Random crash and trouble on reboot

Gateway / Gm5478
January 3, 2009 at 19:40:35
Specs: Vista Home Premium, 2.4 GHz (Quad Core) / 2029 MB
For that past few days my PC has been randomly stopping. No error or freeze up the screen will just go black(But I don't know if the PC is still running so I'm going to keep music on to see if it does or not). Now when I try to boot it up again after I turn it off, nothing happens same black screen so I turn it off and try again and again. Usually after like 10 times it boots normally. I think is my geforce 8500, but does any one know whats wrong? And how might I fix this.

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#1
January 3, 2009 at 20:25:29
It's either the power supply or an overheating issue.

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#2
January 3, 2009 at 20:35:00
How would I check to see if it is one of thoes and which one is better (cheaper to fix).

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#3
January 3, 2009 at 21:32:23
Open up your box and see if it's all gunked up with dust. Check to see if you have good airflow through the power supply.

HWmonitor will tell you your temperatures.
http://downloads.guru3d.com/downloa...

TWIMC
NTVDM = NT, Win2K and WinXP Virtual DOS Manager
http://kb.iu.edu/data/acxn.html


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#4
January 3, 2009 at 21:40:07
Wow thats hot in there! 215 F on the GPU about 120 f on each core. 100 f on the HDD

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#5
January 3, 2009 at 22:02:48
OK that seemed to fix it booted normally on the first try. There was a lot of dust and I cleaned off the fans the best I could with my fingers but I'm going to got the BestBuy tomorrow and buy a can of compressed air and finish the job.

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#6
January 4, 2009 at 08:53:59
Report your temps in Celsius.

215F = 102C
120F = 49C
100F = 38C

The HDD is fine, the CPU is a bit high but still OK, the GPU is close to a meltdown.


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#7
January 5, 2009 at 19:47:46
Oh God, It wont start up at all now (The fans kick on and
there is a few bleeps and bloops but no picture). I tried unplugging every thing and even letting it sit for a few hours
to cool down. So something is defiantly broken, my guess
the video card because it was running so hot. Is there a way
to test this and could I just go buy the same card (geforce
9500) and swap it out. Would that work or would there be a
bunch of complicated stuff I would need to do.

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#8
January 10, 2009 at 12:51:22
Ok I got it fixed (New video card) it's running fine but now the processers are running hot 65- 68 C

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