Computer help forum: Random Shutdowns

by: JimmyMoragn February 11, 2008 4:31 PM PST

Like this

0 people like this thread

Staff pick

Random Shutdowns

by JimmyMoragn - 2/11/08 4:31 PM

This is my first time requesting help on a computer forum before because I have usually been able to find the answer somewhere, but this problem is just baffeling me.

For about the past month my computer has been randomly shutting down (Not restarting).

Here is my System. All of these parts were put in about 8 months ago:

Motherboard : BFG680i SLi LGA 775

Memory: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3

VideoCard: BFG Tech Geforce 7600

Power Supply: 500w

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4 GHZ LGA 775 65W

The Case. Cd rom. DVDr Drive are all about 2 years older then the new parts.

I will try and save you a long story. Here is a list of what I have done so far.

I have ran multiple virus scanners and found nothing . Hijack this also did not find much.

When I made a few fixes with Hijack this the computer would not let me start it up . At this point I pulled each part of the computer out one by one seeing if the computer would boot up without it in. This way I would have an idea of the culprit. When I pulled the video card out the computer finally would boot up. I ran the computer for about 4 hrs without the card, and it never shutdown. When I pulled it out the computer would only cycle through a reoccuring reboot. I finally fixed this by clearing the CMOS which then let me boot up with the video card in. After about 2 hrs of being up, it shut down again. I have since cleaned the videocard out (It was dirty but not to the point of this being a reason for failure).

Then I ran programs to test the motherboard, and psu, and everything has passed.

While running the test I loaded the computer with everything I could think of doing. Opened Photoshop,Excel,Dreamweaver,Surf while downloading, etc all at the same time. I could not overheat the psu, or get the computer to fail. Nothing

I have checked the motherboard for any noticible burns,bulges,etc visably on the board. Nothing was seen.

Finally after getting board with the tests I rebooted. When I pulled up one webpage, and started reading for about 10 minutes boom it goes down again. This is actually a fairly common pattern I am finding. Sometimes I will have many things open, Sometimes very few, but I find it shutting down when I am not doing much, and never during a game or anything like that.

I tried to keep this short, but I wanted to try everthing I could think of before coming here.

Does anyone have any advice? The next thing I was going to attempt is a reformat to make sure it is not a software issue, but I have read on other forums where people have still had issues after doing that.

Forum Icon Legend

  • UnreadUnread
  • ReadRead
  • Locked threadLocked thread
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  • ModeratorModerator
  • CNET StaffCNET Staff
  • Samsung StaffSamsung Staff
  • Norton Authorized Support TeamNorton Authorized Support Team
  • AVG StaffAVG Staff
  • avast! Staffavast! Staff
  • Webroot Support TeamWebroot Support Team
  • Acer Customer Experience TeamAcer Customer Experience Team
  • Windows Outreach TeamWindows Outreach Team
  • DISH staffDISH staff
  • Dell StaffDell Staff
  • Intel StaffIntel Staff
  • QuestionQuestion
  • Resolved questionResolved question
  • General discussionGeneral discussion
  • TipTip
  • Alert or warningAlert or warning
  • PraisePraise
  • RantRant

You are e-mailing the following post: Post Subject

Your e-mail address is used only to let the recipient know who sent the e-mail and in case of transmission error. Neither your address nor the recipient's address will be used for any other purpose.

Sorry, there was a problem emailing this post. Please try again.

Submit Email Cancel

Thank you. Sent email to

Close

Thank you. Sent email to

Close

You are reporting the following post: Post Subject

If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language

Spam: Advertisements or commercial links

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users

Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Submit Report Cancel

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Close

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Close

You are posting a reply to: Post Subject

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to the CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to CBS Interactive Site Terms of Use.

You are currently tracking this discussion. Click here to manage your tracked discussions.

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Sorry, there was a problem generating the preview. Please try again.

Duplicate posts are not allowed in the forums. Please edit your post and submit again.

Submit Reply Preview Cancel

Thank you, , your post has been submitted and will appear on our site shortly.

Close