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PC Problems (again)
#1
Right, last time my PC kept turning itself on whenever you shut it down, couple of other problems, but I swapped out motherboad and upgraded processor and memory at same time.

Been perfect for 2-3 months - 2 weeks ago I was on the internet and the pc just turned off, monitor was on, but basically it was like someone had pulled the power lead out - PC switched off, but reset itself turning itself back on.

Only happened once that week so didn't think anything of it.

Last week happened again, so I kept an eye on temp readings and processor temp / usuage - all normal. Beginning of this week was happening every day, Wednesday happened 3 times in the night and I gave up. Thursday was fine for about 5 hours, then it happened so I switched power off at back - this morning - wont turn on.

I have an ASUS mobo, which has LED's to show status, one is lit up to show power to board, theres no red ones which would show faults with bios / board. You can hear a low whistle which I assume is the power in the power pack (which is another thing - power pack never had the low whistle until just before the problems with turning off) switch power switch at back and the whistle goes as you turn the power pack off.

Front power on button does not turn PC on at all. Any ideas? I'm gonna assume power pack? Its a 450 or 480w power pack.

Running
i5-750 quad core.
8 gig ram
2 380gb internal SATA drives
1 260gb internal IDE drive
1 1TB external usb drive
Nvidia 128mb GT6800 GPU
1 internal fan controller unit fitted to one of the 5inch bays
5 large internal case mounted fans
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#2
This is why PC gaming is for people with too much time on their hands.
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#3
Er, just internet
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i5-750 quad core.
8 gig ram
2 380gb internal SATA drives
1 260gb internal IDE drive
1 1TB external usb drive
Nvidia 128mb GT6800 GPU
1 internal fan controller unit fitted to one of the 5inch bays
5 large internal case mounted fans

FOR THE INTERNET,
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#5
and streaming movies - blu-rays in mkv format didn't use to play or buffered too much with a single core - 8gig and quad core - 720p HD streams beautifully. My mate has even done 1080p movies.

Oh, and the thread is to help me identify and resolve the problem!!!!!!!
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#6
Also us Londoners can't stand waiting for anything...
If your looking for sympathy you'll find it in the dictionary somewhere between shit and syphilis

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#7
I'd say psu

Would have thought 480watts is on the low side as well
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#8
well its pretty much the only device left in your computer that is not new, and if you buy a new 1 get a modular psu, so much tidier inside the case.
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#9
well, I was about to ask what you thought of these two:

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/650W-Cors...compatible

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/650W-Cors...tification
the non-modular one has won loads of awards - is 650w enough?
Is it worth me doing this test before ordering a power pack? or is 450w just too small these days?
http://www.corsair.com/products/hx650/default.aspx
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#10
I don't think you're running out of power, more the PSU is probably faulty now.

Both of those look the business, 1 has a 7 year warranty and the other 5 year.
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