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October 27, 2013 1:42:47 PM

My computer randomly turns off. I was trying to upload a video on to youtube when it started shutting down on me. It has since happened to me when ever I try to play minecraft or just upload in general. Its a quick shutdown. So the computer screen just go black and everything turns off. I am not sure if its the power supply or the motherboard. I don't think its overheating as I get 100 Fahrenheit. I just made my computer 3 months ago so its not even old. It always worked perfectly until the last 2 days where it just turns off randomly when I try to use simple programs. I checked if it was a virus with Microsoft essentials and there was nothing.

My computer specs are as follow: AMD FX-8350 Processor
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 Motherboard:
EVGA GTX 650Ti Boost Graphics Card:
8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Memory:
120GB Samsung 840 Series SSD:
1TB Western Digital Caviar Green Hard Drive:
500W Corsair CX500 Power Supply:
Corsair Carbide 200R Case:
OS - Windows 7 System Builder: Optical Drive - Lite-On DVD Burner:
Wi-Fi Adapter - Asus PCE-N15:

Any help would be really helpful as this is stressing me out
October 27, 2013 1:51:33 PM

Without a BSOD error it's hard to tell but I would start checking each piece one by one. Memtest would be the first thing I do. My gut feeling is telling me that its the PSU since you aren't getting any blue screens, and most of the time if you are going to have a PSU fail it will typically fail in the first few months.
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October 27, 2013 2:10:39 PM

kritzler said:
Without a BSOD error it's hard to tell but I would start checking each piece one by one. Memtest would be the first thing I do. My gut feeling is telling me that its the PSU since you aren't getting any blue screens, and most of the time if you are going to have a PSU fail it will typically fail in the first few months.


What exactly is a Memtest. And where would I be able to get this from? I was thinking it was the PSU too. There are certain points that I just turn on the computer and also just turns off right after. And at other points when the computer just freezes and I can't do anything. I'm guessing to check if its the PSU I must buy a cable to see if its working properly?
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October 27, 2013 2:17:29 PM

I also had a problem like yours when i got my new computer . I did turn out for me that it was my PSU that was bad.
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October 27, 2013 2:29:38 PM

Jluna said:
kritzler said:
Without a BSOD error it's hard to tell but I would start checking each piece one by one. Memtest would be the first thing I do. My gut feeling is telling me that its the PSU since you aren't getting any blue screens, and most of the time if you are going to have a PSU fail it will typically fail in the first few months.


What exactly is a Memtest. And where would I be able to get this from? I was thinking it was the PSU too. There are certain points that I just turn on the computer and also just turns off right after. And at other points when the computer just freezes and I can't do anything. I'm guessing to check if its the PSU I must buy a cable to see if its working properly?


http://www.memtest86.com/

You have download and put it on a bootable disk.
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