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  • Opus Randomnly Restarts or Shuts down?

    My opus was running fine, but now it has been randomly restarting and it is realy ****ing me off. It restarts randomnly e.g whilst watching a film etc.

    Btw its a 150w

  • #2
    What is the data on your setup, like cpu, ram, power wire size (to opus), is the car running, any other stuff you can think of?

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    • #3
      Maybe the computer is bad? There is this one computer at work that restarts randomly. Can't figure anything out. Dont' even know were to start
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      • #4
        That is a good idea. Test it by taking the PC inside and running it off standard ATX supply for a bit.

        As to where to start troubleshooting a pc that randomly reboots (note that you must run the pc for several days or until you notice it randomly rebooting again after each step):
        1) replace (or swap w/ another pc) the ram. If that doesn't work, goto 2.
        2) format and reinstall. If not fix, goto 3.
        3) Power supply replace/swap. In not fix, goto 4.
        4) disconnect everything from motherboard except hard drive and video (also remove all pci/isa/other cards. If not fixed, goto 5. Otherwise, one of those components is the problem.
        5) cpu swap/replace. If not fixed, goto 6.
        6) Motherboard may be bad.

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        • #5
          this is the first signs of overdraw on your opus, try eliminating some of the load, suplimenting with a seperate power supply for a few accessories, or underclocking...
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          • #6
            Yeah i think its overdraw, how do i underclock a p4 2.4, i mean what setting sould i set it at. E.g. ??Fsb and what multiplier?, also can there be any sort of damage of underclocking.

            Its a :

            Mini atx mobo
            P4 2.4Ghz
            1x stick 256Mb DDR ram
            Full 3.5inch hd 40gb
            USB Gps Rikaline 6010

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            • #7
              Originally posted by naveedh
              Yeah i think its overdraw, how do i underclock a p4 2.4, i mean what setting sould i set it at. E.g. ??Fsb and what multiplier?, also can there be any sort of damage of underclocking.

              Its a :

              Mini atx mobo
              P4 2.4Ghz
              1x stick 256Mb DDR ram
              Full 3.5inch hd 40gb
              USB Gps Rikaline 6010
              You aren't gonna unlock a P4.
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              • #8
                y is that?

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                • #9
                  If you can't underclock, you can try running drives off of another 12v power supply to relieve the opus a little, just trigger the source from the opus & you'll never know the difference, but I would recommend common grounds. it may just be as simple as powering your dvd drive seperately, or you may need to remove another accessory or two, or just power a usb hub seperate from the opus, depends on how overloaded your opus is...
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                  • #10
                    Iv got a pw-120v so how do i use that in conjuction with opus?

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                    • #11
                      I think that power supply will need to be connected to a motherboard to function correctly, or at least see what it should from the mb & I don't know how you could piggieback it with the opus, although I intend on looking into doing something just like this, it shouldn't be to difficult, would just need a digram showing control & feedback wireing I guess....the easiest thing to do would be to just get a 12v supply triggered by a relay from the opus 12v output...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by naveedh
                        y is that?
                        The P4s are multiplier locked.
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                        • #13
                          Fuk, at the mo its not possible 2 do any of those. So any other suggestions. Also this wouldnt damaging me opus or will it?

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                          • #14
                            if you DID want to damage your opus, constanly overloading it to the point of shutdown is a good way to do it, I did some research on using multiple power supplies & the info. is readily available, I have seen diode isolation & resistors to stop the two from trying to "charge" each other & i have even seen one setup using mosfets that seems like the best way to do it.check here to see this, but again, THE EASIEST thing to do is get a 12v power supply & power it off a relay controlled by the opus, you can do this probably with stuff you might have laying around & even if you had to buy stuff it should be pretty inexpensive, I'll bet it's cheaper than replacing your opus
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                            first windows carpc install........my liquid cooled LVDS screen :D

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                            • #15
                              ok i have a 12v psu which is the pw-120v as i mentioned before. Can you tell me list of compenents i need to do it that relay way you suggested and can you please draw me a diagram. Thanks.

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