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PC Randomly shutting down

by Drkmoosegaming / February 10, 2016 2:47 PM PST

At first I thought it might just be the power supply but I bought a new one and it is still doing it. So I did a clean install of Windows in case it was a virus but it continues to power off.
Specs:
Processor AMD FX(tm)-8320 Eight-Core Processor
Motherboard: MSI 760GMA-P34 (FX)
Speed 3.5 GHz
Number of Cores 8
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
Memory 8.0 GB
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (build 10240), 64-bit

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Looks like an older PC.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2016 3:07 PM PST

Try the usual million mile work. Remove power, deep clean, fresh heatsink compound under all heatsinks, replace bad fans and then re-test. The 650 was a power hog so it may need a fresh PSU. If it still fails, you often find yourself changing motherboard and CPUs.

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by Drkmoosegaming / February 10, 2016 3:20 PM PST

The pc is about 3 years old. I just put a new power supply in it yesterday to see if that was the problem and I did a clean install of windows just to make sure it was not a virus

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 10, 2016 3:32 PM PST
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Some only check Watts. I want to check the rails for number of and Amperes.

At 3 years it's still the million mile work with cleaning, heatsink compound, fans, etc.

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Man you should monitor your cpu and gpu temps
by Aaron Mike / February 13, 2016 2:59 PM PST

Man you should monitor your cpu and gpu temps. I think its a overheating issue.

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