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Computer Shut Down with no warning

I replaced one 700W power supply when the 4pin cpu power connector from power supply started to get hot and actually became discolored. I learned this after my system, which had been working fine for many months, just shut off with no warning. I replaced the power supply which seemed to correct the problem for a while. Now the system works for a while (one to two hours) and then shuts off. I fiddle with the 4pin connector from power supply a little and the computer boots up and I am good to go for another little while. My cpu is an AMD athlon XP 6000 (125 watts). Any suggestions/ideas?

Thanks so much for your time.

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  • mike_conner Apr 15, 2009

    Thanks for the quick response.

    I was reviewing GA-M59SLI-S5 comments on NewEgg and came across a person who experienced a similar problem. Another visitor to the site, familiar with this motherboard, recommended that he remove the plastic cap on the motherboard cpu power recepticle (making it an 8 pin instead of four) and connect an 8 pin power cable. I tried this last evening and used the computer for four hours with no problem. Hopefully, this will solved the problem. We shall see.



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If you still seem to be having issues - you should try downloading Everst

and check the temp of your pc- normally intermittent shutting down is an overheating issue.

Hope everything is staying up and running for you :)

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If your power supply has another set of 4 pins, try them on it. I suppose you have it connected the right way and all, I would consider replacing the motherboard, is this one covered by warranty I'm pretty sure they will replace it under the circumstances.

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  • Ekse Apr 15, 2009

    Let us know how it goes.





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