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HELP! Computer Turning Off Randomly

3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheeseRegistered User regular
So recently (like, past week) I've been having some issues with my computer.

After it's been on for 8+ hours, even if it's just been idling, it will turn off randomly while I'm gaming (sometimes it takes 2 hours, sometimes it takes 5 minutes). Even if it was off all night, when I turn it on and game for awhile sometimes it does it then too.

It's not really turning off, actually; what happens is that sound stops coming from the speakers and the monitor turns off, and my mouse and keyboard stop working. However, the case lighting, fans, and temperature monitors stay on. It wasn't doing this for the first 2 months I had it; it then sat in storage in 2 boxes in a basement which doesn't flood and isn't humid and is about room temperature. I moved it into my new dorm Saturday, which is the day that all the trouble started (basically, the move triggered this).

I'm pretty sure it's not overheating, because the room is cool, and I keep the fans running high, and the temperatures in the BIOS don't get super high.

I'm going to call tech support tomorrow and see what's up with it, because it's getting annoying. So far the only times it's done this, by the way, have been in WoW; I haven't tried other games yet.

Anyone know what the heck is going on?

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  • Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Trans* Woman In Aviators Firing A Bazooka. ⚛️Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I had an issue like this a while ago, replacing the PSU fixed it.

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  • NATIKNATIK DenmarkRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Yeah I had a similiar issue and it turned out to be PSU as well, I ended up changing it when after a restart one day one of the capacitors exploded, I had been able to live with it up to that point.

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  • 3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Well it's inconsequential now, I sent the computer back to the manufacturer under warranty :P

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