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Computer shuts down

I  have ASUS Intel 850 Chipset P4T-E Motherboard.

I have had no problem until now, it shuts down  frequently  with no warning.

I have checked the power supply  , its okay ,

But I have noticed that if it shuts down and I restart it ,it makes a siren sound.

Please regards Keith

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Hi Shadow5599


Thanks for your reply , the siren sound comes from within the computer case, I am thinking the machine was fairly dirty inside with lint and dust , however the system was monitored by Asus  software for tempature , which the cpu temp never exceeded 40c..what do you think regards Keith

Posted on Oct 20, 2007


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There are alot of problems lately with capacitors that become leaky and/or bulging indicating a failure of those components. Visually inspect the electrolytic capacitors they look like cans with a plastic skin) on the motherboard and power supply for signs of brown crusty stuff on the top or the tops bulging outwards. If there are some, your motherboard and/or power supply needs to be replaced or repaired by a tech.

You checked the power substituting a known good one or? If not, you should try that.
Where is the siren sound originating from exactly?

Further troubleshooting will require more info from you such as operating system and other hardware details. Getting to the bottom of problems can be an ongoing back and forth process.

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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    I'm wondering if you tried my 1st suggestions regarding subbing the power supply and checking for bad caps?
    Post back with that info.



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Check temperature of your pc, if it goes then use proper system fan and also clean your system from dusting.


Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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