Help!!! Computer randomly shuts off, can't figure out why

By packersmaverick
Jan 13, 2008
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  1. mobo: intel D945Gcpe
    RAM: 2GB of Patriot Signature pc5400 DDR2 667mhz
    Processor: Intel Pentium D 925 3 GHZ
    Hard Drive: Seagate 160 GB Sata
    PSU: 480 Watt Sata, Came with Diablo x-man gamer case from Tiger Direct.
    Intergrated Video Card

    Alright I have just newly built my own computer. I bought everything but the heat sink from tiger diect. It worked fine for almost a month and now it has started shutting down randomly. It can happen whenever. I need some help.
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas Newcomer, in training Posts: 718

    The CPU 925 3GHZ may be running hot. The maximum allowable temp is 63.4 C. = 146.12 F. Get a temperature monitoring program that will keep you aware of the temp. Try "Everest Ultimate" &/or "PC Wizard". If your CPU gets too hot, it will shut down. It's the first thing I would check. If they're fastened down snug. Reseat it if it's running hot and use "Arctic silver 5" thermal grease. G'Lck.
  3. packersmaverick

    packersmaverick Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    tried it

    i know it aint running hotter than 45 C ive checked it dozen of times. and it happens when i aint even doing much. it restarts even when doing things like printing a document
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