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    SSD and power.

    Hi all,

    Ive recently installed a new SSD into my home computer and now the computer shuts down at random intervals. Would it be the SSD trying to draw more power or just by coincidence my power supply is on its way out? Ive had a google but cant seem to find any concrete evidence pointing towards it being either.

    Ive checked the ram, processor, old hard drive, processor fan, graphics card and they are all fine.

    Once i get home ill list the specs.

    thanks

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    Shouldn't be, they'll draw far less power than a hard drive. Not an OCZ is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Shouldn't be, they'll draw far less power than a hard drive. Not an OCZ is it?
    nah its a samsung one.

    could just be the power supply on way out then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    Hi all,

    Ive recently installed a new SSD into my home computer and now the computer shuts down at random intervals. Would it be the SSD trying to draw more power or just by coincidence my power supply is on its way out? Ive had a google but cant seem to find any concrete evidence pointing towards it being either.

    Ive checked the ram, processor, old hard drive, processor fan, graphics card and they are all fine.

    Once i get home ill list the specs.

    thanks
    "shuts down" or just powers off?

    it *might* not be a hardware issue, anything in the eventlog or dumps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    "shuts down" or just powers off?

    it *might* not be a hardware issue, anything in the eventlog or dumps?
    powers off, not had chance to even look as although its random it very rarely stays on longer than a minute.

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    Can you hold it before it starts windows (pause it where you'd hit F8) and does it turn off even then after waiting a while?

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Shouldn't be, they'll draw far less power than a hard drive.
    Correct.
    In my experience, random shutdowns are usually hardware related, power supply and cooling are the most likely culprits, followed by a dodgy motherboard.
    A good way to check it's not your operating system being daft is to boot a liveCD (Ubuntu and it's derivatives are good for this) and see if the behaviour repeats.

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    Not any firmware update for the ssd ? Also have you got a pc that you could attach the drive to as a slave drive, install samsung magician software which i think you can use to diagnose the samsung drive with and possibly even update the firmware with if there are any updates available

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Can you hold it before it starts windows (pause it where you'd hit F8) and does it turn off even then after waiting a while?
    sometimes it shuts down before even getting into windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OB1 View Post
    Correct.
    In my experience, random shutdowns are usually hardware related, power supply and cooling are the most likely culprits, followed by a dodgy motherboard.
    A good way to check it's not your operating system being daft is to boot a liveCD (Ubuntu and it's derivatives are good for this) and see if the behaviour repeats.
    hopefully its not the cooling as ive got 3 fans and a fourth fan to be installed!
    All the components were fine before I reimaged it with the ssd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Not any firmware update for the ssd ? Also have you got a pc that you could attach the drive to as a slave drive, install samsung magician software which i think you can use to diagnose the samsung drive with and possibly even update the firmware with if there are any updates available
    thats already installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    hopefully its not the cooling as ive got 3 fans and a fourth fan to be installed!
    All the components were fine before I reimaged it with the ssd.
    Might be your CPU cooler not your case fans though - is it seated correctly with a suitable/sensible amount of thermal paste?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Might be your CPU cooler not your case fans though - is it seated correctly with a suitable/sensible amount of thermal paste?
    yup I re did it,

    I did a proper clean of the components before I put the ssd in and reapplied the paste. Ill double check that the cpu fan is seated properly.

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    BIOS update on the motherboard ?

    If still the same only have crucial items installed ie one stick of ram, no add on cards ( use onboard vga or dvi ) ssd etc and see if it still does it. Use something like memtest to check ya ram and see if they ( samsung ) have an iso you can burn to disc to boot ya pc with and diagnose the ssd

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    Take the SSD out and put your old HDD back in and see if the problem persists. If it does then the SSD is somehow at fault.

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