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Help CPU randomly shuts down


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#1 Heirapparent

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 07:37 AM

Hello all I am a noob (better yet slightly above novice) when it comes to computers.

I have just finished building a computer and these are the specs.

P4C800 Delux Asus Motherboard
3.00Ghz P4 Cpu
2.25Gb of Ram
Maxtor 6E040L0 40Gb HDD
OEM CD-Rom F566E

ChiefTech Power Supply
Model# HPC-340-101 ATX12V
AC Input 115-240V
Frequency: 50-60hz
Max load 340W


It turns on and runs fine for the most part, but after a few hours of use it just shuts off.
I thought it was the temp. inside the tower but that was fine and I've disconnected and reconnected all the hardware and everything is connected properly.

Also on a side note I used I-Tunes the other day and loaded my library from an external and it cause the computer to shut down. There's no warning before it shuts down.

So I'm looking for any and all suggestions to fix this problem

thanx

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#2 fairjoeblue

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:37 AM

It sounds like the CPU is overheating.

You did put a thin coat of thermal compound on the CPU before you put the heatsink/fan on ?
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 05:25 PM

Yes I did, Also I have three additional fans running so I really don't think its overheating.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 08:27 PM

then its prob PS that happend to me...same thing, random shut downs..
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 02:18 AM

Look in the Event Viewer and see what errors are showing up at the times that this is happening.

Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Event Viewer.

On the right side of the page you will see the options Applications, Security, and Systems, double click on Systems. There are eight columns on this page, the three that you will want are Type, Date, Time, and Event.

The errors will appear in the Type column, they are red dots with a white X inside of them.

Warnings will appear as a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark inside.

When you see an error, double click on it and see what the description is.

Please post the error code/s found in the Event column and the descriptions back in this topic.

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