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Ethereal

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Computer suddenly shuts down
« on: August 07, 2006, 08:17:38 PM »
 My computer suddenly shuts down while i am running it... i bought the pc 2 days ago and it has been running fine till now. below are my comp specs so if you can help me pls do :D

Amd Athlon X2 Dual Core 4200+ processor
2gb ddr2 Legend Ram
300gb Sata hdd
500w power supply
Asus Mainboard A8N32-SLI Deluxe Mainboard

the case has 2 fans in it... 1 at the front and 1 at the back

pls help if u can.

Thx  ;D

dl65

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    Re: Computer suddenly shuts down
    « Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006, 08:20:36 PM »
     Ethereal......... Do you have any sort of anti virus installed and running ?
    Is this a self build or store bought ?
    Is there any message displayed , before it shuts down?
    Does it appear to be running hot ?

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    « Last Edit: August 07, 2006, 08:21:51 PM by dl65 »
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    Re: Computer suddenly shuts down
    « Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006, 08:22:52 PM »
    With only 2 days invested in it I would SERIOUSLY be considering a return.  ;)

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    Re: Computer suddenly shuts down
    « Reply #3 on: August 07, 2006, 08:25:37 PM »
    it is self built...
    there was no warning. it just suddenly shut down
    doesnt seem to be too hot but ill check that again

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    Re: Computer suddenly shuts down
    « Reply #4 on: August 07, 2006, 08:28:26 PM »
    Oh, a self build. Well we are stuck working our way though this then.

    Does this happen during gaming or other strenuous activity only?

    What make power supply?

    Have you tested the RAM (www.memtest86.com). If you do this you may need to disconnect all of the drives, add on cards, etc. to keep it running.

    Did you check Event Viewer error logs?
    « Last Edit: August 07, 2006, 08:29:05 PM by GX1_Man »

    Hues

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    Re: Computer suddenly shuts down
    « Reply #5 on: August 08, 2006, 12:01:39 AM »
    MA friend sorry!!!
    But wat i can advice u is to try and make sure that u hve no viruses on yo machine.Because these one can humper the booting of the machine.So u can try and install some heavy anti virus and scan yo PC.

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    Re: Computer suddenly shuts down
    « Reply #6 on: August 08, 2006, 04:14:04 AM »
    I wonder what that means in English?  ::)

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    Re: Computer suddenly shuts down
    « Reply #7 on: August 09, 2006, 02:30:10 PM »
    I read it backwards and still nothing...
    The Google translate page was no help either.

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    Re: Computer suddenly shuts down
    « Reply #8 on: August 09, 2006, 03:53:41 PM »
    And now the original poster has gone AWOL. Maybe he got it fixed.  ::)

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    Re: Computer suddenly shuts down
    « Reply #9 on: August 10, 2006, 01:08:50 AM »
    should you try load the motherboard default bios setup.

    Ethereal

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    Re: Computer suddenly shuts down
    « Reply #10 on: August 12, 2006, 06:35:32 PM »
    k guys thx for the posts but it still isnt fixed... it is a Brand new computer and it doesnt have any viruses on it according to norton antivirus.. and yes it happened when i was playing a game WoW to be precise... it has happened before when i was installing some software. I really dont no wat to do. I got told it could be overheating so i took the side panel of the case but it still happened..

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    Re: Computer suddenly shuts down
    « Reply #11 on: August 12, 2006, 06:40:37 PM »
    Reposted, as thesed were not addressed.

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    Oh, a self build. Well we are stuck working our way though this then.

    Does this happen during gaming or other strenuous activity [highlight]only[/highlight]?

    [highlight]What make power supply[/highlight]?

    [highlight]Have you tested the RAM[/highlight] (www.memtest86.com). If you do this you may need to disconnect all of the drives, add on cards, etc. to keep it running.

    [highlight]Did you check Event Viewer error logs[/highlight]?

    You said it was new, then it was a self built. How about all the details on this poor machine? Does it have a genuine XP on it? SP2 and all updates?
    « Last Edit: August 12, 2006, 06:42:18 PM by GX1_Man »

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    Re: Computer suddenly shuts down
    « Reply #12 on: August 12, 2006, 06:53:05 PM »
    k well it happens ONLY when gaming... the power supply is a antec Neo He500 500w, no i havent checked the event viewer logs (i dont no how :P) when i run the ram checker it says enter disk image source file name??? what do i put there?

    o and it is not a registered windows xp but it does have sp2

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      Re: Computer suddenly shuts down
      « Reply #13 on: August 12, 2006, 07:05:52 PM »
      Ethereal
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      o and it is not a registered windows xp but it does have sp2

      Well , your machine looks to be ok , but why on earth wouldn't you have insisted on a real O/S instead of a pirated one ?  Thats just asking for issues .

      dl65  ::)
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      Re: Computer suddenly shuts down
      « Reply #14 on: August 12, 2006, 07:07:34 PM »
      hmmm ok so ur saying it is because i have a pirated version??? then i must go and get a legal copy :) any suggestions on which o/s to get? xp, pro etc etc