|29 Aug 2011||#1|
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Random Computer Power Cutouts
My computer randomly turns off. It doesn't shut down, but instead just turns off as if someone yanked the power cord out. I suspected an overheating CPU, so I cleaned out my heatsink, and I am running at a cool 50 degrees Celsius, but the problem still occurs. Also, I just upgraded to a new PSU, so i hope that is not the source of the problem.
An odd observation that I have made is that the power cutouts only happen when 1) i am actively using my computer , or 2) a background program such as "backup agent" is running. I can stream media from the PC for hours to my Xbox with no issues at all. Also, if the computer will be fine for days if I do not use it and none of those background utility programs run.
I was hoping that someone would be familiar with this situation and/or would have some troubleshooting tips. I don't want to go replacing parts until I know whats wrong.
Please let me know if any additional information will help, and thanks!
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