My gaming computer randomly restarts

August 11, 2013 at 22:13:13
Specs: Windows 7
I've had my computer since may and have had zero problems with it, ever since three days ago it has been unplayable. First thing that happened was when I turned on my computer the actual computer part acted like it turned on like the lights and everything were glowing but my monitors light was still orange as if the computer was in sleep mode and wouldn't do anything. So I checked all the cords made sure they were good and they were. I finally kept restarting and turning the computer on and it did turn on finally but now every about ten minutes it just turns off for a second my monitor says no signal and then it starts back up.. No idea what is wrong at this point. I thought maybe it was over heating for some reason and there was dust in there or something so I got the electronic air duster and cleaned out the little dust I could find and it did nothing.. I haven't downloaded anything new on my computer basically since I got it in may and all I downloaded then was arma 3 battlefield 3 and arma 2 and I have virus protection so I'm pretty sure there is no virus doing this.. Any thoughts on what the problem may be ?
Oh and also, I'm pretty sure nothing in my computer is over heating because It does it sometimes literally within minutes of me turning the computer on.. Unless that is enough time for it to over heat.. Idk, just doesn't make sense since i've had it since may with no problems.

And this is what I know is in my computer
windows 7 home 64
pc tower/corsair 600watt ps
asrock motherboard
intel 15 3.1 CPU
8gp gskill memory
500gp wd hard drive
dvdw rom
evga 2gb pci 3.0 video

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#1
August 12, 2013 at 01:28:10
Hi Randyb15,

Turn off the system. Press and hold power button for 20 seconds.

Turn on the system and tap F2 or Delete to boot the system to BIOS. Check if the system turns off in BIOS.

Try a different power outlet.
Remove hardware components one by one to isolate the issue.

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Manshu S
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#2
August 12, 2013 at 05:36:57
You didn't post any temps so I'm guessing you don't have monitoring software installed & haven't checked the temp readings in the BIOS. You can't be sure it's not overheating if you're not checking temps. 10 minutes is more than enough time for a CPU to overheat & force a shutdown, it can happen in seconds if the heatsink is improperly installed. Another possibility is the power supply. Corsair is reputable brand but sometimes "stuff happens". If you haven't already done so, disable the auto-restart feature in Win7, that way an error message will be displayed.

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

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windo...

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#3
August 12, 2013 at 12:23:37
I haven't gotten past the first solution my computer won't even turn on now lol

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#4
August 12, 2013 at 12:26:58
Ill try that but now I got an even bigger problem I held down the power button for 20 seconds And my computer won't turn on now.. Well the computer will but the monitor light still stays orange and doesn't turn blue as if its in sleep mode or something

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#5
August 12, 2013 at 12:38:13
Unplug the cable from the back of the power supply and leave it unplugged for 30 seconds. Also while off, if the power supply has an on/off switch, switch it off. Also, some power supplies have a green or amber light to confirm they have power, does yours?

Plug it back in, switch it back on and see if you can get it to power on. If it doesn't come back on, I would suggest testing it with a power supply tester (or take it to a shop) and start narrowing down which equipment is good. (PSU, Motherboard, etc).

www.standby-it.com


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#6
August 12, 2013 at 12:43:32
Scratch that I got it on, not sure if I'm in bios since I'm not to fond of what that is but It says asrock Uefi setup utility and the CPU temperature is average 38 Celsius and the m/b is 32 Celsius

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