Yeah, sure, your bios should be updated, but try this:
Hope this helps.
Originally Posted by Melodis
I can only assume the mainboard was attempting to pull too much power across the +3.3v and +5v rail causing the power supply to fail and 'shut off' the system. I'm also assuming the 4 pin power adapter was a molex connector and the mainboard was needing more juice from the power supply off a +12v rail.
I had a similar problem when I first got my 6800GT. My power supply couldn't handle it so I'd have random...
I think I fixed it, but this is most curious.
I plugged a power adapter into the EZ-Plug for SLI... there was an LED lit red on for the motherboard which had to do with the EZ Plug, so I plugged a four pin power adapter from the PSU into that, and the LED turned off.
However, I do not have an SLI configuration, I only have one 6800 GT at the moment.
Since then I have been gaming and doing my normal activity without a single shutdown.
Anyone have any...
Yeah, I like the system. Other than this issue, this computer smokes. I got everything for under $2,300, and I cannot wait to add another Geforce 6800 for SLI and overclock.
I do wonder, though, if the OCZ 600 Powerstream can handle the extra video card; do you happen to know if there is a six-pin power adapter one buys to hook into the card itself?
Also, just out of curiousity, why didn't you like the Sony DVD Drive?
thanks for the reply NovaShine...
I think it is power, too. I plugged the computer + Surge Protector into a different outlet across my office when it was happening frequently, and it hadn't done it again for a couple of days; then I woke up this morning, and it was off!
The APC Surge Protector is from 1999... do you think it should be replaced? Anyway to check it?
When you say faulty power lines and molex plugs, do you mean within the computer case, or the...
Just built my new Rig, my *first* rig, and I have run into a nice problem.
After a healthy amount of activity, there are times when the computer will just cut power, a total power failure. No warning at all, just shut down as if somebody ripped the cord off the back of the system. It was happening for a while the first day or so when I was gaming, but it was hooked into a funky outlet that wasn't properly grounded (I think) so I changed the outlet, and it...