It is currently Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:20 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Machine shuts down after 5mins.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:12 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:09 am
Posts: 2
Hey everyone; I have a machine that I am testing that will shut down after about 5minutes on memtest86+ and seatools. The machine hasn't had power issues before so I am wondering if it's possible for this to be caused by the cd drive?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:08 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:06 am
Posts: 296
Location: FL
Is it only doing this with those 2 programs? The first thing I check when any system shuts down / crashes after a few minutes is power and/or heating issues. Make sure the CPU is being cooled well enough first. I will often disconnect all but needed items when testing CPU and Memory modules so it's easier to diagnose the problem. With less components plugged in/connected that is less items that can be causing the problems. If all is fine then swap out memory modules if possible, if the computer has 2, remove 1 and see if it still reboots/crashes, if it stops, swap out the modules and test again.

That should get you started..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:09 am
Posts: 2
the machine isn't overheating, apparently normally takes 8hours+ to encode/burn a movie.. I'll test RAM+HD in my own machine from this just to be sure.. try a new cd-drive to see if the problem still persists..


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Protected by Anti-Spam ACP Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group