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Windows 7: My computer randomly switches off, no BSOD.

17 Aug 2012   #1
bobbyblue

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
My computer randomly switches off, no BSOD.

I had upgraded my system from a GTX 420 (OEM) to a GTX 460 last month, I had problems with my sound but I reinstalled windows and everything was working fine until I tried to run the game magicka it crashed and terrible things happened my computer rebooted a few times. I restored my computer to a previous date everything seemed to be working fine but then while playing another game (TF2) it switched off but all the fans and lights where still on. It has done this a few times now with just internet browsing and other non intensive things.


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17 Aug 2012   #2
bobbyblue

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It was a pre-built Packard bell ixtreme I5726 UK
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17 Aug 2012   #3
bobbyblue

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

it has now since first posting started to reboot, as if restarting, as well.
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17 Aug 2012   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Welcome to the forum,

Follow these instructions for help with Crashes and BSOD's.

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Filling in your system specs will help also,

System Info - See Your System Specs
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17 Aug 2012   #5
dwarfer66

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

I had a similar problem when I upgraded my GPU to a 8800GT, turned out the PSU was not good enough, even though it was a 550 PSU, it was a crappy unit that came with the box, in the end I chose a quality PSU, a Corsair HW520, that was 4 years ago and I am now using it with a GTX 560, and NEVER had a problem once I installed a quality PSU, hope it is not your problem as you would have to spend more money. (I am upgrading my PSU to a Corsair AX850 for future proofing).
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18 Aug 2012   #6
bobbyblue

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I was thinking it may be that but I there is nothing actually wrong with the psu (got the multimeter out and checked all the cables). But are you saying that the psu can't keep up.
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18 Aug 2012   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

BobbyBlue,
Waiting for you to carry out post #4.
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18 Aug 2012   #8
bobbyblue

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I did #3
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18 Aug 2012   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Now upload the zip file with your next post.

Do not modify an old post.
thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
A motherboard and a computer mfg and model are not the same.
With SPECCY, you will see the difference so that you can bring that in order.
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18 Aug 2012   #10
bobbyblue

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Zip and this is the information copied directly from speccy

Motherboard
Manufacturer Packard Bell
Model ixtreme M5850 (CPU 1)
Version P01-A3
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Sandy Bridge
Chipset Revision 09
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model H67
Southbridge Revision B3
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