I just recently had a prblem with my computer shuting off all the time. sometime like now I get lucky and it says on for a few hours other times it shuts off 5 secs after starting it. I seems to shut down alot while playing games. I thought at first it may be my cpu fan because I know my fan was not strong enough for my cpu but I never had a problem with it tell now so I had just left it on. I just bought a new fan that can support 3.8 ghz. It is still doing the shutdown and it seems worse then before. I think it has something to do with my computer case although I cant think of what. I know it cant be over heating because it shuts down 5 secs after start up but sometime it can be on for days and have no problem, and my grapic card (XFX geforce 7950 gt) I never had a problem with and even if it was over heating wouldnt it just give me artifact and freeze my computer and maybe BSOD? Anyways I think it has something to do with my case or something because if I start my computer and smack my case it will shut off evertime. The mother board is properly on the case acording to the book. I dont see how or what could be going on here. Like I said before this just recently started about a weak ago. It has always done this but like maybe 1 time a month now its like 100 times a day.
I run windows XP
3.4 duel core proscessor
1g ddr2 ram
ASUS mother board
cd/dvd player and a dvd player roms
and thats about my whole computer.
oh ya and one more thing my power supply is650w power supply and the specs are more then capible of running my grapic card with alot extra power.