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pc power problem (i think)

by dupton69 / November 7, 2009 11:39 PM PST

ok so currently my specs are 450w psu, 3 gig ddr2 ram, 9800gt 512mb, an a triple core 2.1ghz processor an untill recently my pc was working just fine. Untill tonight whilst i was playing cod waw and it just turned itself off, i thought it was a bit strange so i turned it back on and it turned off while booting up.

I have tried most things i can think of ive checked all the wiring and taken the graphs card out to see if this was the problem but nothing worked. I also thought it might be the fact that the card was not fully connected but trying it without the card verified it was not the card.

Im hoping you guys will know, i think its my psu but theirs no point in buying something if im not sure, any help at all is very greatly apprecicated.

the annoying thing is i cant keep it on for longer than like 10 secs so i cant look at the bios or anything.

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Tried this?
by frans240 / November 8, 2009 1:02 AM PST

MMm sounds a bit strange indeed. I have had something like this happen only once. If you have an older PC or know someone who has a (at least) 300W PSU you can switch and see if it works fine .that way you will know for sure if it is the PSU or not, these things can be pricy. Other thing would be to check the motherboard (crack? check connectors) or the small motherboard battery (sometimes these need to be replaced) its the round flat battery.

Hope this helps
Keep me posted


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by dupton69 / November 8, 2009 1:07 AM PST
In reply to: Tried this?

ta for the help, im prolly gonna get a psu tomorrow anyways cos i kinda needed a better one, if this fails ill just take it to be diagnosed.

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Have you moved the PC lately ? Have you checked the
by VAPCMD / November 8, 2009 1:49 AM PST

HS Fan ?

If the HS Fan is not making good contact with the CPU heat spreader, quick shutdown is not uncommon.


PS...While you're inside the sure to clean out the dust bunnies..the adversely affect heat dissipation.

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power fail
by dupton69 / November 8, 2009 1:55 AM PST

i mean its pretty clean as its like only 4 months old, an ive left it to cool down an stuff but its just not helping at all really, also i dont want to keep powering it up as it might damage something else.

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(NT) Then shouldn't it be under warranty ??
by VAPCMD / November 8, 2009 3:06 AM PST
In reply to: power fail
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