Firefox Crashes & Pc Shuts Down Unexpectedly

Issue:- firefox is crashing or closing unexpectedly

Description:- everything will seem fine & then we may or may not get a message - ff is closing, do you want to save your tabs? Computer will then completely shut down all other programs & turn off. There does not seem to be any rhyme or reason to this. I have updated windows, hardware, software, run latest ff. Ran ck dsk too. Crash id(s):-

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Firefox version

3. 6
Operating system

Windows xp
User agent

Mozilla/5. 0 (windows; u; windows nt 5. 1; en-us; rv:1. 9. 2) gecko/20100115 firefox/3. 6 gtb6 (.net clr 3. 5. 30729)

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Pc Shuts Down Unexpectedly

Ive built this computer a while back, around 8 months ago and have never had any problems with it, that is until now. For some reason when i start playing graphic intensive games my computer will just shut off. I think it is due to overheating because it has started to get really hot here, and i'm a poor college student, so i try not to turn on my ac to save some cash. But now i cant play my games. I have plenty of fans, and a good cpu cooler with arctic silver grease, and a case with good airflow. My specs are:

Motherboard - p5q pro
Psu - corsair 650w
Gpu - ati 4850
Cpu - intel core duo e8500 3. 16ghz
Cpu cooler - ocz vendetta 2
Case - coolmaster rc-690
Fans - have 6 fans in my case circulating air. I have installed a few different temp measuring programs and my temps on my gpu have been idle 77c - 100c when playing games. This is with my gpu fan going at 100%

My cpu cores have been ranging from 50 - 65c depending on idle or running a game. So i was wondering, is my computer just getting to hot and shutting down? Or do i have something else going on that is causing problems? If it is overheating, what it the culprit that is getting to hot and shutting down my computer?

Posted On: 04-27-2009 . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

Computer Shuts Off Unexpectedly

So, this just started happening the other day, for no reason what so ever that i can see my computer just shut off. Not a shutdown sequence or anything like that, just flat out power-off like someone pulled the plug. Thought at first maybe a short power outage as we have been having them recently here, and it seems my ups backup is dead because it's been doing nothing to keep the comps up when the power goes out. I immediatly realized though, that not a single thing in the room other than the computer turned off. The other comp next to me was still on, lamp was still on, monitors were still on (though blank now). The problem keeps coming up now too, if i try and do anything with my computer other than just general email/programming/play some mp3s, it's likely to turn off, especially if i fire up any game like world of warcraft or black and white 2. At this point, i've determined it's likely either 1) the graphics card is over heating and causing the computer to power down or 2) my power supply has somehow become unstable and likes to shutoff if it's getting stressed or something. Idea #1 i tested by installing a temperature monitor and watching the temp. It's running at around 70c, sometimes getting up to about 76-78c. It's an nvidia 8800gtx card and from what i've seen searching about it, these temperatures are considered fairly normal, and i shouldn't have a problem unless i start seeing 85c+ which i never have. None the less, i'm still not entirely sure that the card isn't the problem since the power-off only seems to occur when it's being worked by a game, and the temp hits the mid-70s. For idea #2 i don't have any idea what i can do to test this. I have no backup power supply i could swap with which will work with this system (sata connectors, the gtx's power connectors, etc) otherwise i'd do that and see if the problem goes away. Is there any way i might be able to some how test this power supply without having to spend a lot of (preferably no, as i'm unemployed atm) money?

Lastly, any other ideas for things to check? According to the temperature monitor software my cpu is running at a nice cool 45c pretty much all times, and it's "system temperature" is 40c almost consistently. I'm pretty sure it's not the cpu that's overheating or causing a problem.

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Computer Shuts Down Unexpectedly

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I'm going in for another prime95 test this weekend in fear that the board got damaged again. Does anyone have any other applications i should use to test what is causing this?

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