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Profile George Joosten
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Message 1376368 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 5:38:38 UTC

Hi, I have been away from the SETI@Home project for many years, and decided to get back into it. Since Downloading BOINC, my computer has been shutting off. This problem does not happen when the program is not active and running. When I shut the program off, my computer stays on.

I am wondering what if anything I need to do. Reinstall the program, change a few settings what?

Any help is GREATLY appreciated.

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Message 1376401 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 6:37:09 UTC - in response to Message 1376368.

It's most likely insufficient cooling, or a power supply problem.
Try taking the side off of the case, and put a small desktop fan there. If things tsay good, it's a cooling issue, if not the next step is to check the power supply- the usual method being to substitute the suspect one with a unit that is known to be good. If you have a multimeter you could check the rails yourself to see of the regulation is failing under load.
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Message 1376518 - Posted: 4 Jun 2013, 12:50:30 UTC - in response to Message 1376368.
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Using this program (SIV - System Information Viewer) you can get info about Temperatures, CPU/GPU load, Voltages, ...:

Just get , extract it to empty directory, run SIV64X.exe (no install needed)


- ALF - "Find out what you don't do well ..... then don't do it!" :)

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