Running Windows Vista, system is not that old, about 2 years -ish
HP slimline - usually very sexy
AMD Athlon 7750 Dual Core Processor
I have not installed any software recently.
About 10 days ago, I was in the middle of something that uses Java (as most things I use do), and about 45 mins in, it shut off.... I was surprised,
but hit the power button, it booted right up, seemed OK.
Went back to what I was doing. 2 hours later, it shut off again...
At this point I of course assume its overheating, and I download speedfan to keep an eye on it. Never did it go above 58C, and seemed to run fine for
about an hour when I headed out for dinner and family time.
When I came back it was all good, and uptime was around 5 hours at this point.
I decided I needed an entire fresh reboot, since I had already had 2 improper shutdowns. Stupid me, I didn't sit to see what happened, I just hit
restart and walked away. When I came back, it was off, and wouldn't come on at all. There was clearly no power getting to anything, so now I (of
course) assume the power supply went.
No big deal - I've changed them out on previous systems so I went and ordered it. Received it on Saturday, installed, worked perfectly, and the
system ran fine for the last 4 days.
Today.... about 6 hours after I started clicking at stuff... it shut off again
So I guess at this point my question is... if its not overheating and its running with a brand new power supply.... could it have something to do with
the Java.. though I doubt that - I keep it updated cause I use it all the time...
Is my motherboard going? God I hope not.
What else could it be?
There was only one other unusual thing that happened about 15 mins before it shut off - an MP3 buffered.... its on my hard drive... why would it
Any thoughts would be appreciated.