[clug-talk] Spontaneous Shut Down
carter.r.a.l at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 13:55:56 PDT 2009
Thanks for the tip. I'll keep that in mind when I replace the PSU.
On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 4:22 PM, Shawn <sgrover at open2space.com> wrote:
> Richard Carter wrote:
>> Thanks for the tip. I'll get those components checked out.
> What Gustin said.
> In addition though, make sure your PSU is rated for enough watts to power
> the system with ALL it's components.
> I've seen cases where the PSU is just fine for most things, but then when I
> did something that would draw more power (maybe plugging in a USB device,
> burning a DVD, etc.) this would be just enough to trigger too much of a draw
> from the PSU and cause random behaviors - including shutdowns. Typically if
> the draw was too much, or happened too often, the PSU would blow.
> Also, are you connected to a battery backup? Using a UPS helps to filter
> power fluctuations to the house/facility (which are normal). It could be
> that the power supply to the computer is fluctuating, and not the computer
> Hope that helps.
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