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Computer freezes then shuts off, help please.

by Dylan Detillier / August 22, 2011 10:22 AM PDT

I have a slightly new build, i'd say about two months old. Lately I've
been noticing that my computer will just freeze when I'm doing something
, and a few minutes after turn off. or i turn it off by pressing the
button. I have my BIOS that i've updated, i've ran memory tests, so my
RAM isn't the problem. Everything seems to be hooked up. I even monitor
the Processor temp and it stays around 34-43 degrees Celsius. Here are
my computer specs:

ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x
512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL

Video Card:
EVGA 01G-P3-1372-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power Supply:
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

Hard drive:
Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS 1.5TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

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(NT) So did you try the cover off test?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 22, 2011 10:47 AM PDT
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by Dylan Detillier / August 25, 2011 7:06 AM PDT

whats the cover off test? i take the cover off to see if itll shut down?

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(NT) You guessed it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 7:11 AM PDT
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by Dylan Detillier / August 25, 2011 8:25 AM PDT
In reply to: You guessed it.

what happpens if it shuts down?

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It didn't shut down
by Dylan Detillier / August 25, 2011 8:43 AM PDT
In reply to: You guessed it.

It didn't shut down

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Your choice what to do now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 8:52 AM PDT
In reply to: It didn't shut down

You can look for any slow fans, ask the builder if they forgot some heat sink compound, and so on. The list is your typical gamer and at least you didn't get sidetracked by the CPU temps. Any part could be complaining or heat sensitive.

The cover off test is your technician's test to sniff out if it's heat related.


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by Dylan Detillier / August 25, 2011 9:05 AM PDT

Well, idk what it can be, as i have a high Air flow case, all new parts, and its started to happened after a month, so if it was a wrong part, it wouldnt have worked at first.

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That is a clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 9:10 AM PDT
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That heat sink compound could be it, a heat sink isn't quite on right and so on.

About the wouldn't have worked at first, I would not take that bet.

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