Re: Sudden Power Off only in Vista
No, I am not over clocked at all.
"Steve Urbach" wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 23:46:01 -0800, Jim <Jim@discussions.microsoft.com>
> >So I tried Vista Beta a while back, and for some reason, it always seemed to
> >lose power 5-10 minutes into a session. I figured it was probably some glitch
> >that would be worked out in later versions, so I gave up and went back to xp
> >and my main OS (Ubuntu Linux).
> >I recently received a copy of Vista Business through my university and
> >figured that I would reinstall on my Windows HD and take a look. Well this
> >time, Vista did not even get through installation before my machine just
> >simply turned off. No shut down procedure, no warning, error message,
> >nothing. Just the glow of my motherboard's power light. I don't have this
> >problem with XP Pro, or Linux. My RAM, HD, and CPU are all in top shape,
> >memory wise and heat wise. Any ideas what the problem could be?
> >Machine details:
> >CPU: Intel 3 Ghz
> >RAM: 1024 Mb
> >Video: NVidea GeForce 6600
> >Hauppauge WinTV PVR PCI II
> >Firewire/USB PCI card
> >Sony DVD DL burner
> >Maxtor 80gb (Windows)
> >Wester Digital 300gb (Linux)
> I suspect something is not quite in as top shape as you believe :/
> I would suspect heat. A CPU heat sink that is loose or on backwards
> (rides up on socket instead of flat). Vista beats the *rap out of the
> CPU and Video processors. Either one could cause big problems.
> Are you over clocked on CPU or video?