Computer randomly reboots itself

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  1. Tom Vann

    Tom Vann OT Supporter

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    can someone tell me why it might do that? thx
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Right click on my computer > left click on manage >

    on the left side, double click event viewer >

    Right click application > clear all events >

    Right click system > clear all events > close out computer management >

    Wait until it restarts again, and then go back into event viewer >

    Double click both application and system and look for yellows and reds.

    Post them in here.
     
  3. PC Principle

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    The computer in question is my friends computer and I am troubleshooting it as we speak...

    I am running memtest on it to see if it is a memory issue. It has been running for about an hour with no errors so far. Ill give it a couple more hours and if there are still no errors I am going to try to update the BIOS and see if that fixes the problem. Is this the right corse of action? It wouldent give you a BSOD if it was a power supply problem would it?
     
  4. Wolf68k

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    If you look at the screen of Memtest something like this http://www.memtest.org/pics/amd64-big.gif
    See where it says Pass 0. When you're says Pass 1 then you can think about stopping the test.
    There are several test done to make 1 pass.

    As for the PSU being the problem; there is no telling with PSUs.
    I just replaced mine because I was having issues starting up. First my GFX card wasn't working and even after sending it to eVGA and getting a new one back it was still the same issue (and I really wish I had thought of the PSU before, this replacement card artifacts when unlocked 16x6 and the other one didn't). When I would burn files to some new Memorex DVD-Rs, the burn would go just fine but the drive couldn't read the files (new PSU and now it can).
    I even had the system restart while running a small-ish game with a different gfx card that doesn't require power directly from the PSU.

    Now everything is running perfectly (but for the damn new 6800GS not able to unlock w/o artfacting :wtc: )

    Replace the PSU. CompUSA has this CoolerMaster 430W for $25 after $10 rebates, $35 out the door (and that's after a $25 instant rebate)
    http://www.compusa.com/products/pro...e=342257&Pn=eXtreme_Power_RS_430_PMSR_ATX_PSU
     
  5. PC Principle

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    OK ran the memtest for a couple hours and no errors showed up so then I updated the BIOS to the latest version and it is still rebooting. :(

    I also did a processor stress test because the CPU was idling at around 48c. the hottest it got to was 52 and it didnt lock up when it ran for about 15 minutes. :dunno:

    I guess that rules out everything except for the mobo, HDD, and PSU. I have a spare 350 watt PSU I might try with it and I guess I COULD change out the HDD to see if that is the problem but damn. :wtc:
     
  6. PC Principle

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    Oh and the computer specs are...

    6600 core 2 duo
    7950GT Nvidia
    ASUS mobo
    1Gig RAM
     
  7. PC Principle

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    OK I set the ram speed from 800mhz to 600mhz and so far it has not rebooted itself. Why would it pass the memtest yet stop rebooting when i drop the speed?
     
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  9. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I caught that too.
     
  10. PC Principle

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    No you dumbass I explained the situation. Try to read first before you make accusations.
     
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  11. Sexual Vanilla

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    Period much?
     
  12. PC Principle

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    OK I think I have it stabilized. I dropped the RAM speed 25% from 800mhz to 600mhz and it stopped rebooting SO FAR. I dont get how this would fix it though because I ran memtest and the memory did not come up with any errors. Thank you all for the help so far and hopefully I will know for sure what is causing the problem tonight.
     

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