Newly built comp - random shut offs

By Vinz75 ยท 5 replies
Mar 28, 2004
  1. Greetings all,

    I am helping my step-uncle build a new computer. We got everything put together, turn on the computer, the computer will boot up and then within 2 minutes will just shut off. The most it has stayed on is 5 minutes before it would shut it self off. The computer doesnt even have an OS on it yet.

    System Specs:

    AMD Athlon Xp 3200
    DFI NFII Ultra B Motherboard
    Diamond Stealth S100 - Radeon 9600SE 128mb Vid Card
    1024gb PC 3200 Ram
    Creative Blaster V.92 Modem
    Emprex 8x DVD RW
    Western Digital 120gb harddrive
    Raidmax 420w PSU

    There are no errors or any warning. It just powers down. Any help you guys can offer will be much appreciated. Thanks.
  2. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    Hey that is interesting question

    try this

    Go in bio

    find PC Health or find any bio that have monitoring temperature

    if found, change target cpu temp in disable, change cpu temp shut down in disable to stop random shut down
  3. snowman

    snowman TS Rookie Posts: 183

    try what bushwacker says. if that doesnt work then try running it with the side of the case off. seems like a heat issue.
  4. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    You did use thermal grease, didn't you?

    Just making sure... alot of people overlook this, especially those new.
  5. Vinz75

    Vinz75 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes. Used the thermal grease.

    Boths sides of the case were off when we were powering on the system.

    Target temp for shutdown is 230 degrees. The processor is sitting at 127 degrees. Never saw an increase in the temp when the comp would shutdown.
  6. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Man I would have thought heat for sure.
    I think your going to have to check for a bad component .
    Swap out CPU/Ram /Psu / Vid crd ?
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