Windows Vista Thread, Random Shut downs... in Technical; I've had a problem for a while where my computer just turns itself off no warning and I know it's ...
16th July 2010, 12:34 PM #1
16th July 2010, 01:11 PM #2
could be a bug with the vista driver to the graphics card, have you tried it with a different os? xp ubuntu or something like that.
enless its a dodgy card. i had a dodgy firewire card a while back that as soon as something was plugged into it the machine rebooted.
16th July 2010, 01:41 PM #3
Another one for a dodgy card, we have had graphics cards do that to use here. If there is a fan on there check its working as the gpu could be ooverheating, and using a second monitor is causing it to heat up more.
16th July 2010, 02:46 PM #4
yeah the fans tend to be rubbish on graphics cards imho
19th July 2010, 07:23 PM #5
20th July 2010, 02:49 PM #6
EDIT: Just read further posts, I have this card but with the Zalman Heatsink, it's awesome. Try underclocking the core and mem. Maybe your PSU is too weedy should be around 600Watts.
Last edited by chazzy2501; 20th July 2010 at 03:02 PM.
27th September 2010, 02:05 PM #7
it is seems like overheating of motherboard or something wrong with RAM. I have had such problem. If you reinstalled your Vista as you said, then drivers must be ok. So the system is ok too. New system fails very seldom. So the problem must be in a hardware, I think
27th September 2010, 02:47 PM #8
Check the capacitors on the graphics card. I have had to replace the capacitors on mine, even though they were solid state. 1 had blown up ! It caused all sorts of freezing, reboot problems until i located it.
15th October 2010, 11:07 PM #9
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It may be PSU (Power Supply Unit) related problem. Check the FAN of PSU - is it moving? If PSU Fan is moving well then check MOTHERBOARD Cooling Fan status once more. If it also working fine then check RAM condition. If u have two RAM then remove one by one. You may check the Graphics Card before taking the final decision. If all this circumstances are functioning well then it may be MOTHERBOARD related problem.
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