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#1 Vaerli

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:36 PM

Recently, I took my computer to a LAN party, and upon returning, it shuts down randomly. I think I've narrowed it down to my PSU unit, but I just wanted to see if you guys agree. Before the problem seemed to happen every day, but just once. Since I transported it, I've had to disconnect my second hard drive, my optical drive, and set my PSU fan to max to get it to be stable(or at least it has been for a few hours now).

So, it shuts down, as in it just completely shuts down. No BSOD. My monitor goes blank and doesn't detect a signal. Before I disconnected my second hard drive and optical drive, It might run 5-25 seconds before crashing again. I checked the memory, and both sticks crash it (I don't think both sticks would go bad now). I cleaned out my case.

This is my power source-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817182030

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Wireless network card
1 DVD drive

I really just want to make sure its my PSU before I go and get an RMA from rosewill, or buy another PSU. I've heard that rosewill PSUs like to die after about 18 months, and I think its almost 22 months for this build.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:47 PM

Recently, I took my computer to a LAN party, and upon returning, it shuts down randomly. I think I've narrowed it down to my PSU unit, but I just wanted to see if you guys agree. Before the problem seemed to happen every day, but just once. Since I transported it, I've had to disconnect my second hard drive, my optical drive, and set my PSU fan to max to get it to be stable(or at least it has been for a few hours now).

So, it shuts down, as in it just completely shuts down. No BSOD. My monitor goes blank and doesn't detect a signal. Before I disconnected my second hard drive and optical drive, It might run 5-25 seconds before crashing again. I checked the memory, and both sticks crash it (I don't think both sticks would go bad now). I cleaned out my case.

This is my power source-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817182030

And I'm running-
Intel Q6600
2 Hard drives (now just 1)
Nvidia 8800GT
Wireless network card
1 DVD drive

I really just want to make sure its my PSU before I go and get an RMA from rosewill, or buy another PSU. I've heard that rosewill PSUs like to die after about 18 months, and I think its almost 22 months for this build.

Prob not a great answer but its an easy way to find out if its the PSU, Go buy a new one, a good one and install it as a bench test if your problems are solved after 12-24 hours then keep it if not return it and say it didnt work in your machine and a friend had one that did so you just went with it. Worth a shot i guess

EDIT: And i guess i should have said it does sound like a PSU issue to me if you have run both sticks of ram or more and each one sepratley works fine. Good luck with it

Edited by JRockZ, 01 March 2010 - 11:49 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:52 PM

ya I dont tend to trust roseill PSUs myself, and if youve tried all the hardware elsewhere then I would tend to say that is the case myself. I would try another PSU if you have one available to you to double check, but off hand thats what Id say it is.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:28 AM

Well, I may try and see if I can ask someone around my university if they have an extra from an old build or something.

So far tonight, my computer hasn't crashed since I set the fan on my PSU to it's highest setting.

Edit: My PSU has a 3 year warranty, but I doubt they'll take it back if its just not performing up to the 550W that it claims to provide.

Edited by Vaerli, 02 March 2010 - 12:30 AM.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:44 AM

hmmm set up the fan, could it be a overheat situation? what are the system temps?

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:02 AM

Here's the temps I have... I don't have the PSU temp.

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GPU- 67 C
CPU- 29-34 C
HDD- 42 C

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 02:09 AM

well it could be the PSU overheating which still means bad PSU. definetly try to get another one in there to test it if possible.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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