Strange PC Problems.....

after some advice for a mate he has a newish pc (under a year old) each time he starts to put load on the system it turns off say if he starts encoding a video to dvd or something, he has restored the system but still the same, is there a way to stress test the system for PSU or component issues ?

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you should monitor the temperature too if you can it could be overheating. is the pc well vented? is it full of dust?

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SunTzu;7959584

yeh, try this http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/StressMyPC



thanks!

SunTzu;7959599

you should monitor the temperature too if you can it could be … you should monitor the temperature too if you can it could be overheating. is the pc well vented? is it full of dust?



it was cleaned a few months ago its started happening recently ventalation is fine.

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could be a number of things, from cpu failing, gpu failing or a faulty memory dimm.

Run the stress program and see if you can spot which test is running if it fails.

Try turning on full boot up diagnostics in the Setup menu when you first turn the PC on too.

^^ As Above ^^

In order of likelihood:
Overheating CPU
Faulty RAM
Overheating/Faulty GPU
Out of disk space (also check swap file size - especially on larger disks as Windows gets confused sometimes if it's too big)
Over-stressed PSU (how many drives etc running off the main PSU)

They are the main things to check. If all of the above are OK, the cause is likely to be thermally related on the mainboard (dry joint, failing component etc) somewhere but then it becomes of limited use knowing the issue as it's a replacement anyway.

HTH

Dave

Banned

you could run superpi, which will just stress the cpu and make that bit hot, and not ram or hard drive

that may give a clue too

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ok thanks guys if i get my hands on it again let you all know!
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