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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:12 PM
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Edited by dpunisher, 27 January 2011 - 03:33 PM.
I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)
3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)
Posted 27 January 2011 - 06:03 PM
So far, over the last 16+ years, I have seen bad power supplies, and bad motherboards cause total shutdowns/reboots without BSODs or freezes. How did you rule out the motherboard?
Usually everything else leaves clues.
Posted 27 January 2011 - 06:04 PM
Is the CPU cooling fan clean and spinning correctly?
Posted 27 January 2011 - 06:45 PM
Posted 28 January 2011 - 01:09 AM
Obviously a tower then and a custom build.
Has it always done this? It sounds like it has.
Years ago I ran into something similar that drove me nuts for days.
Ended up being that the motherboard screws were down too tight.
I loosened up the screws a tad & the system worked fine.
Odd that it is making that noise. Can you determine where it is coming from?
There doesnt seem to be a time factor involved either.
I would take the system down to bare bones. Remove all add on cards (if any) keeping only video and memory.
Try it in safe mode as well.
Posted 28 January 2011 - 09:17 AM
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Edited by s1lents0ul, 28 January 2011 - 10:48 AM.
Posted 28 January 2011 - 09:12 PM
I agree with tekchallenged about the RAM. Sort of following up on dpunisher's question, how did you eliminate the graphics card as the problem? This sounds very much like an overheating or faulty graphics card scenario.
Posted 28 January 2011 - 09:15 PM
I agree it does sound like a graphics card, and was wondering about how you ruled it out also, but wanted to think outside the box..
Is the Sound Card a seperate card, or Integrated?
I would like to know the results, after you follow Eyesee's advice and strip down to bare bones and then test.
If the problem is mostly and usually happening during extreme gaming, have you considered the RAM. What mhz is it? Are the a Module that can be equipped with a cooling fan.
Another thing to try...have you tried using a different power outlet, and im not talking about the socket right below or above the one your currently using, but a different location all together. Also a new power cord? switch the monitor and computer power cables about, and see if it happens to the monitor..if its just shuts off you can figure it out from there...
Your example of "tripping over the power cord" scenario makes me think if the power cuts off that quick in your system that its not something the computer can detect and give BSOD about..
Your outlet might be giving out less than the regular 120V..called a brown out. Just another thing to toss about it your brain...
Posted 28 January 2011 - 09:17 PM
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