My computer shuts itself down

April 23, 2010 at 10:32:08
Specs: Windows XP
I have replaced my power supply, and my vga cord. Cleaned the inside of my pc. I have an open box lcd monitor that I have had for a while. I am not sure of my pc components because my dad built it. I am a networking student and am trying to figure out if my video card could possibly shut down my pc. If I have my monitor off or unplugged the pc never shuts down. After a while of having the pc running with the monitor after some time it shuts down the pc. The video card fan is working and I have replaced my power supply. What could I be missing? Do I need a new video card?

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April 23, 2010 at 11:30:09
Do you have the drivers for the video card installed.

And do you get any error messages like a blue screen or anything

Do you still have the old VGA card just to try

ps if you want to know your pc components download this free program

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April 23, 2010 at 12:28:19
Yes my drivers are still installed and no errors just up and running one minute and shuts down the next (not in the literal sense). Some times it stays on longer than others. All I can say is that it only shuts down if I turn the monitor on...otherwise it stays on

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April 23, 2010 at 12:38:48
Try with different memory module and graphics card step by step.

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