mcp61sm-gm problems

May 14, 2011 at 05:36:03
Specs: Windows XP
mcp61sm-gm intermittently powers down.
Replaced PSU - no change
Re-installed O/S (from vista to Xp - no change

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May 14, 2011 at 06:36:01
Why would you think changing the OS would fix a power problem?

Did you check the CPU temp to see if it's overheating? It could be shutting down to prevent itself from frying completely. I believe that board is from a Gateway / eMachines - why did you not post the model number of your system? And what about the power supply? Which did you have & which one did you upgrade to? Please list the make/model, wattage & amperage specs to both units. eMachines are notorious for using crappy Bestec units, hopefully you didn't buy an identical replacement.

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