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Is My PSU The Problem?


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#1 Kyuubigaki

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:13 PM

Okay, so I have a computer that was custom built about 3 years ago.
It worked fine for quite a while, however now it shuts off without warning.

I can turn it on, but within the next minute to 3, it will shut off. Occasionally I can actually login.
It's been down and out for about a month now, I've just now found the time to sit down and really work on it. I have noted that each consecutive time I work on it the time between start up and shut off shortens.
The Disk percentage in task manager reads and stays ridiculously high the entire time.

Last check clocked in at 1 minute 24 seconds from login to unaided shut off. 

On further inspection, I noticed earlier mention of a green wire that should be attached the PSU. I had the red and yellow, but the green was missing. I've now noticed it's unattached, inside the PSU. Could that be part of the issue?

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P
OS - Win10
Cooling - Asetek LCLC
PSU - Raidmax 1000W 80 Plus Bronze
CPU - OEM AMD Fx-8320 3.5GHZ Eight Core 125W
Anything else needed I can supply.

Thank you very much for any and all suggestions.



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:39 PM

The green wire is your protective ground so yes it can be your problem. Are you saying that the part of the green wire that should be attached to the PSU is now outside the PSU?


Edited by HyperHenry, 25 August 2017 - 09:43 PM.


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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:39 PM

Please check for the following hardware issues :

 

Heat Sink,

Dust Accumulated over various parts of the system especially Processor Fan,

SMPS proper functionality.

 

AMD's are generally prone to high heat issues.



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:45 PM

The green wire is your ground so yes it can be your problem. Are you saying that the part of the green wire that should be attached to the PSU is now outside the PSU?

Ah, no, I'm saying the green wire isn't connected to anything at all, the end that should be is just sort of floating around in the PSU. 

 

Please check for the following hardware issues :

 

Heat Sink,

Dust Accumulated over various parts of the system especially Processor Fan,

SMPS proper functionality.

 

AMD's are generally prone to high heat issues.

There's no dust issue, it's been well cleaned.
The temperature hasn't spiked.
The switch... isn't actually labeled, so I'm not sure if it's correct or not. 



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 09:54 PM

Systems are prone to get turned off when more heat generates.

 

Thermal Paste / Thermal Compound / Heat Sink whatever term is used, Please check if it is not dried out.

 

Also, let's try the software part. Try booting into any Linux Live distro and check the turning off issues. I suggest Linux Mint, using any other distro is purely up to your preference.



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Posted 25 August 2017 - 10:07 PM

Systems are prone to get turned off when more heat generates.

 

Thermal Paste / Thermal Compound / Heat Sink whatever term is used, Please check if it is not dried out.

 

Also, let's try the software part. Try booting into any Linux Live distro and check the turning off issues. I suggest Linux Mint, using any other distro is purely up to your preference.

I'll have to check the thermal paste, but I'm not managing to actually even login to windows, currently.

EDIT:I'm not actually finding any thermal paste.

The green wire issue has been fixed.


Edited by Kyuubigaki, 25 August 2017 - 10:29 PM.





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