my computer shuts down for every 5 mins

Intel Essential dg41wv desktop motherboa...
June 3, 2012 at 20:03:43
Specs: xp 3, quad core/4gb
I had a recently hardware change, as teh mother board dg33fb was not working, so i changed the mother board to Inteldg41wv, then i changed the ram to ddr3, and i didnt change the processor same core 2 quad and also the 512mb graphics carsd, after changing the hardware my system startd working then i reinstalled the os, it was working for 3hrs and it started shutdown automatically, then imediately switched on the computer, then it shutdown for every 5 mins still it is not solved
and the temperature is 45deg

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#1
June 3, 2012 at 21:05:06
Sounds like a weak power supply. Why are you using Intel brand boards?

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#2
June 4, 2012 at 21:06:18
Tell us the (max output) wattage capacity of the power supply and the brand of it.
Some brands of el-cheapo power supplies are well known to be a lot more likely to cause you problems - e.g. BESTEC, on emachines, sometimes Acer, Gateway, and cheaper models of other brands of desktop computers.

There should be noticeable air being blown out of the back of the computer case where the power supply is.

Tell us which video card you have installed.
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If the computer Restarts every time this happens......

Win XP is set by default to automatically Restart when it encounters an unrecoverable error.

To have XP possibly display an error message you can investigate instead of the computer rebooting:

1. Click Start, and then right-click My Computer.
2. Click Properties.
3. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
4. Under System failure, click on the small box beside Automatically restart to remove the checkmark.
5. Click OK, and then click OK.

If you then get an error message, look at all of it's details.
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If you can't get into Windows, or if you can but you can't use it for long enough to do that....

Remove any bootable CDs or DVDs you have in drives.

Boot the computer and starting very early, press F8 repeatedly, do not hold down the key, and when the "Advanced..." Windows loading choices menu appears, choose
Disable automatic restart on system failure.
That will attempt to load Windows normally.

It's a one time thing - it only disables Restarting on system failure when you have selected it.
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If a blue screen appears it will stay on the screen.

Copy down the things that are unique in the message and post them here.

E.g.

STOP: 0Xx00000xx (we don't need the stuff in brackets beside that)

A_TEXT_STRING_ALL_IN_CAPITALS

There may be a problem file named at the end of the text.

There may be a link to More info or similar - if so, click on it to see if it names a problem file.

There may be a mention of a MINIDUMP file having been made. If so, that MINIDUMP file can be analyzed.


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#3
June 5, 2012 at 01:26:59
thanks, today i will check the things as you explained and let you know imediately.

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#4
June 11, 2012 at 20:58:48
sorry for late reply, it is installed with installed ddr2 512mb graphics card, when i came to know the graphics card is for ddr2, then i uninstalled the graphics card , then also the same problem exist, then i unchecked the automatic restart and restrted the computer but the blue screen doennt appear after restart, it works normally, and a box will appear saying new hardware found, and I checked few things as you said earlier to check the power,

processor thermal margin - +34c
mother board temp +40c
+5v - +5.125v
+3.3v -3.376v
+12v -+12.420v
processor voltage - +1.224v
cpu fan - 1917

and the ram i am having is kingston 2gb of 1333mghz but it motherboard is suitable for 1066mghz is this a problem, please help


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#5
June 12, 2012 at 19:34:04
"...let you know imediately."

6 days later, you reply.
That really doesn't matter, though.

You HAVE NOT answered some of my questions or made comments about some of things I said !

"Tell us the (max output) wattage capacity of the power supply and the brand of it."

That's on a label on the PS, inside the computer case.

"There should be noticeable air being blown out of the back of the computer case where the power supply is.'

Is there noticeable air being blown out ?

"Tell us which video card you have installed."
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The type of ram the video card that is installed in a mboard slot has built into it has no relation to the type of ram the mboard is using.

"....then i uninstalled the graphics card , then also the same problem exist..."

You connected the monitor to the onboard video port and you still had the same problem of the mboard shutting off and not starting up again automatically ?
If yes, your problem is not caused by the video card in the slot.

" i unchecked the automatic restart and restrted the computer but the blue screen doennt appear after restart, it works normally, and a box will appear saying new hardware found"

What hardware did Found New Hardware find ?
Was that when the video card was removed, or when it was installed ?
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Your CPU temp is cool enough, the mboard temp is reasonable along with the CPU temp, but when did you look at the readings ?
How long was the computer running before you did that ?

Your +3.3 v, +5 v, and +12 v readings are all within 10% of the nominal reading, That's good.
However, those readings can be fine even when the power supply has something wrong with it.

The ONLY way to rule out your power supply as being the cause of your problem is to
- try a power supply from another working computer, when your video card is not installed.
- try your power supply with another working computer, if your power supply has the same wattage capacity or higher as the other power supply.

I have no idea whether the CPU voltage is okay until you tell us which CPU you're using.
"quad core" doesn't tell us much.

RIGHT click on My Computer - select Properties.
What does it say the CPU is there on the right side of the window that popped up ?

"....the ram i am having is kingston 2gb of 1333mghz but it motherboard is suitable for 1066mghz is this a problem,"

You list 4 gb. Do you have two identical (same part number on the module) Kingston 2 gb ram modules ?

If the other module is NOT identical, that MAY be a problem, or if the ram has a poor connection in it's slot(s) that would be a problem, but you would likely be having problems in Windows when the computer WAS running in that case, and that would NOT cause the computer to shut off.

If you DO have 4 gb of ram installed in the mboard, all versions of XP are 32 bit except Pro 64 bit and 32 bit versions will perform a little better when you install a max of 3 gb of ram rather than 4 gb, but that's another subject.

Kingston lists only one ram module for DG41WV:
http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/s...

It's NOT 1333 mhz ram.
However, if all other things about the ram module(s) is (are) compatible, ram that is rated to run at a faster speed will run at a lower speed in your mboard no problem - you just cannot run it at 1333 mhz in this mboard.

If you have no problems when the computer IS running, then there's no problem regarding that ram being installed.

You can install a max 2 gb module in each of your two ram slots, for a total of 4 gb max.



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