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ChernaBus    32

Howdy dudies. I'm taking my desktop to a relative who can hopefully fix it. I just wanted to ask, in your experiences, what could it mean when your PC is shutting itself off completely, with no warning. This can happen even within minutes of boot-up.

We suspect overheating, and if we're lucky it'll just be the paste on the CPU drying out, an easy fix - but what else could it be?

Thanks in advance!

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Guest Alfie   
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Your power supply might not be able to handle your GPU, I had it when I got my 550ti.

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ChernaBus    32

Ah right cheers. I've had no problem until now for about 3 years. Don't know if that makes any difference.

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Wunsleh    10

Howdy dudies. I'm taking my desktop to a relative who can hopefully fix it. I just wanted to ask, in your experiences, what could it mean when your PC is shutting itself off completely, with no warning. This can happen even within minutes of boot-up.

We suspect overheating, and if we're lucky it'll just be the paste on the CPU drying out, an easy fix - but what else could it be?

Thanks in advance!

your temperature could get too high.

download this: http://speedfan.nl.softonic.com/

I doubt that its the temperature but you never know.

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ChernaBus    32

Howdy dudies. I'm taking my desktop to a relative who can hopefully fix it. I just wanted to ask, in your experiences, what could it mean when your PC is shutting itself off completely, with no warning. This can happen even within minutes of boot-up.

We suspect overheating, and if we're lucky it'll just be the paste on the CPU drying out, an easy fix - but what else could it be?

Thanks in advance!

your temperature could get too high.

download this: http://speedfan.nl.softonic.com/

I doubt that its the temperature but you never know.

Definitely power supply

Hmm, I have about 4 working fans and a massive heatsink... You guys may be right. Power supply wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

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Wunsleh    10

Howdy dudies. I'm taking my desktop to a relative who can hopefully fix it. I just wanted to ask, in your experiences, what could it mean when your PC is shutting itself off completely, with no warning. This can happen even within minutes of boot-up.

We suspect overheating, and if we're lucky it'll just be the paste on the CPU drying out, an easy fix - but what else could it be?

Thanks in advance!

your temperature could get too high.

download this: http://speedfan.nl.softonic.com/

I doubt that its the temperature but you never know.

Definitely power supply

Hmm, I have about 4 working fans and a massive heatsink... You guys may be right. Power supply wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

it's probably the power supply since the temperature cant get that high minutes after booting up.

but its worth checking out.

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ChernaBus    32

your temperature could get too high.

download this: http://speedfan.nl.softonic.com/

I doubt that its the temperature but you never know.

Definitely power supply

Hmm, I have about 4 working fans and a massive heatsink... You guys may be right. Power supply wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

it's probably the power supply since the temperature cant get that high minutes after booting up.

but its worth checking out.

Sadly it won't stay on long enough for me to download that program, I'm stuck on the missus' laptop. Thanks a lot though dewds.

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What GPU do you have?

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ChernaBus    32

Ho boi now you're testing me. Erm, AMD 6Core 1055T, if that's the right thing.

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grumgtiii    0

i had this issue when i upgraded to my gtx660, i had a 750w psu, it worked fine with my gts450, as soon as i put the GTX660 on the 12vrail seemed to spike and cause the pc to shutoff without any warning.

the psu works fine with other cards it just seemed to spike on my gtx660, ive had a 670 on it and it was fine,

i swapped it out for a coolermaster silent pro 500w modular thing and its been perfect ever since.

also a good app for wathcin temps etc is Speccy

http://www.piriform.com/speccy

also CPUID hw montior is another good one

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

edit: also another thought, have you chcked to see if your memory is seated proerply, i had this also, wouldnt boot and when it did itd die within a few mins, took my memory out put it back in and it booted fine and has been fine since

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ZeroXiz    0

- Overheating

- PSU (with 750W that's not the problem)

- Failed overclock (did you attempt to overclock your CPU?)

- Virus (start it up in security mode and see if it still happens)

- OS (the OS might have a unsolvable issue, start the computer and enter CMOS setup)

- Other hardware failures (Often this is CPU, RAM, MOBO, PSU, or GPU. Open your case and make sure everything is getting powered and is sitting correctly).

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