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Autoplay window appears randomly

Q: Autoplay window appears randomly

I haven t seen this problem appear anywhere in the forums Maybe it s unique or I m just Autoplay window appears randomly weird I use Windows XP on a Sony Laptop Randomly regardless of what software I m working in a window appears with the title quot Autoplay quot and a flashlight Autoplay window appears randomly icon sweeping back and forth It does have a Cancel button in the box but that s all The window stays open a few seconds and then closes all of it s own accord Clicking the Cancel button seems to have no effect It doesn t close the window more quickly Here s a HJT log from recent computer use I think the event happening is refelcted in the th line under Running Processes The report I get from quot Actual Spy quot when this happens is as follows Tinme AM Action Closed Window Caption Autoplay Application path C WINDOWS explorer exe Username Julia I have downloaded the Microsoft AutoPlay Repair wizard but I haven t succeeded in having it catch an occurrence of this phenomenon It tests for a while and if the autoplay weird thing happened it tries to repair it Repiar options are Legacy AutoPlay event and AutoPlay V event The one time I didmanage to start the test a few seconds after the phenomenon began I got a response on both if these options saying that the hardware was bad or that the wizard couldn t fix it I don t think I got a good sample of the event for it to test Anyway here s the HJT Hope you can help me Logfile of HijackThis v Scan saved at PM on Platform Windows XP SP WinNT MSIE Internet Explorer v SP Running processes C WINDOWS System smss exe C WINDOWS system winlogon exe C WINDOWS system services exe C WINDOWS system lsass exe C WINDOWS system Ati evxx exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C WINDOWS System svchost exe C WINDOWS system Ati evxx exe C WINDOWS Explorer EXE C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccSetMgr exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared SNDSrvc exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccEvtMgr exe C WINDOWS system brsvc a exe C WINDOWS system spoolsv exe C WINDOWS system brss a exe C Program Files Adobe Photoshop Elements PhotoshopElementsFileAgent exe C WINDOWS system Brmfrmps exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccProxy exe C Program Files Norton Internet Security Norton AntiVirus navapsvc exe C Program Files Adobe Photoshop Elements PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect exe C Program Files Norton Internet Security Norton AntiVirus SAVScan exe C WINDOWS system svchost exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared Security Center SymWSC exe C Program Files Apoint Apoint exe C Program Files ATI Technologies ATI Control Panel atiptaxx exe C Program Files Java j re bin jusched exe C Program Files Sony VAIO Power Management SPMgr exe C Program Files Sony HotKey Utility HKserv exe C Program Files Sony VAIO Update VAIOUpdt exe C Program Files Common Files Symantec Shared ccApp exe C Program Files iTunes iTunesHelper exe C Program Files QuickTime qttask exe C Program Files Microsoft AntiSpyware gcasServ exe C Program Files Messenger msmsgs exe C Program Files Microsoft ActiveSync WCESCOMM EXE C Program Files Adobe Acrobat Distillr AcroTray exe C Program Files Apoint Apntex exe C PROGRA Webshots webshots scr C Program Files Sony HotKey Utility HKWnd exe C Program Files Microsoft AntiSpyware gcasDtServ exe C Program Files iPod bin iPodService exe C WINDOWS system BRMFRSMG EXE C WINDOWS system msiexec exe C Documents and Settings Julia Desktop HijackThis exe R - 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A: Autoplay window appears randomly

I was running the test function in Microsoft AutoFix and it coincidentally happened while the test was running. Here's that report.
I ran it on the CDR/DVD drive because that's what I think it is. The only other thing I have attached to the computer that might respond to an autoplay type command is the hard drive. I havemn't run this on the hard drive.

AutoFix [V5.2.3790.67]
Time [2005-06-27 17:09:20]
Microsoft Windows Version [5.1 (Service Pack 2) <2600>]

Test [The Shell Hardware Detection service is running.] - Instance [N/A]:
Result [AutoStart Setting]: OK
Result [The Shell Hardware Detection service is running.]: OK

Test [Policies] - Instance [E:\, Drive Type: 5]:
Result [HKCU\...\Policies!NoDrives]: OK {Absent}
Result [HKCU\...\Policies!NoDriveAutorun]: OK {Absent}
Result [HKCU\...\Policies!NoDriveTypeAutorun]: OK {Present}
Result [HKLM\...\Policies!NoDrives]: OK {Absent}
Result [HKLM\...\Policies!NoDriveAutorun]: OK {Absent}
Result [HKLM\...\Policies!NoDriveTypeAutorun]: OK {Absent}
Result [Driver level policies]: OK {
HKLM\...\Services\cdrom!Autorun (Present) <Allows>
HKLM\...\Services\cdrom\Parameters!Autorun (Absent) <Allows>
HKLM\System\CCS\Enum\...!AlwaysEnable (Absent) <Not set>
HKLM\System\CCS\Enum\...!AlwaysDisable (Absent) <Not set> }

Test [Drive Notification] - Instance [E:\, Drive Type: 5]:
Result [Legacy Notification]: Problems
Result [AutoPlay V2 Notification]: Problems {
Service (Silent)
Shell (Deaf) }
>> Repair << [Legacy AutoPlay Event]
Step: No steps to take.
Result: This AutoPlay setting cannot be fixed. Either the device is malfunctioning, or the wizard cannot determine the problem.
>> Repair << [Autoplay V2 Event]
Step: No steps to take.
Result: This AutoPlay setting cannot be fixed. Either the device is malfunctioning, or the wizard cannot determine the problem.

>> Required action: The wizard found problems but cannot fix them -> None

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A:NEC medias 101t reboots itself randomly and without me doing anything

Pull out the battery and re-install it. If your phone is using a micro SDHC flash card, remove it and re-install it. If these steps don't work, try restoring the phone to factory settings
 

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A:Monitor randomly shuts off

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I have a 20 inch flat panel HP monitor that just randomly shuts down you can be in the middle of something and in just shuts off and you have to turn it back on. It's not going into sleep mode or anything because you can be moving the cursor and bam just shuts off. There is not set time , sometimes you can be on it for a couple seconds , sometimes an hour.Any ideas?Click to expand...

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A:Laptop randomly shuts off

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A:Everyone randomly disconnects from Internet

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMZ_(computing)
 

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Operating System: Tried both Windows 7 32 bit and Windows XP
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Next reply I will post problem history and details
Please request information if needed more, I am willing to provide.

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A:Laptop freezes randomly

My questions and doubts:

How can it be solved?
Can we call this ?overheating? since it freezes when temperature is not over 60 C? but it freezes more when the weather is hotter.
Is the temperature during safe mode normal or too high?
Am I abusing my laptop?

Please request information or pictures if needed more, I am willing to provide.

Problem history:
It works fine with Windows 7 since 2009, when I?ve been recovering from spine surgery, I?ve been using it more than usual since December 2011 where the problem occurs first time, then it occurs more often since March 2012.

Computer usage behavior:
I usually use Autodesk Inventor and Autocad software for 3D and 2D designing, along with web browsing, playing music with iTunes, watching some concerts and South Park by windows media classic. I play occasionally play games like Left 4 Dead 2, Elder Scrolls Skyrim (once-twice a week).

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Observations:

It?s been working fine since bought, when I play games, the temperature of CPU and GPU goes up to 75 C for about 1-2 hours, no problem, usually I don?t play longer than 3 hours.

Since March, it freezes randomly about 1 hour after startup when I?m using designing software along with web browsing. Temperature is about 48-53 C, I have screenshots of the temperature software before it freezes. This happens at least once a day.

Since March, it freezes about 5 minutes after start running left 4 dead or skyrim.

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I never finish a full system virus scan, it freezes about 20 minutes after scanning while temperature is about 50 C.

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A:Network shares innaccessable randomly

Your description certainly IS interesting.



Oddly enough though these problems persist even when the laptop my dad plugs his end of the cable into is off, but the problems stop if I unplug his cable.Click to expand...

This begs that the cable itself is bad or too long. The longest cable between two connections (eg: a hub to a device) is 100 meters (aka a football field).

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Verity25
 

A:Background shadows from previous open window

its either the graphics card or monitor that is slowly dieing, but from the windows staying open issue i would put my money on the GPU being the issue, do you have onboard graphics on your motherboard? if so take out the graphics card and plug the monitor into the motherboard one
 

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A:Anyone know how to stop my laptop turning itself off randomly?

Sounds like some sort of power problem.

If it's only a couple of months old you should call up and get it checked under the warranty.
 

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A:Asus G73 laptop screen doesn't turn on and randomly freezes when it does

Was able to turn it on

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Download and install this to keep an eye on your CPU temperature. Set it to display the temps in the task bar. If the temps are going over 80C you should check the fan is OK and that the heatsink is clean, also replace the thermal paste on the CPU.

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How many VGA/DVI ports does the GPU have? If it has more than one, switch to a different port and see if the issue reoccurs.
 

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Any ideas how to fix? I don't want to have to send it back 2 days after getting it
 

A:New computer randomly restarts when running games in fullscreen

Alienware has been known with plagued thermal problems.

You can check inside the case and see if there's any possible mis-directed air flows, and point the duct, or add the fan to that area and see if that helps.

Dual video cards are known to be overheat very easily. If you have three PCI-E slots, move the last HD6800 to the bottom and extend the Crossfire cable to there, and see if that actually remedy with that kind of problem.
Otherwise, send it back and complain that you were ripped off, and maybe they could fix it for free.
EDITED: There's other possible options;

- kill all tasks in task manager, or using the batch with " taskkill /F /IM "program name"
- update your directX
- Downgrade your catalyst driver version to the factory driver, or upgrade to the newest driver that is FROM ATI/AMD website. ( www.amd.com )
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A:Computer randomly shutting off during use

Hello, welcome to techspot. The first thing that comes to mind is the powersupply. E machines are known for having bad power supplys andi have experenced it.
 

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A:Shutting down randomly, don't think its PSU or overheating

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A:Randomly get limited connectivity

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Eh, hate to bump but I need a solution.
 

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A:"No Devices" message appears before BIOS loads

Did you install the chipset drivers?

Are there any devices in Device Manager with a yellow ? or triangle next to it.

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I've noticed that nobody's replied to your post, so I figured I'd try to say at least a little something. I'm not too sure that it'd be of any help to you, but have you checked any settings in your BIOS that might be responsible for the control of it? It's probably a bit of a long shot but it can't hurt to check it out.
 

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Operating System
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66GHz 44 C
Conroe 65nm Technology
RAM
2.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz (5-5-5-18)
Motherboard
Intel Corporation DP35DP (J1PR)
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M208WA @ 1280x960
512MB GeForce 8800 GT (Undefined) 53 C
ForceWare version 258.96
Hard Drives and Optical drives
ATAPI DVD A DH20A3H
JEL 5QN856V4 SCSI CdRom Device



Problem:

My computer keeps restarting for no apparent reason. I've performed a memtest, It passed. When I leave my computer on, doing nothing, it doesn't restart.

I've reinstalled my PC, formatting it completely, didn't help.

I've unchecked the "Automatically restart PC on error" and no BSOD shows up.

It's not overheating, since I've got a little monitor on my computer box, always monitoring the CPU heat, and it's always 40-50 degrees celsius.

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If NOT using keyboard but just browsing, etc with mouse, does this happen?

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Shutting down after some period of use could be related to heat. The fact that it comes on after sitting for 30 minutes also points to a heat issue.

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A:Internet randomly disconnecting

Welcome to TechSpot! Hopefully I can give you some guidance.
First, you need to understand that we don't use HijackThis to 'screen' for problems.

About the connection interrupt:
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C:\Program Files\TalkTalk\TalkTalk SNU5630NS 05 Wireless USB Adapter Utility\TTUSBBGMonitor.exe
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A:Router randomly loses connection

Hi MetabolicHigh Welcome to Techspot,


This Router has know DNS issues and sometimes linkes certain sites such as facebook and yahoo to myspace and redirects the sites.

I would be a little worried if a Technician could not set up the wireless in your house. Here are a few things you may want to check:


Which service provider are you using? i would check to see if you have a download/usage limit attached to you package.
Signal. An unlikely proplem as your seem to be able to use it ok before it cuts out.
Does it automatically re-connect after the signal drops?
Have you checked that you have the latest firmware for your router?

In your post you say you have many issues with the computer so what other problems do you have as maybe somes of them are linked.


Hope this helps
James
 

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A:Internet shuts off randomly?

Test with a different router... The Trend Micro is famous for doing this after about a year of use.

When intermittent failures start, the replacement of your Wireless or wired router is the best fix to keep you from jumping through too many hoops.
 

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A:Laptop goes into random sleep modes or screen goes blank randomly

DX file

DXDIAG File
 

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Be sure you are booting to the CD, almost any CD with an operating system on it, or a format program.

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Whats your Processor + clockspeed , Ram and Video card. If no video card what's your motherboard model ?
 

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A:Computer crashing randomly during any download

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A:Monitor turns off randomly

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A:Computer shuts down randomly (overheating?)

Heat will shut a system down fast. What are the temperature parameters for your video card?
 

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A:Annoying keyboard problem, when I press L, J appears

Replace the keyboard under warranty... or first place the computer upside down and blow out the lint, fiber, and dust out with a canned air such as Dust Off or other that is designed to clean computers... as a first step.
Do not clean with untreated compressed air.
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A:New Build PC Freezing Randomly

What is the make and model of your video card and did you update the drivers? If not try the following steps:

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3. Uninstall your video card drivers and reboot your PC into Safe Mode. Run Driver Cleaner Pro or Driver Sweeper. If it doesn't find any video card drivers that is quite okay.

4. Reboot and install new video card drivers.


* Also unplug mouse from keyboard hub. What are the results?
 

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A:Computer randomly shuts off

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A:Laptop bleeping randomly

read the bios beep guide in the motherboard forum FAQs
 

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A:Computer crashes randomly with black and gray lines

gamobigz says....
has a looping sound that sounds like a microwave.
Click to expand...

Have you tried to figure out which component may be making such noise, or is it coming out of speakers?

Also try checking system logs in Control Panel/Admin Tools / Event Viewer; may be something is being logged there which can help in giving clues what may actually be the problem.
 

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A:PC randomly turns off frequently without warning

Well, this generally happens for 2 reasons:

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2.) Power surge and lack of power protection device. Recently I removed my UPS and connected the PC to a cheap surge suppressor. I had exactly the same issue as you are having now.
 

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A:Multicolor dots that randomly appear

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things i have tried
memtest
new graphics drivers
2 different gfx cards
checkdisk
these are the normal temp reading i have speedfan
idle
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core41
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A:Computer randomly turns off ,games crashing to desktop

consult the bios beep guide. http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic95391.html

you have a hardware issue.
 

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A:PC freezes randomly

One make sure the system CPU heat-sink fin are not clogged with dust same goes for the PSU and the rest of the system board. If there is dust remove it with a can of dust remover.

Try using AGP video card at 8x with 256MB and Video Sound Card instead of onboard. You might one to do this the easiest way is to buy the AGP card first then try it and see if the hicups go away. Remember to disable onboard video too.
 

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A:PC freezing randomly

We will need to know more about your system... Brand and model, or motherboard and configuration.

Strange problems that sometimes work. Replace the CMOS battery CR2032. Removing the heat sink to remove and replace the thermal past with the thinnest possible layer... as too much thermal paste acts as an insulator.
Others have had problems with the OCZ Stealth in higher speed units. Works well in normal computer installs, so you might want to try a test with a different power supply that is not OCZ and Not Antec... Perhaps Seasonic, FSP Group, Corsair...
 

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A:Computer randomly freezes or wont boot

Ok I think i might of found the problem...please help me verify if this is indeed what is causing my problem because I am pretty sure it is.

I downloaded SpeedFan.

I opened it up.

Read the voltages at the bottom...

AND..

My +12V was sitting an a constant 0.44V...
So does that mean its like dead or something?

Everything else was lower than it was supossed to be as well.

My +5V was at 3.5V which is low i think.. and ya... so i think this might be it.

I also went into the Monitor tab on Speed Fan or whatever, and monitored the +12V rail. It showed a realtime graph. And it was a flat line on 0.44V not doin a single thing..

Post your help on this please.
 

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A:New PC randomly semi-shutting down... need assistance

try removeing all cards , and if your useing USB devices like keyboard and mouse, but use ps2 devices...

then try installing OS, or running some type of system diags, for mem, and cpu test in dos...

something is conflicting, and causeing it to reboot...

hope this helps
 

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A:Computer Shuts off Randomly

reiger said:





I'm going try get all my information on my backup hard drive then reformat. If that doesn't work any idea?Click to expand...

For a fault that first started happening 6 months ago!
Yes please do a clean install of Windows to confirm its not software related
Note: A clean install means removing the Partition(s)

Obviously this is Vista 64Bit OS ?
I suspect that you may have a Gigabyte Restore disc (or image on your hard drive) with this computer as well?
Then try that
At least then you will know if its hardware related (as you suspect already that it is)
 

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A:PC Randomly Turns off

hmmm, does this problem happen when you've been using the computer for a long time? if so, it may be the proc overheating and shutting itself down. Try reseating the heatsink / reapplying thermal paste on the processor, hopefully that will help.
 

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A:Wired Internet Connection Disconnecting Randomly

What did you use scan the computer for pest? Also have you updated XP for patch release lately? How about the Netgear have you updated the firmware on it?

You can try to backup the router configuration to a file.
Then do a 90 second reset on it.
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A:Computer restarts by itself randomly

Did you install all the drivers too?
 

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A:First Build and locks up randomly during OS install

Okay, what power supply are you using (brand, model, amps on 12V rail)?
 

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A:Randomly: "Reboot and Select proper Boot Device or insert Boot Media in selected.."

Yes it sounds like your C drive has developed problems
 

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A:My computer keeps randomly freezing

Please ask any questions u may have?
 

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A:PC randomly shutting itself down

Since this problem occurs under any format--Flash or otherwise--it makes me think that it may be a hardware problem rather than a software problem. My first guess, and I do mean guess, is the graphics card, or lack of one.

If you have a graphics card, take it out. Then go into the BIOS and switch the graphics from the graphics card to on-board graphics. Try out the computer to see if things work even a little better. What we're doing is ruling out if the problem is with the graphics card.

If you don't have a graphics card, it's possible that the computer's on-board graphics can't handle all that math-intensive stuff that games have.

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A:New PC, randomly shuts down

A simple thing to try and I am sure we are all guilty of is a loose connection, replug in every power connector with extra care. Try a different temperature monitoring program I use core temp, speed fan is another one. From what I can tell you have more then enough power(but im no expert).

The only thing I can think of is what you already posted, swap out your cpu and if the problem persists swap out your psu.

Or wait for a member with a higher tech level to answer.
 

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