anyone know what is causing these random shutoffs? You can leave me a post here or IM me on AIM, my sn is spdj20. Thanks for your help