QUOTE(RyanMag @ Apr 11 2012, 22:42)
My PC keeps switching it self off after maybe 15 mins of using it, what ever I am in the middle of doing. It just goes dark. I am so clue-less about them it is untrue. Does any one have any ideas what is going on or how I can fix it??
It could be anything. Faulty power supply, faulty motherboard (including faulty capacitors
), faulty RAM, faulty processor, overheating processor, and more. These kind of faults tend to be very difficult to diagnose.
I'd start by running memtest86 on it. Download the ISO from http://www.memtest86.com/
, burn it to a CD, boot from the CD and leave it testing for a few hours if it can manage it. If it still turns off you know it's unrelated to Windows. If you get a memory error you know it's something related to memory and some kind of hardware fault. If it managed to keep running for a few hours it *could* be software related - in which case I'd start by backing everything up and reinstalling Windows.This post has been edited by usenet: Apr 12 2012, 18:39