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PC Keep Shuting Down Itself

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by dzdragon, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. dzdragon

    dzdragon Member

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    i have shutting down problem, screen go black but the power light is still on.
    every time i play CS 1.6 my pc just shutdown on it own i have no clue what the problem or how to fix it
    i try reformatting and it still does the same thing
    any help will be kind
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    moved to correct forum. sounds like cpu is overheating so see if cpu fan & heatsink is clean. also do same to videocard if has fan. make certain all fans are spinning when powered up. any groaning noises when computer is 1st turned on in the morning that eventually goes away?
     
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    i check all fan and it all working fine
    hmm...
     
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    lecsiy Regular member

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    Download hmonitor. (Google it)

    Report back with some temps. First of all some temps when your not doing anything. And then try exoncoding something and rpeort back on top temps.

    Cheers lecsiy
     
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    here what i got from hmonitor:
    Hmonitor Version 4.3.0.1 Pro
    (Trial)
    H/W diagnostics info:
    Windows XP Professional Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
    Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
    Board model: P4PE
    Version: REV 1.xx
    BIOS vendor: Award Software, Inc.
    BIOS version: ASUS P4PE ACPI BIOS Revision 1007, Release date: 11/10/2003
    Chipset: Intel 845PE
    Vendor ID: 80B21043
    SouthBridge: 24C08086
    SMB port used: E800
    CPU ID:0-15-2-4
    BrandName:Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz
    Internal Freq=2,004.0 MHz
    External Freq=100.20 MHz
    SystemBus Freq=400.8 MHz QDR
    Multiplier=20.0
    Thermo control configuration:
    Full Throttle:100.0%
    AMD Low Power mode:Disabled
    Win 95/98 Idle Control:Disabled
    Device:None Throttle:25.0% Enable at:70.0°C Disable at:69.0°C
    Main Sensor: ASB100
    Monitored data values:
    Mainboard=28.0°C (0,Thermistor,0.0°C)
    CPU1=xx.x°C (1,Thermistor,0.0°C)
    Temp3=xx.x°C (0,Thermistor,0.0°C)
    Temp4=xx.x°C (0,N/A,0.0°C)
    Chassis=3214 rpm
    CPU1=xxxx rpm
    CPU2=xxxx rpm
    Power=xxxx rpm
    Core=+1.55V
    Aux=+1.55V
    +3.3V=+3.33V
    +5V=+5.08V
    +12V=+11.43V
    -12V=-11.63V
    -5V=-x.xxV
    HDD1 temp=35.0°C ST3160021A 3.06
    HDD2 temp=33.0°C ST380021A 3.19
    Display driver: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440
    VGA Device ID: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0171&SUBSYS_000210B0&REV_A3
    VGA sensor: ForceWare
    VGA GPU=xx.x°C
    VGA Ambient=xx.x°C
    VGA Fan=xxxx rpm
    VGA Core=+x.xxV
    VGA Bus=+x.xxV
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    nothing shown for cpu temp
     
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    i check my cpu temperature it say
    cpu: 2200.45 mhz
    cpu temp: 55.3 'C
    cpu core: 1.374 v
    cpu load%: 35%

    so i dont think it my cpu overheating
    it either my videocard or my power supply
    is there a problem to check this?
     
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    you are running a bit hot for 2ghz as should be in the high 20's to the low 40's.
     
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    should i buy a new cpu fan?
    cuz the one i got right now it still working fine
     
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    do you have any case fans as might help case to cool down so cpu can cool down even a few degrees? does the videocard have a fan? what is the ram of system & videocard?
     
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    ya i have like 4 case fan, plus it winter and my room get pretty cold
    i have 512 ddram and 64mb gforce viedocard. (it dont have fan)

    This is when im not playing any games
    cpu temp: 31.5 'C
    cpu load: 8%

    i go trying play cs and see what happen
     
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    okie when i play cs1.6 i get a 45'C cpu temp
    but sometime it still turn off itself
    is there a program to check videocard temp or is my powersupply is weak?
    i have a 250voltage powersupply
     
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    Yupp that could very well be the problem. What are your specs and well show you a nice power supply thatl keep you going!

     
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    win xp sp2
    Intel P4 2ghz
    512ddram
    64mb gforce videocard
    250v powersupply

    that my spec
    need any more info plz tell
     
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    Your 12v bus is a little low and 250w PS is weak for an old P4, we typically use 350w in that configuration because of the Intel demand and we want to be overly cautious. In fact it might be nice to use a dual 12v PS but you don't have to. You still could be shutting down because of CPU temp if it peaks above the CPU limit set by Intel or your mainboard. I tried to look your board up on Asus's web site but could not find it and I haven't configured that one so I don't know if you can set shutdown temps but I did notice that you are throttling at 25% which you can change to 50% or higher. This will make your PC noise increase as fans will be on more often and higher RPM’s but you will also handle peaks better as well. P4's are notorious for running hot and have problems shutting down if it were an Intel mainboard then I would also suggest installing their temp monitoring program in which you can set shutdown temps and what not.

    Also the extra fans are a good idea but again your 12v bus will suffer so a new PS is probably in order. If the PC is a few years old it might be a good idea to clean off the heatsink/CPU and re-grease them.

    Good luck, these are always difficult things to troubleshoot.
     

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