Power supply not working? Or is my cpu shot?

By someguy111 ยท 6 replies
Jun 6, 2005
  1. Hi there, I hope someone can help me out with this one. My pc has recently started to freeze a lot, but I just shut down and all is good again for at least a few hours. Now it is completely shuting down after about 10 mins or so...sometimes after it shuts down I can't even turn it on for about 1 hour or so. Could this be the power supply? Sometimes when it shuts down the power light on my pc will show that it is still on but the fan has shut down and it looks like it is off...screen will not show a picture and all is quiet...
    I don't know what is going on here...someone please help.
  2. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    Although a PSU problem cannot be ruled out it appears more of an overheating problem.

    find out the temp ur system is running at.
  3. someguy111

    someguy111 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    System is running at 50c and cpu at about 45c...
  4. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 238

    ATX PSU Testers are Cheap...

    Pick up a PSU tester. It's a great tool to have and they're relatively inexpensive.
  5. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    are u sure abt the temp cpu is running cooler than the MB
  6. GoAvalanche

    GoAvalanche TS Rookie Posts: 42

    It would help us to help you if all newcomers would fill in their system specs including which operating system and version they are using-howard hopkinso
    This is done under "user profile".
    If we know what we are talking about it makes troubleshooting much easier.
    Right now I have to agree with the overheating solution until more is known.
    Are there any cooling fans, etc.
  7. Molson316

    Molson316 TS Rookie Posts: 67

    Check your fan and heatsink, make sure they are not covered with dust. My friend had a similar prob, he cleaned away the dust and he was good to go.
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