Solved computer randomly shuts down

May 6, 2014 at 02:32:32
Specs: xp pro, amd athlon /768ddr r
computer randomly shuts down, but can be switched on within a few mins and everything runs fine.
It shutdowns when playing games (candy crush,pkr etc) at random times, the shutdowns happen at random times meaning i can play for hours on end before it shutdowns or other times it'll only be a few mins. It seems to me it cant handle running too many things at a time anymore.I've tried removing 1 ram chip and playing but same problem, so tried the other and same, so i have both in at the mo. any help please before i take it to an expert and pay him a shetload of money >_< .lol..comp is about 1.5yrs old which i purchased to play bf3 so is or should be decent.
Cheers guys

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May 7, 2014 at 19:51:04
I was able to Zoom in and read it.
3.3V 1.872
5V 3.447
12V 8.016

TMPIN0 79C
TMPIN1 30C
TMPIN2 128C

Fan1 3139RPM
Fan2 1369RPM

First, specs are for motherboard only, CPU portion is collapsed and not visible.
Second, voltages are way too low.
Third, Temps are way too high (2 of 3).
Fourth, Fan speeds are on the high side.

Everything is clogged up with dust as well as the power supply needs immediate replacement. Either blow out the system, fans, heat sinks, vents with a can of compressed air and replace the power supply, or take it to someone who you trust to fix it for you. After this fix if you do it yourself, you will then need to repost the results so we can see if there is anything remaining that will still need attention.
I am interested in the CPU temps and details from HWMonitor, but I suspect that at least those temps will be high as well. Please post these, a simple list will do and please include all.
After cleaning and replacing the power supply, please do this and post the results (all): Shut down the system for a couple of hours, start and immediately begin monitoring all temps, record the near start up temps, then the temps after 10 minutes idle, then after 15minutes of normal use. This will help the most.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
May 6, 2014 at 06:20:49
Install HWMonitor from the link below to monitor both the temperatures and voltages in real time. Post back with those numbers.

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmo...


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#2
May 6, 2014 at 16:26:08
with pkr running
with pkr (online poker) running

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#3
May 6, 2014 at 16:29:42
without pkr
without pkr running..sorry didnt know how to upload both on previous post

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#4
May 7, 2014 at 06:05:37
Unfortunately, your posts are too small to read and when blown up are too blurred to read.

Try just posting the temperatures.

Note the 3.3V, 5V, +12V should all read +- 5% of those values.


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#5
May 7, 2014 at 19:51:04
✔ Best Answer
I was able to Zoom in and read it.
3.3V 1.872
5V 3.447
12V 8.016

TMPIN0 79C
TMPIN1 30C
TMPIN2 128C

Fan1 3139RPM
Fan2 1369RPM

First, specs are for motherboard only, CPU portion is collapsed and not visible.
Second, voltages are way too low.
Third, Temps are way too high (2 of 3).
Fourth, Fan speeds are on the high side.

Everything is clogged up with dust as well as the power supply needs immediate replacement. Either blow out the system, fans, heat sinks, vents with a can of compressed air and replace the power supply, or take it to someone who you trust to fix it for you. After this fix if you do it yourself, you will then need to repost the results so we can see if there is anything remaining that will still need attention.
I am interested in the CPU temps and details from HWMonitor, but I suspect that at least those temps will be high as well. Please post these, a simple list will do and please include all.
After cleaning and replacing the power supply, please do this and post the results (all): Shut down the system for a couple of hours, start and immediately begin monitoring all temps, record the near start up temps, then the temps after 10 minutes idle, then after 15minutes of normal use. This will help the most.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
May 8, 2014 at 21:30:52
OtheHill, you must be having graphic issues...it blows up just fine on my shop PC's

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