Comp problem, and i have done everything!(im not kidding)

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Problem: After about 20-30 minutes of an application that uses the system quite abit (eg. game) the comp shuts down, no error, no shut down sequence, just turns off. I cannot turn it back on unless i turn off power supply for about 20 seconds then back on.

My Trouble Shooting:

To eleminate the prosability of it being software issuses or virusus I have Reformated my comp (3 times) installed newest availible drives, and deep scaned comp every known way.

Then I tried installing a game on another hard drive, but it stilled crashed

I turned off windows automatic restart

I tried running the program with only my first stick of ram, stll crashed, Then i tried with the other stick same result.

I downloaded my Motherboards EQ, and checked temps and voltages regulary, all have been near perfect.

Finally I upgraded my bios, i wanted to avoid this but i didnt know what else todo, and well, it still shuts down.

This same exact comp worked fine about 2 months ago, and it has been getting worse everyday. My courses i take at school require me to use programs and application that is impossible for me to use right now,

I feel like just *peach* dieing since i just spent all the money ihad onthis comp,

please what can i do
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CPU heat, video card heat, or bad power supply.

Play a game for about 10 mins, press reset, reboot into the BIOS, check your temps and bus voltages.
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ok i just tried, everything still turned out fine,

is it possible to have a faulty psu that keeps proper voltages but just quites when it has to work hard?
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What is your cpu temp after the reboot occurs? Also what watt is your PSU.
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usally around 40-43C, and the cpu is set to shut off at 75C

my psu is 400 watt
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That sounds about right, what speed cpu do you have? Also how long have you had that PSU and did it come with your computer.
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its a AMD athlon 64+ 3500 2 Ghz

i built my comp, so the psu is after market,

i havnt had it long, maybe 4 or 5 months
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I've seen this type of problem caused by bad capacitors either on the MOBO or power supply. Get out your flashlight and check every single one.

This is what you are looking for
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=195
http://cquirke.mvps.org/badcaps.htm

Even one bad one can be enough to cause you problems.
I had two computers at work do very much the same thing and the cause was bad caps. Both computers were identical models HP Vectra
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My first guess would be a bad PSU
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Hmmmm yea sounds like ATNO is right, if its a custom build then you probably wont have got a cheap PSU which comes fitted in a lot of shop bought computers, does sound like a PSU problem though so check those caps.
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When formatting the drive, put FAT32 on it. Then install DOS and play games in it. If you can't find some, I can help you.

Does it still crash ?. Then it's a hardware problem. Is it stable, even after hours ?. I think it's a Windows problem.
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I doubt that a DOS game would be able to tax the system enough to recreate the problem. Look for a free CPU burn-in test that boots stright from a CD or floppy(there are several) and see if that will recreate the problem. If it still crashes, that rules out any software related problems as Spoorzoeker said.

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