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New Builder having some kinks needs help working them out\

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August 17, 2008 10:30:41 PM

this is my system i just built

I am having a problem where the system will just power off randomly. It doesn't seem tied to the cpu overheating because my cpu temp and system temp hover right around 31 Celsius. It also is not the Os for I have had the same problem with XP, Vista, and Ubuntu. I switched the power cord for the cpu around from the 6 pin to the 4 pin and it seems to be staying on during XP, stayed on during a good session of TF2 and an over night torrent downloading, but still shuts off randomly during Vista.

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August 17, 2008 11:32:51 PM

Before changing mobo or cpu, try this it cost nothing. Go to control panel-> power options and put high performance (that's in vista). My brother had that problem and it fixed it. Why? Dunno XD
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August 17, 2008 11:37:32 PM

LOL. The CPU is rated at 125W the mobo is not. When the CPU need its watts it dont get it and it crashes.
August 17, 2008 11:40:36 PM

Thanks I am going to RMA the mobo and get a different mobo. Its always the obvious answer duh. Thank you again.
August 17, 2008 11:53:42 PM

Your welcome. Good Luck! Check the CPU compatibility list before buying.