Leave the case cover off.
Does that fix it or extend the time till it shuts down?
My PC keeps shutting down. It isn't "crashing", I'll get a 'shutting down' message for around 1 or 2 seconds before it turns off.
I recently upgraded from an nvidia geforce 6100(on board) to a 7600(agp)
I'm not too familiar with windows Vista to know if there's some kind of protection that xp had where you couldnt upgrade hardware much.
What I know isn't wrong:
I removed the new card and used the onboard gfx card again, the same problem happened.
My cpu core temp is staying the same, around 61degrees calvin. And, the whole removing the new one and using the old one again with the same results.
I'm sure the card itself isn't overheating because it came with its own fan, and they wouldn't put a fan on something if the fan doesn't actually help the darn thing.
I'm thinking that I have to phsically disable the onboard gfx card, but I can't for the life of me find my motherboard manual to know which jumper(if there is one) to disable. And the online manual I found had nothing in it about disabling the onboard gfx card..but it looked a lot different than the tangible one I used to possess.
There isn't a BIOS selection to disable onboard video card, there's an 'automatic' choice, and an 'always on' choice. And then again, since I don't have a floppy drive, I can't update my BIOS anyways to one that might have that option.
If anyone knows of a program to make a bootable CD, that actually works, or has any idea of how to fix this particular problem.. Please respond in here.