06-28-2010 11:22 PM
Lets see who can solve this for me:
my computer will shut off if i attempt to watch online streaming videos, play games, or do virus scan.
i did a memory scan with the windows 7 memory diagnostic utility, and came back with nothing.
is there any other hardware scanning utilities out there?
06-29-2010 03:13 PM
uh yah duh.
i don't really feel like dropping $60 to replace power supply, test it out, doesn't work, drop another 200 on graphics card, and then another 150 for processor.
off course i know it's hardware already. i switched OS (i have on dual boot) and still same thing
06-29-2010 03:35 PM
It sounds like something in your system is overheating, most likely your CPU or GPU.
06-29-2010 04:12 PM
What did you dual boot too?
In Windows XP, for instance (and other versions) the machine may automatically reboot instead of giving you an error message, (the old 'blue screen of death'). To disable this in XP, follow the following directions:
Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
Click the Advanced tab.
Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings to open the Startup and Recovery dialog box.
Clear the Automatically restart check box, and click OK the necessary number of times.
Restart your computer for the settings to take effect.
Once this is disabled, you may find further information allowing you to track down which hardware/driver is causing the error.
Immediate steps to take as well:
1. Update ALL drivers for all devices.
2. Remove and reseat all hardware (except CPU, and don't forget the memory!). A blow down to remove dust might help as well, as long as you're in there.
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06-29-2010 08:14 PM
This is what i have in my computer:
Asus P5D motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Seagate harddrive i believe
nvidia gtx260 816mb ddr5
all stock fans
ANTEC 900v2 Case
I just ran a virus scan and did a temperature check using Speedfan, normal load the north chipset would register around 60 so would the processor
however once i start the Scan, Processor shot up to around 98 and north bridge shot up to around 115 C
either way, GPU stayed at around 40-50
im guessing my processor and my chipset is overheating. i don't know why even with stock fans?
06-29-2010 10:22 PM
06-30-2010 04:13 PM
oh yah! fixed it!
i knew 90-100 degrees with processor was kind of way off. i opened up the case (which i was originally too lazy to do it) and realize the intel cpu fan was coming off, two of pins weren't secured. however i still swapped it with the xigmatek s1283v darkKnight edition, it's running at 40-45 even with virus scanning going on in the background