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Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:00 AM
Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:10 AM
Since you already did memtest and also checked HD errors, I would lean towards a motherboard issue. I'm no expert about motherboards but that's the only part I could think of if the memory, HDD and GPU are all good. I won't consider PSU because it should be a consistent crash and shut downs when PSU is involve.
Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:12 AM
Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:06 PM
This sort of thing is why I make "Norton Ghost Images" of my "C" drive. If there is a problem which I cannot fix, then I restore my "C" drive from the "Ghost Image" which completely wipes the drive, (Removing all viruses, and getting rid of any boot track errors) then restores the drive from the image files. So far that has always worked for me, Sonia, and Gloria; -- and if it doesn't work then it has to be a hardware issue.
Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:02 PM
Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:49 PM
K, I am not an expert, though I know more than most people about computers. My suggestions, would be :
1) Go into the bios and check to see what temperature your CPU is running at. If very high, check to see if your heatsink is properly installed, and if not, relace the thermal paste, cleaning off the old thermal paste then putting on Arctic Silver 5, then reinstall the heatsink.
2) If you have a floppy drive, PM me an email address to send you a copy of "TestHDD" which is the best HDD checking program I know of; but it runs from a "Floppy Disk"
3) When you have the side cover off, check for capacitors that are bulging at the top, i.e. rounded somewhat instead of being flat. If you find caps that are bulging, replace the mobo unless you are skilled enough to properly replace those caps.
Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:13 PM
Edited by Blake987123, 08 June 2013 - 02:20 PM.
Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:40 PM
If by "Crash" you mean "Shutdown" then that could very well be a heatsink problem. i.e. not properly installed causing processor to overheat, which in turn causes automatic shutdown.
Posted 08 June 2013 - 02:53 PM
Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:58 PM
You might have HDD damage, because of the way they work. Essentially to get a safe shutdown, (Without Head Crashes), you have to use the Windows Shutdown, which parks the read write heads, before shutting down power. But if the heads are still out over the HDD platters when you shutdown using the power button then you get a "Head Crash" on your HDD.
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