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Re: HP PC shutting down randomnly
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2012, 02:52:38 PM »
I think you found your problem bud. :wink:

Open your computer tower and look at the board. Do you see any fans not running? If the motherboard has a fan for the video it will be a small fan on a chip on the borad. If it doesn't have a fan it will have a heatsink, perhaps it became lose.

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Re: HP PC shutting down randomnly
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2012, 03:38:08 PM »
Hmm everything seems to be running. And as far as I can see it, there are only 2 fans in my motherboard with one having a heat sink. Everything thing seems to be working. Is there anyway to figure out if my heat sink is broken? :omg:
And as I am typing this, I left the CPU cover off. Everything is NORMAL! But then it just started to blow again. Then relaxes once more. then goes again!

Attached is the pic before the fans are blowing much again.
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Re: HP PC shutting down randomnly
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2012, 03:41:03 PM »
The fans pick up speed based on temp. When you took the case off it was able to get cooler air flow.

If the heatsink is lose is the only thing to check.

Otherwise it is possible the motherboard is not reporting the temp correctly and is causing the problem.

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Re: HP PC shutting down randomnly
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2012, 03:43:35 PM »
How do I check the heat sink?

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Re: HP PC shutting down randomnly
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2012, 03:49:40 PM »
See if you can move it, not to hard. You shouldn't be able to :wink:

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Re: HP PC shutting down randomnly
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2012, 03:56:21 PM »
It is not moving.  :rolleyes: What should I do now? Please help!
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Re: HP PC shutting down randomnly
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2012, 05:20:52 PM »
Nothing you can do about it. If it is shutting down due to high temps and everything is working then it might be a bad temperature mod on the board.

If you keep an eye on the temp see how long it goes before it shuts down. If you see the temp getting high right before shutdown then you have your answer.

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Re: HP PC shutting down randomnly
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2012, 07:33:50 PM »
Ahh thanks a lot. I am doing a little test right now to see if it will shut back down. I left my cover off and I am now using my PC and so far it has not shut down yet. Though, it does do that jet thing.

It has been running for almost 4 hours now!
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Re: HP PC shutting down randomnly
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2012, 07:58:05 PM »
Good, looks like you need to keep it cool.

This might seem odd, but try this trick.

Get a fan, big one if you have one and put it on high and point it right into the computer with the cover off. The extra air I bet will drop the temp.

I just want to see how low it can get it lol

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Re: HP PC shutting down randomnly
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2012, 08:54:37 PM »
Lol sure  :wink: I think I have one in the storage too. I'll report you any results.

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Re: HP PC shutting down randomnly
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2012, 01:06:27 PM »
This is the result with the fan blowing into the CPU (I just now placed the fan). Also, the PC was on since 9:42 AM and it is now 3:05 PM here. It has not turned off with the cover removed.  :omg:

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Re: HP PC shutting down randomnly
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2012, 01:26:44 PM »
LOL cut the temp in half :-)

Well now you know the problem.

Try to keep it cool and you should be fine :-)

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Re: HP PC shutting down randomnly
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2012, 05:02:37 PM »
Alright Shane! And also I just replaced my current 300W PSU to a 400W PSU to run my ASUS Radeon HD 5450. But can you help me get the drivers? Should it be from ASUS's website or ATI's? And DO I have to unplug the power from the old fan supply? I have two and the one with the heat sink is what I am talking about.

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Re: HP PC shutting down randomnly
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2012, 05:24:35 PM »
Get the drivers from ATI website and remove the old power supply and have everything hooked up to the new :wink:

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Re: HP PC shutting down randomnly
« Reply #29 on: May 14, 2012, 05:47:37 PM »
Why does it still blow like a jet?  :omg: :confused:

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