"Dying" randomly/blackouts

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by The VCR King, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    So why haven't you done anything about it since you last mentioned that in October? ;)
     
  2. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    The computer is usable, and this only occurs every 10 or so days, and I can just reboot it and it's back to normal for awhile.
     
  3. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Eh sounds like not worth worrying about then.
     
  4. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    I still want to know why it just loses power like someone pulled the plug all the sudden.
     
  5. Punk

    Punk Moderator Staff Member

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    How long did you run the test? It needs at least four hours to be sure. Let it run so we can completely rule out the RAM.

    EDIT: but yeah sounds like a bad PSU to me, try another one to be sure.
     
  6. Okedokey

    Okedokey Well-Known Member

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    As Ive said, check your drivers and bios.
     
  7. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Nah, you just said it's functional and works fine.

    Unless you mean it doesn't work fine?
     
  8. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    Bump!
    I finally managed to record a video of what happens so you guys can SEE what the PC does! Maybe we can finally figure this out!

     
  9. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    How about you build a new computer already?

    Did you check your suspend mode? It's probably in S1 sleep or something.
     
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  10. Laquer Head

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    From August 25, 2014... thats one hell of a bump!!!!!:eek:
     
  11. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    1. Not enough money, so I'm trying to make do with this one

    2. All sleep modes are disabled.
     
  12. Laquer Head

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    I imagine you must have saved quite a bit by now, you've been saving for new stuff since last winter? right?>
     
  13. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    Well the saving now is toward a first car for myself. The PC is a second priority now but I want to finally figure out wtf is going on with it so it doesn't explode or something and I really am screwed.
     
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  14. Laquer Head

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    Its admirable that you are dedicating savings to a vehicle, I think that is a smart decision and will benefit you in so many ways, moreso than a PC could.

    As far as your rig goes, I think you know what people are gonna say, you've been having issues for minimum 2 years now.. it kinda is what it as at this point. You need some new gear..plain and simple. I don't think any amount of analyzing is going to change this fact.

    I know you have a thirst for knowledge, and thats awesome, but there comes a time where you need to say - hey this just aint worth the sweat!
     
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  15. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like some kind of short or other motherboard issue. How about disconnecting your internal card reader and maybe the USB hub? I've seen at work sometimes older PCs that are on the way out won't display or anything with certain USB ports populated or even when a network cable is plugged in.

    You've replaced pretty much everything now apart from the board and CPU, so difficult to really suggest anything other than you have some kind of board defect. How often does this happen now?
     
  16. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    I've tried all the above to no avail. This happens about once or twice per week
     
  17. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you ever try updating your BIOS and chipset drivers?
     
  18. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    No. I know I should but I am honestly scared to because I have a fear of something freezing up and then the motherboard is dead...
     
  19. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    Not really that far off, as is.....
     
  20. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    True true :rolleyes:
     
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