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I need ur help pretty urgent lol

By foley
Mar 20, 2008
  1. lol ok ok

    so me and my m8 last week got a "little drunk" and my m8 simon fell on my computer ( nothing was broke i checked it) expept for my cover ( i have a custom built pc)

    now the real problem

    every time i log on to say a game like CoD 4 or world of warcraft my computer shuts down no warning is given to me i think it either to do with my computer over heating due to my cover being cracked
    my fans areeither broke
    or it my power supply

    if u have had experience of this matter could u please contact me quickly because seeing i have the money atm i could get it fixed today


    cheers foley
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,093   +86 Staff Member

    :D Sentence full of contradictions.

    Anyway, open your case up and reseat everything, including all of the cables. Check your heatsink, it may have been knocked a bit loose or something. Leave the side of the case off when you start the PC to make sure all the fans are spinning etc.
     
  3. foley

    foley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hehe

    one thing m8 i didnt make the pc and even thought im studying all this crap i still dont know what a heatsink is
     
  4. foley

    foley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    but

    shall i reconnect all cables etc


    i know a bit bout computer but bit of a noob when comes to rebuilding the ****
     
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,093   +86 Staff Member

    It's the large aluminium or copper block with fins and a fan attached to it sticking off of your motherboard. It rests on the CPU, drawing heat away from it. If there isn't a solid contact between the two your CPU is probably overheating.
     
  6. foley

    foley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hmm

    it seems to be working not losse or anything but my 2nd fan on my side window casing looks a little loose and i forgot to mention my cover has a platic side window which is cracked
     
  7. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,093   +86 Staff Member

    A crack (if it's open) could alter the airflow and air pressure inside the case, but I wouldn't think of it as being detrimental.

    If you aren't given an error I would almost be willing to bet that it's a cause of heat dissipation because you experience it during times that your PC is under load.

    Try monitoring your PC's temperatures when you open WoW etc.
     
  8. foley

    foley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well

    we there is a chunk missing out the plastic near the power supply show a little of that big fan thingy majic
     
  9. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,093   +86 Staff Member

    :/ That means nothing to me sorry. Try to slow down, and post what you see in clear detail.
     
  10. foley

    foley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok

    i see a medium sized chunk of plastic out of my side window my 2nd fan on my case look loose and thats really about it
     
  11. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,093   +86 Staff Member

    I see.

    Well, I would monitor the temperatures of your components as I said previously. If nothing is overheating, we can dig deeper.
     
     
  12. foley

    foley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i just

    hmmm i just started wow up the tempretures reading normal but it still shut down on me ive just done an anti virsus scan with avg and that show up with no virus or potential danger to my system
     
  13. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,093   +86 Staff Member

    What were the readings on your components?

    If you are 100% sure the PC isn't overheating, and you've taken the time to reseat every component and cable, you've got your work cut out for you. It's probably best off borrow a similar PC and swapping things one by one until your issue is resolved. For instance, take your PSU out, put the other PSU in, if you're still experiencing the same issue, switch them back and try another component.

    :) Maybe "Simon" owes you a new component or two.
     
  14. foley

    foley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ye

    ye okay thanks m8 illget simons pc (might not be much use thought seeing he lives in the gHETTO (lol Joke) but ill see what i can do )
     
  15. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,093   +86 Staff Member

    Good luck :)...
     
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