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Computer and Voltage issues help

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Sorry Ive been asking so many questions lately. I built my own computer before coming to Cambodia. Im having a problem with it shutting off randomly. I have taken it apart and put it back togethor a couple times. The power SUpply should be enough 450 Bronze, but i still wonder.

The real question is since their is obvious power issues here in SIhanoukville. Llike the lights dimming and fans changing speed. Could their be a voltage stabilization issue happening. Has anyone else experienced this with their computer. Could the sudden surges and loss of power be effecting my desktop?

Any help would be appreciative. Im pretty efficient with computers but I dont know what to do with this issue.
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kyleincambo wrote: Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:32 am Sorry Ive been asking so many questions lately. I built my own computer before coming to Cambodia. Im having a problem with it shutting off randomly. I have taken it apart and put it back togethor a couple times. The power SUpply should be enough 450 Bronze, but i still wonder.

The real question is since their is obvious power issues here in SIhanoukville. Llike the lights dimming and fans changing speed. Could their be a voltage stabilization issue happening. Has anyone else experienced this with their computer. Could the sudden surges and loss of power be effecting my desktop?

Any help would be appreciative. Im pretty efficient with computers but I dont know what to do with this issue.
99 times out of a hundred that will be your CPU overheating. Did you check the fan for filth?
Afaik, all power supplies nowadays are variable voltage and will adjust for any power fluctuations automatically.
Was it a really, really cheap Chinese one. :thumb:
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did you regrease the heat sink for the cpu?
a ups should flatten out the power surges
you can download a cpu thermometer that will display temp on your desktop
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If the voltage issue is the real problem, buy a ups with under and over voltage protection. That will solve the problem.
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juansweetpotato wrote: Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:39 am
kyleincambo wrote: Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:32 am Sorry Ive been asking so many questions lately. I built my own computer before coming to Cambodia. Im having a problem with it shutting off randomly. I have taken it apart and put it back togethor a couple times. The power SUpply should be enough 450 Bronze, but i still wonder.

The real question is since their is obvious power issues here in SIhanoukville. Llike the lights dimming and fans changing speed. Could their be a voltage stabilization issue happening. Has anyone else experienced this with their computer. Could the sudden surges and loss of power be effecting my desktop?

Any help would be appreciative. Im pretty efficient with computers but I dont know what to do with this issue.
99 times out of a hundred that will be your CPU overheating. Did you check the fan for filth?
Afaik, all power supplies nowadays are variable voltage and will adjust for any power fluctuations automatically.
Was it a really, really cheap Chinese one. :thumb:

I bought all products in America before I moved here. All fairly top notch. Definitely not Chinese crap in my computer right now. My CPU is not overheating I have been checking the temp regularly, and its at 38-40 typically. The computer will even restart when its doing nothing. I have cleaned out every fan, and there really is no dust. Its home built so I know everything in and out with it. Im just curious if their might be electrical issues with the house considering its Cambodia and its affecting the computer. I did not know that about with PSUs and adjusting for power fluctuations.
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Sidewalker wrote: Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:48 pm If the voltage issue is the real problem, buy a ups with under and over voltage protection. That will solve the problem.
I was thinking about buying a UPS. If what the guy said earlier is right then it might not make a difference with a new PSU controlling power variance.
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Kyle, I used to own a tech consultancy firm in Australia - even if this isn't your specific problem, pick up a $35 Prolink UPS for every piece of tech that's important to you here, the power in this country is about as dirty as you can get.
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frank lee bent wrote: Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:57 am did you regrease the heat sink for the cpu?
a ups should flatten out the power surges
you can download a cpu thermometer that will display temp on your desktop
I just put this computer togethor 3 months ago and used the high quality thermal paste. I checked it and its still all good. Like I said in an earlier post unless the CPU is spiking randomly with heat it has stayed relatively cool. I have CAM monitoring the temperature and it stays solidly at 39. Would a UPS really help you think? I have thought about it. I am also thinking about just getting a more powerful PSU but I just dont know since my PSU should be fine for my parts. STUMPED
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StroppyChops wrote: Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:09 pm Kyle, I used to own a tech consultancy firm in Australia - even if this isn't your specific problem, pick up a $35 Prolink UPS for every piece of tech that's important to you here, the power in this country is about as dirty as you can get.
Good tip. Where do you get a UPS like this. The only one I could find is at one of the small computer shops in town (actually the best one ive been able to find). Any other places sell UPS like you mention. Are you talking like TV, Fridge , washing machine as well?
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kyleincambo wrote: Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:17 pm
StroppyChops wrote: Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:09 pm Kyle, I used to own a tech consultancy firm in Australia - even if this isn't your specific problem, pick up a $35 Prolink UPS for every piece of tech that's important to you here, the power in this country is about as dirty as you can get.
Good tip. Where do you get a UPS like this. The only one I could find is at one of the small computer shops in town (actually the best one ive been able to find). Any other places sell UPS like you mention. Are you talking like TV, Fridge , washing machine as well?
Good question, and don't buy the unknown brands as they're crap. You can get a legitimate Prolink unit like a PRO700SFC for $34 in the more up-market tech shops in PP - http://www.chantracomputer.com/ - so you might be able to find them down your way. TV - depends on it's value to you if it fries, we don't. Household appliances, no. Laptops, yes - anything that uses a USB charger, no. We have a media NAS that is never plugged in to anything except a more industrial UPS.
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