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Computer shutdown during recordings
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:16 am Reply with quote
arturked
 
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I've been using PCHDTV1000 successfully for a few years now. Recently, I've upgraded to PCHDTV 5500 card. Now, when I try to record something, computer shutdown. There is nothing in the log files. It is just like somebody pressed power button. I searched on the Internet for such problem and found suggestions that my hardware could be faulty.

Could my PCHDTV 5500 be bad?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:31 am Reply with quote
BGD
 
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I would suspect your power supply or motherboard before I suspected the HD-5500. Does the problem occur without the pcHDTV card in the system?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:06 am Reply with quote
arturked
 
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BGD wrote:
I would suspect your power supply or motherboard before I suspected the HD-5500. Does the problem occur without the pcHDTV card in the system?


I haven't try removing it but I didn't have a problem before the installation.
I can subject the system to heavy load without the shutdown. However, when recording on HD-5500 kicks in, the system is guaranteed to go down. Is HD-5500 supposed to draw more power than HD-1000? Perhaps my power supply is under-powered.

I'll check if I have a spare power supply. I'll try removing the card too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:02 am Reply with quote
BGD
 
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Your power needs might be exceeding the capacity of your power supply. That sounds like the most probable cause to me.

Maybe this will help you add it up:

http://pcworld.about.com/news/Dec262003id113931.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:19 pm Reply with quote
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Also check to see if your CPU might be overheating due to poor cooling or insufficiant heat sinking. I had a similar problem as you because the cheap goo I'd used a year ago had broken down between the chip and the cooler. After replacing it there was a huge improvement in stability and temperature, with no more sudden bailouts or freezes.
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