Sudden crashes during random times

By Xiuying
May 26, 2012
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  1. Hello, I have been having this problem for awhile now and have not been able to narrow down what it could be until now.

    My computer will All of a sudden my screen will go black, the speakers will make the usual "ERRRR, fked up" and the fans in my computer will speed up to max. Now I have checked my event logs and nothing, Ran every diagnosis I could and nothing and didn't know what to do until I saw this.

    Now I know the voltage is a little under than what it should be for the -12 V however I used my Psu tester on it and it says it is fine... However its always good to get a second opinion about these situations.. So would anyone know if this is why my computer will tend to crash a lot ? Or should I be searching somewhere else ?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The -12 volts is not used, so the reading is false and should be ignored... You could try another power supply for test purposes
  3. Xiuying

    Xiuying TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have thought about doing that, however since the crash is at random times and will happen as fast as twice a day or once a week. I wouldn't know if the other power supply is what fixed it or if the crash just hasn't happened yet.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Okay, when you decide to do something, go for the power supply swap first

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