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I have a WHS-2011 system which I build myself about 6 months ago. It has worked very reliably until a few weeks ago. About 3 weeks ago the system started shutting down after a random amount of time without any warnings. Sometimes the system shuts down after 5min and sometimes after hours. It never stays on anymore for more than 4 hours.

 

Here are the components of the build:

 

MB: Gigabyte H67M-D2-B3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128473

 

CPU: Intel Core i3 2100T with stock cooling

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116394

 

RAM: 8GB of DDR3

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

 

HD: 1 x WD Blue (OS)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136075

 

4 x Samsung EcoGreen 2T drives

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245

 

PSU: Antec Earth-watts EA-500D

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035

 

Case: Cooler Master CM690

 

First I thought that the power supply was bad. I purchased and installed a new power supply but that did not fix the issue. Then I thought that some components were over heading. I installed software to check the Temps and everything looked good, nothing above 40C.

 

Is there anything other tests I can do to narrow down the issue?

 

I am now thinking that this is an issue with the motherboard, but before I get it replaced I would like to ask for someone else’s opinion. Could this be a CPU issue?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

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Try removing one stick of RAM or check with a different stick. This could easily be bad memory.

Obviously we're thinking along similar lines. The one concern I have about suggesting RAM is that the thing is actually shutting down, not just locking up, which is what I would expect more if it's RAM.

 

I have a WHS-2011 system which I build myself about 6 months ago. It has worked very reliably until a few weeks ago. About 3 weeks ago the system started shutting down after a random amount of time without any warnings. Sometimes the system shuts down after 5min and sometimes after hours. It never stays on anymore for more than 4 hours.

 

Here are the components of the build:

 

MB: Gigabyte H67M-D2-B3

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128473

 

CPU: Intel Core i3 2100T with stock cooling

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116394

 

RAM: 8GB of DDR3

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231314

 

HD: 1 x WD Blue (OS)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136075

 

4 x Samsung EcoGreen 2T drives

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152245

 

PSU: Antec Earth-watts EA-500D

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371035

 

Case: Cooler Master CM690

 

First I thought that the power supply was bad. I purchased and installed a new power supply but that did not fix the issue. Then I thought that some components were over heading. I installed software to check the Temps and everything looked good, nothing above 40C.

 

Is there anything other tests I can do to narrow down the issue?

 

I am now thinking that this is an issue with the motherboard, but before I get it replaced I would like to ask for someone else’s opinion. Could this be a CPU issue?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

I recently had the same problem with my son's old AMD mobo. He handed me a box of parts and said, "It doesn't work." :wacko:

I set it up on a test bench and found that it would power up for a while, then totally quit, including shutting down the PSU. I finally traced it down to the capacitors surrounding the CPU (the backside of the board was actually brown).

 

In your case it seems a bit odd in that H67 boards are pretty new; it shouldn't fail so soon, but ya never know, could be a dud. I really suggested checking the RAM to eliminate it as a cause before suggesting the mobo.

 

The other thing I would suggest is to make sure to unplug everything from the mobo that you don't absolutely need in order to test: hard drive, add-in video card (use the onboard); DVD drive, etc. Just have 1 stick of RAM, a keyboard, and a monitor connected. See what happens. If it still shuts down, replace the mobo. I would think you can RMA the existing one.

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Another thing I should mention is that I cannot get the computer to start again after it shuts down. I have to switch the power supply off and wait for at list 5min before I can start it again.

 

Thanks for the replies. I will be trying the suggestions tonight.

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This is an interesting new wrinkle. The first thing that comes to mind is overheating. If you hadn't already said it's been running for 6 months, I would be suspicious that there isn't any thermal grease between the CPU and its cooler.

 

Do you have a good stong fan you could aim at the entire mobo? I would try that to see if the extra cooling improves things.

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Almost guaranteed this is a RAM or heat issue. Usually an overheating will shit down at POST. Wouldn't hurt to look at the CPU cooler also.

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I agree...make sure you are running with the panel off to see if the fans are operating. The telling issue is the waiting 5 minutes to restart the computer. This really points to a heat issue. Has the ambient temerature in the area increased?

 

ikon's point of disconnecting everything makes the most sense to me...almost make it a rebuild. I would go as far as reseating the motherboard to ensure there isn't a short somewhere.

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I have a WHS-2011 system which I build myself about 6 months ago. It has worked very reliably until a few weeks ago. About 3 weeks ago the system started shutting down after a random amount of time without any warnings. Sometimes the system shuts down after 5min and sometimes after hours. It never stays on anymore for more than 4 hours.

 

Here are the components of the build:

 

MB: Gigabyte H67M-D2-B3

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128473

 

CPU: Intel Core i3 2100T with stock cooling

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116394

 

RAM: 8GB of DDR3

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231314

 

HD: 1 x WD Blue (OS)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136075

 

4 x Samsung EcoGreen 2T drives

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152245

 

PSU: Antec Earth-watts EA-500D

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371035

 

Case: Cooler Master CM690

 

First I thought that the power supply was bad. I purchased and installed a new power supply but that did not fix the issue. Then I thought that some components were over heading. I installed software to check the Temps and everything looked good, nothing above 40C.

 

Is there anything other tests I can do to narrow down the issue?

 

I am now thinking that this is an issue with the motherboard, but before I get it replaced I would like to ask for someone else’s opinion. Could this be a CPU issue?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

I just had a similar problem which turned out to be RAM. I was using Corsair Vengeance. My routers block your link as it is a redirect so I can not tell what kind of ram you have but I would certain start there.

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Almost guaranteed this is a RAM or heat issue. Usually an overheating will shit down at POST. Wouldn't hurt to look at the CPU cooler also.

yeah. Depends on what's overheating of course. In the case of my son's mobo, it would run for several minutes then shutdown abruptly. My feeling is it just took that amount of time for the caps to overheat.

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