Computer shuts down
Posted on 2004-11-17
I have an ausu A7N8X-E Deluxe Motherboard, A 500 watt power supply, five fans running, an ati 9600 video card, and a soundblaster audiology zs card, with an amd xp 2800 chip. Now, I turn on the computer and it boots into windows...then I can run it and the temp stays at about 48 celcius. I then will run two or three programs or run it for a few minutes and it shuts down. Then i have to turn off the power supply and restart the computer which most of the time it won't get all the way to windows before it shuts off again. I contacted Asus and they said that I should take it out of the case and run it free standing to test for grounding and to make sure it wasn't heat related. I took it out and did this. I ran it hard as i could and got the temp up to 56 Celcius and had no problems. They then told me to use black electrical tape and put it over the holes of the standoffs or any metal touching the computer. So I did this, and then put it back in the case. Low and behold it did the same thing as before....what do you think the problem is?