Changed PSU, still random shutdowns

December 15, 2010 at 08:12:56
Specs: Windows XP sp3
my computer was acting up so I upgraded from a 400W to a brand new PSU but it still shuts down randomly, I have not witnessed one but I left it on today while I went out and when I came back it was dead, also I think it restarted last night when I left it on to download stuff.

Does this mean that my HDD is broken or smth else?
Temperatures are fine, it only seems to shutdown when just idling and running uTorrent

I was already thinking of changing HDDs because this one is old and it needs a format anyway so should I order a new one or is there a simpler solution?

ALSO, if I run a graphically demanding game on my computer and I let the PC manage virtual memory is it possible for it not to generate enough cos I was playing Starcraft2 and it froze for a few mins and it said it ran out of memory. Also I tried a different game which ran with no problems before when I had set a certain amount of virtual memory and now it lags horribly with PC managed mem.


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#1
December 15, 2010 at 09:13:47
You need to post more information about your system, such as what CPU, how the temperatures are being measured, how much ram, what video card and what brand of power supply. A 600w power supply upgrade means nothing, if it is a crap no name power supply compared to the old 400w.

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#2
December 15, 2010 at 09:28:20
Yes we need that info if u want us to help.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires piece prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#3
December 15, 2010 at 10:30:58
yep we cant help u without ur FULL systems specs espeacially the new psu u got

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#4
December 15, 2010 at 11:06:28
Windows: Windows XP Professional, Version 5.1.2600, Service Pack 3, 32 Bit.
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Memory (RAM): 1024 MB
CPU Info: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz
CPU Speed: 1747,4 MHz
Sound Card: Realtek HD Audio output
Display Adapters: ATI Radeon HD 3870 | ATI Radeon HD 3870 | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Monitors: 1x; Plug and Play Monitor | Plug and Play Monitor |
Screen Resolution: 1280 X 1024 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport | WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
CD / DVD Drives: D: | E:
Ports: COM1 | COM3 | COM4 LPT1
Mouse: 16 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 232,9GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 42,4GB
USB Controllers: 5 host controllers.
Firewire (1394): 1 host controllers.
Manufacturer: American Megatrends Inc.
Product Make: ConRoeXFire-eSATA2.
AC Power Status: OnLine
BIOS Info: AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 09/06/06 | A M I - 9000606
Time Zone: FLE Standard Time
Battery: No Battery
Motherboard: ConRoeXFire-eSATA2.

new PSU is a 500w stealthXstream2
Technical
500W Configuration
High Efficiency:
80% @ 115V (Typical load)
Overvoltage/Overcurrent/Short-Circuit protection
Active PFC
MTBF:100,000 hours
OCZ PowerWhisper Technology
Internal 120mm fan
3 year warranty backed by OCZ's exclusive
PowerSwap Warranty replacement program.
150 X 140 X 86mm (W x L x H)


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#5
December 15, 2010 at 11:24:08
"new PSU is a 500w stealthXstream2"
amps on the 12V rails 500W is not enough information.
also make sure to scan for malware using malwarebytes and check ur computer temps

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#6
December 15, 2010 at 11:42:19
as I said in the first post, CPU temps are fine, just tested...
idle temps 45 c
full load temps do not exceed 50 c

was there a program or way to measure volts without the thingy?


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#7
December 15, 2010 at 12:11:24
The problem with STARCRAFT II is u don't have enough ram. Your system is capable of running new games but u need atleast 2gb of ram. Hd 3870 use 7.7A from +12v rail, if u have cheapo 500w psu(12v@20A) u should be fine. Start by disabling AUTOMATIC RESTART (right click my computer icon on the desktop>properties>system properties window then click advanced tab>under start up and recovery click settings button>uncheck automatically restart OK). Now u should see the BSOD(if the system attempt to restart) if u don't see it u have HARDWARE problem.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires piece prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#8
December 15, 2010 at 23:58:56
ok so I left it on again for the night to dl and run a malware check and it had restarted again with auto restart off.

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#9
December 16, 2010 at 04:52:54
no actually u cannot see the psu specs unless u open ur computer case, do that post the specs fully and then well see

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#10
December 16, 2010 at 08:11:13
System requirements for playing Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 (Latest Service Packs) with DirectX 9.0c
2.6 GHz Pentium IV or equivalent AMD Athlon processor.
So the question is what frame rates are you trying to use?

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