Process of elimination?

By vale46
Nov 19, 2010
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  1. Hi all,
    I want to keep this short but i need some advice as to where and how i can find out what the problem is with my PC
    Only a few days ago whenever i do anything demanding (i.e. rendering with a 3D program or even virus scanning with Norton 360) my pc just shuts down unexpectedly !
    General internet viewing and video/music playing etc it fine so i am guessing its a cpu thing ?
    i did a little googling and i have since ran memtest and a program called Prime64 to which i left running 24/7 for 2 days on torture test and pc was fine ?
    I am on W7 64 all upto date etc so i need to know how to test things further, i.e PSU, CPU, Graphics or what ever else is needed.
    I am a little green with the jargon so if any help is offered please be basic with me lol
    Thanks in advance for any input, it will be greatly appreciated.
    Kindest regards,

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