PC switching itself off, my Geforece4ti 4200 (AGP8x) 128Mb?

By ChrisH
Mar 6, 2005
  1. Hi,

    My PC is randomly switching itself off and resetting. :blackeye:


    . AMD Athlon 2000+
    . 768Mb DDR (SDRAM)
    . Motherboard MSI K7N415 Pro (MS-6373N) / K7N420 Pro (MS-6373) (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 3 DIMM, Audio)
    DVD+ CD Writer, Floppy etc
    . 40Gb Maxtor HD
    . 500w generic PSU (have an old 250 PSU that have tried putting in but that doesn't help)
    . Geforece4ti 4200 (AGP8x) 128Mb

    ok, now this isn't limited to gaming - it happens after inconsistent intervals.

    I've once had a message that it was the graphics card causing it, but rest of the windows simply reolads without any error messages - leading me think its a hardware issue.

    Have got some lovely new fans and exhausts etc so my baby is running Ice Cool :cool: , CPU never goes above 49 degrees and motherboard is always below 39 degrees. Hence cannot be a cooling issue!

    Have installed the latest Nvidia drivers, not helping.

    Have tested RAM using Microsoft start-up testing software, no problems.

    These problems seemed to start when I installed my new 500w PSU BUT i put the old one in (which worked fine previously, i just wanted more juice) and the PC STILL crashes.

    Is there any way to test the stability of specific hardware items with a software download etc?


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