HELP, please! My system keeps randomly shutting off. There's no stuttering or error before, it just shuts off as if I hit the main power switch on the back of the power supply. When I go to turn it back on, I notice the motherboard's green power LED is not on. It randomly came back on after the first shut down, but not now. I installed a Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1600 and the base drivers (so i can use it with Media Center). Everything with that has been working fine, though.
Here are my system specs:
Intel Core i7 920 @2.67 GHz
6 GB Tripple Channel DDR3 @1066 MHz (OCZ platinum)
Ultra X3 1000 Watt Power Supply
Western Digital Caviar Black 640 GB hard drive
Case - Cooler Master Storm Sniper Mid-tower case
Two 200 mm fans, two 120 mm fans
GPU - 4870X2
MOBO - Intel DX58SO Motherboard
A Pioneer DVD drive
And I've been monitoring temperature with RealTemp. My CPU hasn't gone above 35 C since I installed my Cooler Master V8 last week. The motherboard temperature and ambient temperatures were around 32 C when I checked the bios last.
How will I know if it's the motherboard being shorted? Will too much experimentation with causing it to turn off damage my motherboard/components?
It's plugged into a surge protector along with my monitor, printer, speakers, modem, and router