PC Just shut off!

chains716

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Hello,
Built my own kit and the the pc was working fine for weeks. yesterday the whole thing just shuts down after playing Guild Wars for 30 mins. I get lights on the motherboard but nothing else is working. Any ideas?

Current build is:
Corsair TW750
Geforce GTX480
Windows 7
Coolermaster Tower
Intel i5-2500
WD Caviar 500gb
2 Ripjaws Memory
and a Crucial 64 MB SATA.

Any ideas? I am thinking it is the power supply but unsure since this is my first build.

Thanks!

Corey

 

belezeebub

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UNplug the Computer from the wall once it is unplugged hit the power button a few times then plug it back in and turn it on what the POST screen for erros like CPU or over heat warning,
 

PanicMaster85

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run memtest
http://www.memtest.org/

clear any overclock you ahve
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdp_L5IxaNI

check psu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FWXgQSokF4

run who crashed after it shuts down again
http://download.cnet.com/WhoCrashed/3000-2094_4-75205821.html

see if your case power cord it faulty by starting your system using your a screw driver and leave the case power cord unplugged
go to 14:20 and watch from there
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls

if it happens again after you do all of this then its probably is either the cpu, motherboard, or psu
 

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