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Windows 7: PC Shuts Down overheating??

01 Aug 2012   #11

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

Well guys.....

When my AC in my apartment went out it looks like it messed with my thermal paste rendering it useless. Which is why it kept shutting off (Thank god for fail-safe) and i put some new arc lite along with an H100 cooling system on it to prevent this from ever happening again.

I really do appreciate all of your guys's input on this.

One thing i learned... If it shuts down twice in a row, leave it alone and jump straight to troubleshooting the processor overheating. As this is one of the more serious things that could be wrong, unless of course other factors state this is obviously not the problem. The thermal paste may be no good and that's the LAST thing we want is for out processor to go... unless your Graphics card costs more, then its a tie =) .. If you think its the power supply a simple paperclip test should help narrow it down.

If i'm wrong on any of this please correct me. I always ask questions and get answers so i would like to contribute some how with answers of my own.

Thanks again guys.

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01 Aug 2012   #12

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
exitprogram,

Use quality parts with plenty of headroom, in other words, a higher wattage rating than you think you need.

Do not overclock.

Here's how to update a Gateway bios:

UPDATE GIGABYTE BIOS WITH Q-FLASH

Insert a USB stick (256 mb is more than enough)
WIN + E | right-click on the drive
Format | set FAT32 as the FileSystem | uncheck Quick Format |
Start
button | Close button after format finished

WIN + E | right-click on the drive
Properties | Tools tab | Check Now button |
Checkmark
both boxes | START button


Go to the Gigabyte website Gigabyte Homepage
Click on Support and Downloads (in the menu at the top)
In the Downloads' Model Name box, enter your motherboard model, for example,GA-Z68X-UD4-B3, click on Search
In the Results section, click on BIOS
You are now at the Downloads page for your motherboard

In the row For the most recent BIOS, in the Download Here column,
select your desired download source, for example, America
Click on the Save button

You have now Downloaded the Bios update file which is a
self-extractor, for example, mb_bios_ga-z68x-ud4-b3_f10.exe
Extract the file (simply run the file you downloaded to extract)
Copy the file with a name like Z68XUD4.F10 to the USB stick.
Leave the USB stick connected.
Shutdown your computer.

Power Up your computer.
Immediately start continuously tapping the END key on the keyboard.
The Main Menu of Q-Flash will appear on the screen.
Select HDD-1.0 and hit ENTER
Select the Bios update file and hit ENTER
Press ENTER when Are you sure to update BIOS? appears.
The monitor will display the update progress.
When the update is finished, press any key.
You are now back at the Main Menu

Remove the USB stick.
Press ESC and then press ENTER to exit Q-Flash.
Your system will reboot.

Immediately start tapping DEL (the Delete key) to enter BIOS
Select Load Optimized Defaults and hit ENTER
Select Save and Exit Bios and press Y
Your system will restart and the procedure is complete.

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When you say higher wattage rating and quality parts with more head room... What were you referring to? I was told the 750W PSU i have is more than enough, and this case gives me plenty of space considering what i have inside of it.

I'm willing to take your advice but i'm unsure of what you mean because all of my parts seem to have far more than enough space/power. Especially now that i've added liquid cooling and a case with more ventilation and fans.
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01 Aug 2012   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exitPr0gram View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
exitprogram,

Use quality parts with plenty of headroom, in other words, a higher wattage rating than you think you need.

Do not overclock.
When you say higher wattage rating and quality parts with more head room... What were you referring to? I was told the 750W PSU i have is more than enough, and this case gives me plenty of space considering what i have inside of it.

I'm willing to take your advice but i'm unsure of what you mean because all of my parts seem to have far more than enough space/power. Especially now that i've added liquid cooling and a case with more ventilation and fans.
I think you've understood what I believe Karl was referring to. If you've got a high quality PSU that's rated for 750W and all the devices it feeds only consume 300W, you've got 450W of headroom. Plenty of spare capacity available to acommodate the internal surges that occur when the connected devices require it.
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01 Aug 2012   #14

Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by exitPr0gram View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
exitprogram,

Use quality parts with plenty of headroom, in other words, a higher wattage rating than you think you need.

Do not overclock.
When you say higher wattage rating and quality parts with more head room... What were you referring to? I was told the 750W PSU i have is more than enough, and this case gives me plenty of space considering what i have inside of it.

I'm willing to take your advice but i'm unsure of what you mean because all of my parts seem to have far more than enough space/power. Especially now that i've added liquid cooling and a case with more ventilation and fans.
I think you've understood what I believe Karl was referring to. If you've got a high quality PSU that's rated for 750W and all the devices it feeds only consume 300W, you've got 450W of headroom. Plenty of spare capacity available to acommodate the internal surges that occur when the connected devices require it.
Ah ok. I figured that's what you were talking about i just wanted to make sure i wasn't missing anything.
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