I have a computer with an AMD FX-8150, 32 GB of ram, SSD and harddisk and a decent GeForce graphics card.
My computer automatically powers down, sometimes after a minute, sometimes just when I open a tab in Firefox. Most of the time it will keep on running when I play Skyrim (at high settings) or Minecraft.
I tried turning down a couple of cores. Right now it's running stable with 2 cores active. If I activate more cores it will power down.
I ran temperature monitoring software to see if it's a heat problem. The processor temperature stays between 40 and 60 degrees Celcius so I think that rules out overheating.
Could it be that the PSU if failing? Because after the computer turns off, I have to disconnect the power before I can turn it on again.
Right now I have a 600 watt PSU, maybe I need 800 watt?
Thanks for your help!
Best Answer Bamsebjørn , 21 June 2013 - 18:51
Alright! I got a new PSU (XFX Pro 750W) and my computer is up and running. It's running full force with all 8 cores enabled. CPU temperature is 15 degrees C at idle and never exceeds 40 degrees C. Also, my computer is now super quiet... Turns out the noisy part of the computer was the PSU. I'm so happy now.Go to the full post