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By llucero ·
I have a System that keeps turning off w/o any notice. Is this a motherboard problem? If not, then what else can I test for?

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Motherboard or Other Prob ...

Check in two places...
1. Check the bios settings for 'power'. Sometimes, the settings here are adjusted to cause the computer to go to 'sleep' after a certain period of time. Normally, if the system is NOT a laptop, I disable all these settings.
2. In the control panel (I assume it is a Windows OS) find 'power' and open it up. Check your settings here. Adjust accordingly.

Either of these two places will cause your system to SEEM to shut down. The system is only asleep and it may take several seconds for it to come back to life.

Also check some of your add-in cards on the motherboard. Some of these have 'sleep' options or even 'shut-down' options. Check your manufactures options for each of these.

Lots of luck

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Motherboard or Other Prob ...

another thing to check is the heat..

It may need a new fan, try removing the cover from the case to see if that helps..

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by CONTRA-HEALD In reply to Motherboard or Other Prob ...

I have encountered this issue before and it sounds like your "CMOS" battery is bad or going bad.

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by llucero In reply to Motherboard or Other Prob ...

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by Yacco In reply to Motherboard or Other Prob ...

If it goes off while you're using it, I would guess that it's a power supply or ram problem. Have you installed new ram recently? Have you added new hardware (adds to the power load)? Did your mobo come with monitoring software? If it did load and use it to look for thermal problems and cpu fan failure as either one can cause shutdowns.

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