psu going?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by theevilsithlord, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. theevilsithlord

    theevilsithlord Hail to the King, Baby!

    Champaign, IL UIUC
    Every once in a while about a week ago my computer would randomly "turn off", however it didnt really turn off.... it would sound like the psu shutting off, and the screen would get distorted with artifacts all over it. I had no idea what was going on, but i could still manage to see the mouse and shut off the computer. However, recently, the computer randomly restarts as well as the previous problems. I'm sure its a hardware problem because the same thing has happened with XP and Slax. My psu is a 400W Codegen that came with the case. No OC'ing either...
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

    the year 2525
    strip it down if you fancy the task, de fluff it, mine spazzed out when i missed cleaning it, that much airflow going through my pc and psu its a bloody dust magnet...
  3. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

    Check the fans in your PSU to make sure they are working properly. Fan failure is a common cause for random restarts because it overheats. Had one which the fans failed, and as a result I had to use a room fan for a few weeks while I waited for a replacement.