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Windows 7: Computer randomly turns off with green blinking green light on power

15 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Computer randomly turns off with green blinking green light on power

So today I was just watching a YouTube video, not gaming, not doing anything too intensive. Suddenly my computer shuts off with the power button blinking green. No BSOD, just powered off and won't turn back on. I tried unplugging the power cable and holding down the power button for 30 secs with no luck. My computer is pretty hot idle at 60 degrees Celsius. But it's been this way for years with no problem. Could something overheating just by watching a YouTube video? When a CPU overheats it goes into blue screen right? So it can't be my CPU. I have a cooler master PSU. CM is a trusted brand. And I also have an MSI motherboard.

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16 Aug 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Doesn't necessarily mean the screen will blue out because of heat problems mate run the BIOS and post back the readings for the CPU temp (seems a tad high to me for idle) and the CPU fan speed.

The other thing to do is check out the PSU as well via these
PSU - Jump Start

http://www.sevenforums.com/vip/257690-psu-how-test.html#post2130086

but try the BIOS first and if you do the PSU stuff DO NOT attempt to open the device itself you just need to measure the volts on the leads. However volts does not necssarity mean enough current (amps)
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16 Aug 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The max temp for the PhenomII 965 is 55C-60C so if you see 60C at idle you may have burned it out. It would definitely go beyond 60C playing videos or doing much of anything.
IcIT2lol is right if it overheats it would likely just shut down immediately, sometime it could throw a BSOD.
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16 Aug 2013   #4

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

60C is way to hot. My lap top runs at 40C and my PC's in the mid 30'sC. Under a full load the PC's may see 50-55C. What kind of cooling arrangement are you using?
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16 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I'm using a stock fan from my phenom 965. Quite horrible but I never had blue screens since. And like I said, it's been 60 degrees for a whole year idle for no problem yet. I also play intense games that max up to 72 degrees, and still no blue screens or slowness. Also, the computer won't turn back on. So there is no way to acces the bios. Thanks for the help
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16 Aug 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You may have to buy a low cost AM3 CPU, any of them, put it in and see if it will boot up then. You should consider an after market cooler too.
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