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Power-off crash
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Power-off crash
My current system had been going strong for 3 years, but has suddenly started powering off after roughly 30 minutes while I'm using it. I haven't gamed on it in a while, the crashes have been happening in office productivity. They did follow a windows update patch, but since it's a power-off crash, not a blue-screen or anything, I'm guessing they're unrelated. Crash can happen with an idle or loaded CPU.

It was dusty, and I've dusted it, but temperatures and voltages, as reported by the ASUS software were normal even before dusting. Fans appear to be operating properly. Given time constraints (which aren't likely to improve in the near-term), I haven't had a chance to really take it apart and look for damaged components.

My first guess is the power supply, but it's odd that it would be going strong right up to dropping the load. Next guess is the motherboard. Other guess is a corrupted Windows install.

Seems like a terrible waste to scrap it and build new - even after 3 years. Don't want to try the Windows 10 right now with a probable hardware issue corrupting the upgrade.

Any suggestions?

The following is a nearly complete parts list - the remainder is a ASUS mini-ITX motherboard, and I'm running Windows 8.1.

Intel Core i7-4770 Quad-Core Processor | Socket LGA1150, 3.4Ghz, 8MB L3 Cache, 22nm | (Retail Boxed) Gen4 (BX80646I74770)

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W 80PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply (CP-9020038-NA)

LG (GH24NS95B) Internal 24x DVD-Writer, OEM| Black, SATA

Gigabyte (GV-N66TOC-3GD) GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB GDDR5 | 1032 MHz Clock, 6008 MHz Memory | PCI Express 3.0, DVI-I, DVI-D, DisplayPort, HDMI

BitFenix Prodigy Midnight Black Edition Mini-ITX (BFC-PRO-

Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK (Premium Edition) BLACK for Intel LGA 2011/1155/1156/1366/775 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2, 5 x?8mm Dual Heat-pipes, Dual 140mm Premium Fans with PWM Adapter, Quiet CPU Cooler with patented P.A.T.S coating.

Intel 335 Series 180GB 2.5" SATA3 6Gb/s Solid State Drive (SSD), Read: 500MB/s Write: 450MB/s (SSDSC2CT180A4K5)

Kingston HyperX Blu 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL10 DIMMs w/XMP (KHX16C10B1K2/16X)
(This post was last modified: 06-22-2016 11:51 AM by Andrew.)
06-22-2016 09:59 AM
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RE: Power-off crash
do a quick memtest. Is you have a PSU reader, check the voltages (if not I"m CC could do a quick test for you to ensure your PSU isn't boned). Try using a different program to read temps. Speedfan is pretty reliable. See if the temps are the same.

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