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Old 06-22-2007, 10:16 PM   #21
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Default Re: self-rebooting pc

Buy a new PSU. SImple as that.
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:28 PM   #22
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> Buy a new PSU. SImple as that.

Before you throw it away take out the fan and the switch too. Those things go for like $5 at radioshack and you could use them for... something.

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Old 06-25-2007, 04:15 AM   #23
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Get a new PSU. The one you have/had is not powerfull enough for the PC you currently have.
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Old 06-25-2007, 04:19 AM   #24
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i know you have gotten some new parts and such.... but i have been wanting to say this since i first saw the post......

its not broken, its a feature

ok, that is all.
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:22 AM   #25
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Default Re: self-rebooting pc

Atma, you weren't on IRC and I wanted to pass this on to you before I forgot about it. A friend of mine was just experiencing the exact same problems you were having. He was about to do what you did and buy a new PC (except he can't afford the $1000 right now) and he decided to investigate further.

He caught an error message that said "system fan failure." He has a fan that's positioned above the CPU's heatsink, and apparently the constant use finally burnt it out. He replaced it and it works fine now.

I know you bought a new PC already, but I figure I'd pass this along in case you still wanted to see if you could fix the problem yet.
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:25 PM   #26
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But the burned connectors clearly indicate a PSU problem.
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Old 06-25-2007, 01:35 PM   #27
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> But the burned connectors clearly indicate a PSU problem.
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I disagree. You need to think a little bit further. The burnt connectors indicate too much current traveled through them. IF the PSU was at fault, you would not have burnt connectors because the short would be inside the PSU itself.

Somthing on the motherboard is shorted out. WIth that said: fans, internal speakers, power buttons, LEDs and such are also connected to the power through the motherboard. It is very possible that one of these devices are shorted out. I have seen it before at work.
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:35 PM   #28
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I maintain my verdict. I once had a broken PSU that gave too much current than usual. The diode bridge broke and all the current went all the way through the motherboard. I'm not saying that it's the problem, but it could the PSU that caused this. I mean, it can happen.
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