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ECS Nforce3 A Powers down

I have an ECS Nforce3 A motherboard that will power my system down when performing various operations. If I attempt to run a Disk Cleanup on my C:\ it will power down. If I attempt to install Windows XP on a brand new SATA HDD from the Windows XP CD it powers down in the middle of the process. I am pretty sure it has something to do with the BIOS but I am at a loss. Any ideas?

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  • pcbuzzman Jan 07, 2008

    It completely shuts off. It also shuts off with no warning when performing a disk cleanup or sporadically playing World of Warcraft.

  • pcbuzzman Jan 10, 2008

    I resolved the issue with the suggestions that were made here. I replaced the heatsink compound on my cpu and added another case fan and I have had no further issues.



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Replace your PSU

Posted on Jan 22, 2008


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Doubt its the bios. Did you install the sata drivers during boot? When u say it powers down does it just switch off or blue screen first?

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2008

    Download speedfan and monitor your cpu and motherboard temps.

    Check that the cpu cooler is clean from dust as it could be overheating.

    Post back with your temps at idle and load using orthos or occt  though it will prob crash as they stress the cpu to the max.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2008

    Glad that sorted it :) must have been a heat issue then.



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