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PC Power surging and shutting down

Postby MrMarvin » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:40 pm

I seemed to get this problem at the lan, I have tried pushing back in the connections etc.

I have disabled the surge protection in the bios as stated in some forums.

Worried to keep trying things as this is to do with the power.

IS anyone able to take a look, I can bring it over to your location, Im just a newb with this kind of stuff.
Or any suggestions?

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Re: PC Power surging and shutting down

Postby Freelance » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:43 pm

Get hwinfo, get it to log sensors to file. After a crash, drop the CSV into a spreadsheet and look at what happened just before the crash. If it is the power, it might show up.
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Re: PC Power surging and shutting down

Postby MrMarvin » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:01 pm

Machine just keeps rebooting

I dont fancy going to pc world or googling someone to fix it
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Re: PC Power surging and shutting down

Postby iMess » Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:32 am

When you say surging, what do you mean? Do you get an error, blue screen? What are you doing when it happens?
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Re: PC Power surging and shutting down

Postby MrMarvin » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:34 am

The asus boot screen was saying that, no blue screen or anything, machine just keeps reseting itself. Sometimes it might last a couple of minutes at best before it resets
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Re: PC Power surging and shutting down

Postby Freelance » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:49 am

Get a multimeter and test the PSU.
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Re: PC Power surging and shutting down

Postby iMess » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:57 pm

Sounds like the sort of thing that would happen if the CPU cooler wasn't seated properly
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Re: PC Power surging and shutting down

Postby MrMarvin » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:46 pm

Tried the multimeter all was fine, cpu appears seated well


Any ideas, willing to pay for help as I have no idea


Boot error message now occurs, however machine will not stay on long enough to let me do anything


Please can someone help :(
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Re: PC Power surging and shutting down

Postby Freelance » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:06 pm

I guess you've already tried, but have you gone for a bare bones setup yet? Essentially a rebuild to a minimal state. Onboard VGA, no hard drives, 1 stick of RAM, etc.

Past that it would probably be swapping components with known good ones.
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Re: PC Power surging and shutting down

Postby MrMarvin » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:05 pm

Finally back, ended up being the power supply, all replaced and good to go
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