Computer Help forum


Computer shuts down randomly without warning.......

by Kamo2x / July 11, 2012 10:21 AM PDT

My PC is randomly shutting down and rebooting. Not over-heating (31 degrees during some failures) the OS is a fresh install of Windows 7 ultimate (64 bit) no warning, no overheating, doesnt even need to be doing anything. The Pc will shut down if nothing is happeneing or if you are using it and it happens at different times could be minutes could be hours. help?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Computer shuts down randomly without warning.......
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Computer shuts down randomly without warning.......
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
That 31C is just the CPU.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 11, 2012 10:24 AM PDT

Now find the other few dozen chips and get readings on each one. I'm using a Laser Spot Thermometer when I go looking for this.

But unless there is more about this PC. I'm going with the usual. A new tech that is looking at just the CPU temp.

Collapse -
not exactly a helpful answer but I shall try again.
by Kamo2x / July 12, 2012 12:07 AM PDT

Wow what an extremely "helpful" post i thank you in advance for your contribution to my problem ;).............................. not looking at only CPU heat just pointing out the pertinent information only.

CPU: i5 (760 @2.80 GHz ~3.41 GHz)
Cooler: Corsair H50 water cooler
Mobo: MSI Big Bang Fuzion Intel P55
RAM: 6GB(3x 2GB) Mushkin Silverline 1600MHz 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s): 2 XFX Nvidia GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB (SLi)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate(64bit)

Collapse -
Did you
by samkh / July 12, 2012 1:19 AM PDT

follow H50 hookup recommendation to connect fan to CPU fan header and the pump to steady 12v?

Collapse -
There is a clue there.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2012 1:33 AM PDT

I can't find the power supply but those Nvidia 9600's are dropping like flies after a spray of fly spray.

The water cooler is often used by those that overclock. So don't overclock.

And again, it appears you got my message that measuring the CPU temp is not enough.

Collapse -
MSI motherboard...
by mrwezz123 / July 12, 2012 8:18 AM PDT

if you're specs are correct...overheating shouldn't be the problem, especially with that water-cooler on the processor.

Sadly...MSI isn't known for awesome quality motherboards. That's where I would bet my money on what the problem. is. It's not an easy fix, but put money towards an Asus motherboard and see if the problem progresses.

Or of coarse you could try sending the motherboard back and see if it's under warranty.

Best of luck.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.