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My Intel XP PC keeps reseting itself!!! Also I need a new intel sound driver.

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#1 crow75789


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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:54 AM

Problem 1: I've added more memory to it and even rebuilt it and it keeps shutting itself off!!!!

Problem 2: How do I get a sound driver added to my PC, I have a real piece of crao here and I would love to get it working before my online class starts in July.

thanks in advance,

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:09 AM

If you have a "factory built" unit what brand/model ?
If it is a "Custom built" what is in it ?
[power supply, motherboard, CPU]

You say you "rebuilt it" .
What do you consider "rebuilding" ?

"Problem 1: I've added more memory to it and even rebuilt it and it keeps shutting itself off!!!! "

The 2 most common reasons for a computer just shutting off with no error message are CPU overheating or a faulty power supply.

CPU overheating can be caused by a bad fan on the heatsink, dirt & dust clogging the heatsink, a improperly seated heatsink , or a faulty CPU.

Open the case & inspect the CPU heatsink/fan to see if it is clogged with dirt.
Turn the unit on while observing the fan to make sure it is spinning properl;y.
If you have had the heatsink/fan off of the CPU did you clean the heatsinl & CPU then put a [very thin] coat of thermal compound on the CPU before reinstalling the heatsink ?

As for the power supply the best way to test that is to simply try another one.
You could take the power supply to a computer shop where they can test it properly.
The fact that the computer comes on doesn't mean the power supply is working properly & to be tested right it needs to be tested under a load.
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Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:30 PM

thanks it was the power plug I plugged my pc into (how gay is that?), now what about getting sound back onto my Intel PC.

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