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Old September 8, 2012, 08:09 AM
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Fixed it, sort of. Thanks for the suggestions!

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Old September 8, 2012, 08:12 AM
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So to be clear here your rig will keeping working satisfactorily with case open and a fan blowing inside?
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Old September 8, 2012, 08:41 AM
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Obvious overheating for sure, you could try something like coretemp to monitor cpu temps and some sort of gpu temp monitoring app to watch your vid card when you turn fans off & close case.
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Agree with Stoanee, if it runs with the side off and a desk fan then overheating is most-likely the issue..

Could very easily be the PSU, check and make sure the fan still runs on it and that it's not choked with dust..

If you could take some pictures of your set-up there might be something simple that we could see that you may have missed.
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Sounds like exactly what was happening to me. Turned out to be a dying power supply. You could definitely do damage to more parts if it surges when it dies, so I would definitely look at getting a new one, as thats most likely what it is. Theres some great deals on ones at NCIX!
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Because it works with the side off it has to be a heat issue. Check GPU and CPU temps again. If they are fine I would say that it is the power supply.
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