[Noisebridge-discuss] PC Diagnosis-What am I missing?

Trent Robbins robbintt at gmail.com
Sat Jan 6 01:35:45 UTC 2018

My first take on this is that your PSU at 430W is on the edge, but I
noticed that the max draw for your GPU is only 60W.

I had intermittent outages on a PC that were obviously from power. I would
be playing skyrim and after 15 minutes the computer would shut off and the
screen would go black.

Another issue for intermittent power off is cpu overheat. You can download
software from AMD to track the CPU temperature.

I had this happen to me and needed to replace the CPU fan/heat sink which
was not removing enough heat. I have literally zip tied a 3.5" fan onto the
stock heat sink to fix this.


On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 17:20 Manveru <manveruandave at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just running a web browser most of the time. Chrome mostly, though it
> has rebooted on Firefox and during games on Steam. This applies to both
> in Win10 and my primary Ubuntu 16.04. Nothing too heavy ever. Sometimes
> it reboots a few minutes after boot, other times goes hours without, and
> sometimes not at all. No discernible pattern in activity, room temp,
> time of day... nothing but random.
> On 01/05/2018 05:14 PM, John Denning wrote:
> > Hi, What’s the PC doing other than getting hot?
> >
> >
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Jan 5, 2018, at 5:08 PM, Manveru <manveruandave at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> I was wondering if someone could help me figure out what's wrong with my
> >> PC I built.
> >>
> >> Below I have a link to the build on PCpartpicker so you can have the
> >> full spec of the hardware. _Basically my PC is rebooting
> intermittently._
> >>
> >> I dual boot with Ubuntu 16.04 and Win10, and it does it in both so I
> >> know it's not software, virus, or OS related. due to some suggestions, I
> >> removed the M.2 drive and reinstalled my OS's on a new PNY SDD which I
> >> purchased to try to fix the problem; it didn't help. As a side note, it
> >> worked fine for over a year.
> >>
> >> I then discovered my RAM had memtest error, I filled an RMA and replaced
> >> it. The problem kept going, so I used memtest again and no, the new RAM
> >> is good.
> >>
> >> My motherboard's North-bridge reportedly gets hot so I have a ton of
> >> fans to keep it cool (while not voiding my warranty and upgrading the
> >> heat sinks). I decide that might be it, RMA'd the MB and got a new
> >> board, I still have the same problem.
> >>
> >> I explain this all to AMD and they RMA'd me a new Processor with a
> >> bigger stock cooler (ignore what I have down as the CPU cooler on the
> >> part list) which I intend to use because both AMD and AsRock say using
> >> something else voids the warranty which I'm glad I haven't). By the way
> >> I've monitored the temps, and it doesn't get near unacceptable levels
> >> before or after. No, I'm not over clocking anything either.
> >>
> >> The problem has persisted. It's not the PCI -USB C card as I have
> >> experienced the problem with it in and with out it. I have checked for
> >> faults in my switches on the case to make sure it's not shorting the
> >> power or reset switch causing a reboot that way everything checked out.
> >>
> >> _The only parts I have left to RMA is the GPU and PSU. Ideas on what
> >> else to look at? Or how to figure out which component is causing this so
> >> I can get it RMA'd?_ I don't have a spare known GPU or PSU laying around
> >> that's compatible.
> >>
> >> Here's my part list. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/qvpbt6
> >>
> >> Thanks so much in Advance, I've been battling with this thing (and
> >> waiting for shipping) since September.
> >>
> >> Mike
> >>
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