April 8th, 2004, 11:41 PM
PC just shuts down after 10 minutes?
Just built a new pc and was installing the OS and it it just shut down on me. it wouldnt start up so i let it sit then came back 15 mins later. it started and went thru the install again and it shut down again but a different place in the install. now it wont boot at all. its not even turning on. at first i thought the cpu overheated and it shut down for safety. but now i think the psu is fried. anything i can do to make sure or anything else i can do? thanks
April 9th, 2004, 01:37 AM
Grasping at straws,
Clear the CMOS.
Test parts in question in working system...
"I know nothing."
April 9th, 2004, 10:52 AM
April 11th, 2004, 08:54 AM
I built a PC for a mate just after Christmas, with an Asus A7V8X-X and Barton 2500+. The machine would just shut down periodically for no reason at all. A few weeks ago, the machine wouldn't switch on at all. My friend continued to press the power button repeatedly. Eventually the machine switched on for a split second, and then the power supply blew. One of the capacitors in the PSU had blown up completely.
It ended up taking out the motherboard. As Todd has said, it would help us a lot more if you could tell us what make/model power supply you are using.
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April 12th, 2004, 04:54 PM
Is the power lead to the CPU fan connected? Sounds like the heatsink is on fine, but the fan isn't spinning, hence the 10mins before it shuts down.
Just a guess,
April 13th, 2004, 04:03 PM
ok we have tried 3 psu's and fried them all. one 400w the original 450w and a 200w. they are all crapped out. the 400w the fuse was blown. we could visibly see it. any suggestions? is our power strip bad? do we need to burn in the power supplies? im at a loss for things to try. thanks for all the help though!
April 13th, 2004, 04:16 PM
probably a problem with hte motherboard or power strip then try a different power strip and plug.
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