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Diagnosing Random Shut off problem

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April 11, 2012 12:59:45 AM

Hi All,

I am having random power shut off issues with my homebuilt computer. For some unknown reason when I am surfing the internet or working on something on my computer, I find it just turning off suddenly. No explanation of why and how it happened.

The worst part is that there is no diagnostic that I am aware of that explains why it occurs. As well, I don't understand how to reproduce it because its so random.

SOooo....I was wondering does anyone out there might know of a cool program or something of the like that might be able to continuously monitor my system so that maybe some sort of diagnostic can be produced in which I can perhaps peruse to figure out whats causing these random shut offs?

Other ideas I have been having is something is faulty in my system but I don't know how to determine this, perhaps someone smarter than me might be able to point me in the right direction.

In any case, I'm open to all suggestions and I appreciate anyone's input in advance.
THANKS!!
April 11, 2012 1:18:06 AM

Go ahead and list your system specification, please.
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April 11, 2012 2:19:00 AM

PROCESSOR: INTEL CORE I7 2600K LGA 1155 CPU 3.4GHz
MOTHER BOARD: MB ASUS|P8Z68-M PRO Z68 LGA1155 R
POWER SUPPLY: PSU SEASONIC| X650 GOLD SS-650KM R
RAM: MEM 4Gx4|G.SKIL F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL
CPU COOLER: HYPER 212 Plus
DVD/CD WRITER:LITEON iHas424 - 24X

HARDDRIVES(5): 128 GB Kingston SSD (primary)
120 GB Fujitsu (2.5")
750 GB Toshiba (2.5")
60 GB Too lazy to pull it out (2.5")
500 GB Wester Digital (3.5")

ADD ONS: Firewire card inserted in PCI Express slot

NO VIDEO CARD
RUNS WINDOWS 7 (forgot which version)
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April 11, 2012 2:48:30 AM

have you monitor your temperatures?
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April 11, 2012 2:50:39 AM

Possible bad power supply?
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April 11, 2012 2:52:36 AM

defect?
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April 15, 2012 1:32:16 AM

Any other ideas? It happened again..I checked the CPU temp it said 93 F and the MB was similar ~ 89 F.


I understand it could be a bad power supply, perhaps some other defect but what I really am asking help for is what are ways for me to narrow the down the source. Thanks! ANd please help!!!! :( 
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April 15, 2012 1:41:30 AM

what you could probably do is RMA the psu and see if it is a defect.
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April 15, 2012 2:25:09 AM

Yea I would do that but Seasonic has a crappy RMA policy. I would have to pay shipping and get charged if there is no defect.
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April 15, 2012 2:46:50 AM

your using a onboard gpu?
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April 27, 2012 4:15:10 AM

Sorry I haven't replied sooner, I got busy these past few weeks. But yes I am using the onboard gpu and do not have my own video card.

Any ideas?
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April 27, 2012 2:12:25 PM

test your memory

http://www.memtest86.com/

let us know how it goes

its a free d/l, but you must burn it to a CD and boot from it.
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April 27, 2012 7:02:29 PM

when testing RAM, best if you test each slot with one of each RAM stick at a time.
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