terrasin
04-22-2006, 06:13 PM
Ok, all you people who know something about computers. I have an issue I'm trying to work out and need some advice.

Built a new computer a bit ago. Here is the hardware:

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2000MHz HT Socket 939
ABIT KN8 SLI Socket 939 Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3300831AS 300GB 7200 RPM
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Platinum System Memory
XFX GeForce 6600 256MB PCIe w/DVI/TV-OUT
Codegen Black BRIZA-97 Case w/ Handles (400W PSU Not used)
LiteOn SHW-1635S 16xDVD Burner
Ultra 500w V-Series PSU Black Power Supply
Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3000 Laser Keyboard & Mouse
Acer AL1914 AB Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor
LINKSYS WMP54G PCI Wireless-G Adapter
XP Pro

Ok, the issue is that I can be doing something on this computer and it will randomly shut down and restart. I've checked the temps already, they are 20c board and 29.5c on the chip. So I've pretty much narrowed it down to a hardware issue; either the power supply or the motherboard.

The question is, how can I test it so I can find the problem and fix it?

(On a side note: one day I was transferring files via network to that computer. It kept shutting off and rebooting itself to the point that I had to put all of files on an external drive and load them that way. While I was loading them through the external via USB, I had no shutdowns. Is it possible that the onboard ethernet port on my motherboard could be the issue?)

CJ

Isildur9473
04-22-2006, 08:02 PM
Pull the power supply and try that with another machine if you're positive the voltages are correct. That should answer your question.

skynes
04-24-2006, 01:27 AM
I would look at the motherboard. A 500W PSU should be more than enough wattage.

In work I had a problem that my PC kept either shutting down or locking up for no reason.

Like this:

If a capacitor blows on your motherboard, despite your temperatures being ok, it will detect an overheat. So it will act as if you overheated, even though you didn't.

Pretendeavor
04-24-2006, 07:46 AM
Ok, all you people who know something about computers. I have an issue I'm trying to work out and need some advice.

Built a new computer a bit ago. Here is the hardware:

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2000MHz HT Socket 939
ABIT KN8 SLI Socket 939 Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3300831AS 300GB 7200 RPM
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Platinum System Memory
XFX GeForce 6600 256MB PCIe w/DVI/TV-OUT
Codegen Black BRIZA-97 Case w/ Handles (400W PSU Not used)
LiteOn SHW-1635S 16xDVD Burner
Ultra 500w V-Series PSU Black Power Supply
Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3000 Laser Keyboard & Mouse
Acer AL1914 AB Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor
LINKSYS WMP54G PCI Wireless-G Adapter
XP Pro

Ok, the issue is that I can be doing something on this computer and it will randomly shut down and restart. I've checked the temps already, they are 20c board and 29.5c on the chip. So I've pretty much narrowed it down to a hardware issue; either the power supply or the motherboard.

The question is, how can I test it so I can find the problem and fix it?

(On a side note: one day I was transferring files via network to that computer. It kept shutting off and rebooting itself to the point that I had to put all of files on an external drive and load them that way. While I was loading them through the external via USB, I had no shutdowns. Is it possible that the onboard ethernet port on my motherboard could be the issue?)

CJ
do you get like any messages saying its shuting down in like in a certain amount of seconds?

zeroneff
04-24-2006, 07:53 AM
Ok, all you people who know something about computers. I have an issue I'm trying to work out and need some advice.

Built a new computer a bit ago. Here is the hardware:

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2000MHz HT Socket 939
ABIT KN8 SLI Socket 939 Motherboard
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3300831AS 300GB 7200 RPM
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Platinum System Memory
XFX GeForce 6600 256MB PCIe w/DVI/TV-OUT
Codegen Black BRIZA-97 Case w/ Handles (400W PSU Not used)
LiteOn SHW-1635S 16xDVD Burner
Ultra 500w V-Series PSU Black Power Supply
Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3000 Laser Keyboard & Mouse
Acer AL1914 AB Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor
LINKSYS WMP54G PCI Wireless-G Adapter
XP Pro

Ok, the issue is that I can be doing something on this computer and it will randomly shut down and restart. I've checked the temps already, they are 20c board and 29.5c on the chip. So I've pretty much narrowed it down to a hardware issue; either the power supply or the motherboard.

The question is, how can I test it so I can find the problem and fix it?

(On a side note: one day I was transferring files via network to that computer. It kept shutting off and rebooting itself to the point that I had to put all of files on an external drive and load them that way. While I was loading them through the external via USB, I had no shutdowns. Is it possible that the onboard ethernet port on my motherboard could be the issue?)

CJ


CJ go to "My Computer"
then go to "Control Panel"
look for "Power Options"<click it>
make sure evry thing is ok and look around for something that say's turn off hard drive <never>

NightCrawler
04-26-2006, 07:27 PM
Why do I have a feeling he knows exactly what his power settings are off the top of his head? (point being: why check the power settings if he is the only one that touches it?)

NightCrawler
04-26-2006, 07:29 PM
BTW... I really wish I could have specs HALF as good as those... right now at home I have:
AMD Athlon.. 550MHz... 256 RAM... piece of crap. With WinXP pro... and a video card that is from 1997. ... and it doesn't get much better after that.

disciple
04-26-2006, 07:32 PM
That sounds like my computer. Except I have...


...


Windows Millenium Edition.


*dum dum DUMBO!!!!*

NightCrawler
04-26-2006, 07:36 PM
Wow, just get DOS 5.2, it works better.

Isildur9473
04-26-2006, 08:03 PM
(On a side note: one day I was transferring files via network to that computer. It kept shutting off and rebooting itself to the point that I had to put all of files on an external drive and load them that way. While I was loading them through the external via USB, I had no shutdowns. Is it possible that the onboard ethernet port on my motherboard could be the issue?)CJ

Well, you can pick up a PCI Ethernet card for next to nothing, see if you can get one off of a friend or something and try that out. Just disable the onboard one.

Isildur9473
04-26-2006, 08:05 PM
Wow, just get DOS 5.2, it works better.


ME makes Dos 5.2 look like XP Pro or OSX.. :\

I remember my days of ME. :( I would almost go as far as saying downgrade to 98...

disciple
04-26-2006, 08:09 PM
ME makes Dos 5.2 look like XP Pro or OSX.. :\

I remember my days of ME. :( I would almost go as far as saying downgrade to 98...
Yeah, exactly.

theelectric3
04-27-2006, 04:07 PM
That sounds like my computer. Except I have...


...


Windows Millenium Edition.


*dum dum DUMBO!!!!*


ME = evil.

haha.

my old computer had ME and i had so many problems with it. now i have XP.

disciple
04-27-2006, 04:18 PM
ME = evil.

haha.

my old computer had ME and i had so many problems with it. now i have XP.
haha, yeah.


You ARE evil.


;)


Don't worry about me, I'm just crazy... ::]

terrasin
04-27-2006, 08:29 PM
I guess it turned out to be the onboard ethernet port afterall. :\ I hope there are no other problems with this mobo :(

CJ

Isildur9473
04-27-2006, 09:43 PM
I guess it turned out to be the onboard ethernet port afterall. :\ I hope there are no other problems with this mobo :(

CJ

So are you just going to get a new Ethernet card and cancel the other one?

NightCrawler
04-28-2006, 06:05 AM
I guess it turned out to be the onboard ethernet port afterall. :\ I hope there are no other problems with this mobo :(

CJ
The integrated ethernet port doesn't work on my dad's computer... I still can't seem to fix it. (and thus stopped trying)

terrasin
04-28-2006, 10:18 AM
I have a wireless card in the machine already, but we don't use a wireless router. I have an etheernet card laying around somewhere here. It just sucks that I paid for a board that isn't 100%

CJ