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Power failure

By tany
Jan 17, 2008
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  1. Hi,
    I have a PC with GiGABYTE GA-945GM-S2 Motherboard.
    From time to to the computer suffers from power failure and i have to turn it on again. When it happened last time, i went into the CMOS and Enabled the "System Fan Fail Warning". Whe the computer restarted, i got an alarm noise so i disabled this feature. I figure that i have some problems with the System fan, though, i would like to ask, if this can cause the computer to turn off. Is this design intent ? Namley, if the motehrborad suspect some hardware failure, it shuts down, to avoid disaster ? I went to GIGABYTE web site but I wasnt able to find any clue for this issue.
    Need you advice.
    Regards,
    Tany
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,712

    Most likely is overheating.
    Is your room temp high? If so you may need some extra heating.
    Go to www.majorgeeks.com and download and run everest - this will give you some temps of your CPU and board; also the current from the PSU.
    Let us know what you find?
  3. tany

    tany TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Can it cause the computer to shutdown ?
    I downloaded EVERTEST but it has problems recognizing my hardware.
    Can you recommend on alternatives ?
    By the way, i set a CPU temprature thrshold to 60 Celcious and after some time the computer started alarming. So i guess you right, yet i see that all fans are working proprely.
    What can be done about that ? Should i replace the power supply ?
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