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Weird powerdown

by Assak / January 20, 2006 7:35 PM PST


I have powerdown problems. You know, while I'm doing things on the PC, it suddenly shuts off (Not reboot, I still have to push the button to open). It happened without a reason before 3 days, and I still cant fix it. I tried to disable the automatic shutdowns. I formated. I did all the things that a related web-page was saying. But still its not fixed :(. The big problem is that, when it powerdowns, and I try to reboot, it always powerdowns during the reboot. Sometimes before even the monitor opens, sometimes 10secs after that, sometimes when the Windows XP logo appears, sometimes when a "beep" sound plays...

Please help me.

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What you've done in that 3 days?
by Melati Hitam / January 20, 2006 7:44 PM PST
In reply to: Weird powerdown

Install something? Delete something?

If not, you may try system restore (pick one that created before your problem exist)

But, Powerdown can also be caused by:

Loose Cable
Bad Memory (ram)
Dying power supply
Burnout Motherboard part, etc.

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I found something ...
by Assak / January 20, 2006 8:01 PM PST

Well, I found that, that "beep" sound. Was a message saying "Overclocking failed, F1 to reconfigure your system in setup, F2 to continue". I was never interested in Overclocking, dunno how that happened. Maybe thats the problem? How can I solve it?

Thanks ^_^

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by Assak / January 20, 2006 8:15 PM PST
In reply to: I found something ...

Sorry for the double post. But without me knowing what to do, I was browsing the BIOs. So I noticed a red value, it was: "Chassis Fan Speed:" and it was moving from values of "365RPM" to values of "700RPM" but it was always in red letters!

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Sounds like a fan is going
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 20, 2006 8:46 PM PST
In reply to: Doublepost

This may be why you are getting the message "overclocking failed" because the processor is overheating.

Open the case and listing for the fan when you switch on. With the case open the heat may dissipate anyway and stop the overheating. But a new fan looks likely here.


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by null. / January 21, 2006 3:21 AM PST
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