PC Crew: My brain is about to explode, and I'm going to smash my computer. HELP!!!!

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  1. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    For the last 6 months, my computer has been randomly restarting itself. It does it when I'm sitting at it doing something, and also when I'm not even near it and there aren't any programs actively running.

    It gives absolutely no warning before it does it, there are no Blue Screens of Death or any other error messages, and it makes no unusual sounds, it just blanks out and reboots.

    So far I have:
    -Replaced the Power Supply
    -Replaced the RAM
    -Replaced the Main HDD (the install drive)
    -Reformatted and Reinstalled Windows




    I'm down to the point where I'm thinking it is either the motherboard or the CPU, but I'm tired of spending money and not seeing any results.


    Is there some program that I can install that will monitor the entire system so that I can see if there is one specific things that is causing it, be it system temp, memory faults, or something else? Is there any program that I can use to error check for the motherboard and CPU to find out if it is one of those 2 components, or if it's something else?


    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, HELP!!! I'm tired of dumping money into this thing and not seeing any results.







    UPDATE:
    Reinitialized BSOD's, this is what I got:


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  2. CRXican

    CRXican God Loves Ugly

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    the CPU could be over heating

    search for "speedfan" on google and download that
     
  3. wing_nut74

    wing_nut74 New Member

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    One thing i would check is the setting that tells the machine to reboot if it receives a blue screen. It won't appear that you are getting one if that is checked.
     
  4. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    will do

    and how would I go about doing that?
     
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    wing_nut74 New Member

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    right click My Computer\Properties\Advanced\Start Up and Recovery Options
     
  6. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    [​IMG]
     
  7. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    Now run something like superpi or something that will hammer your processor to 100% useage and keep an eye on the temps :hs:
     
  8. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    Also, have you turned off that option in windows that restarts on error? You'll get the blue screens and errors messages if you turn that shit off.
     
  9. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    Yet another thought...get some RAM testing ISO, burn to CD and test the RAM. The ram may be fine, but the MOBO's slot may be shat.
     
  10. CRXican

    CRXican God Loves Ugly

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    hmmm

    those temps look fine
     
  11. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    whoa jesus yea.

    your bios have any hardware checker/temp-voltage monitor you can verify with?
     
  12. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    I'm not seeing that:


    [​IMG]
     
  13. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    doing that next


    services.msc correct? which specific service is that one called?
     
  14. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    Pentium 4 2.8C
    Epox 4PCA3+
     
  15. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    Pssst, that my computer thing you clicked on is a shortcut. Get into a folder somewhere and keep spamming up till you can see the real one to right click :o
     
  16. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    I believe so. What setting would I need to change, or look at, to fix this?
     
  17. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    Right click the right "my computer" and do the above mentioned steps :hs:
     
  18. CRXican

    CRXican God Loves Ugly

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    what power supply are you using and what were you using before?
     
  19. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    You'd just spam whatever key gets you into your bios, then just BROWSE around for any hardware monitor. For example, mine lists temps/voltages/fan speeds in the bios too. :hs:
     
  20. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    Normally it'll kick back with a file or memory location, but those can be useful clues.

    What brand PSU and what vid card?
     
  21. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    :uh: My bad. I went in to the correct one, and unchecked "Automatically Restart"
     
  22. sense

    sense Alone in the Clouds all Blue

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    did you check Event Viewer for any errors?

    Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer, go into System
     
  23. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    I was using the PSU that came with my case before, now I am using a Purepower 680Watt - model W0049
     
  24. CRXican

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    http://www.systemcooling.com/thermaltake_pp_680-08.html

    Conclusions

    There is a lot to like about the new Thermaltake PurePower 680 watt power supply. The unit delivered solid rails with very good voltage regulation, excellent stability and it offers a lot of capacity on the +3.3V, +5V and triple +12V outputs. It comes with a wealth of peripheral drive connectors and all the cables are neatly covered with color-coded nylon sleeving. The PurePower 680W is an environmentally friendly power supply thanks to active power factor correction.

    While operating under moderately light loads the PurePower 680W is very quiet but under a medium to heavy load the rear exhaust fan speeds up to the point of being noticeable. The dual fan configuration did a good job of keeping the inner components cool.

    Unfortunately the PurePower 680W PSU exhibited rather low efficiency, not even meeting the minimum requirements set forth by the ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide. As PC users are becoming more aware of the money and natural resources that can be saved by using higher efficiency power supplies I hope Thermaltake will incorporate more efficient designs in future products. And then we have price – if it were not for the low efficiency, I could more easily accept the higher cost (you get what you pay for) but unfortunately $189 is still a lot of money.
     
  25. Blazed Monkey

    Blazed Monkey It puts the lotion on its skin....

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    yes, I did


    [​IMG]


    I keep seeing that one over and over
     

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