PC rebooting randomly...dunno why

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  1. McClane

    McClane Who Killed Marilyn?

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    Got a 3000+xp, its running at 38-40c...so I'm sure its not a heat issue there.

    Vid card is a 9800Pro, it gets a little toasty after playing a game or something, but I can still touch it just fine...nothing too hot.

    Mobo is an Asus a7v8x-x...

    It doesn't really ever happen on the desktop, but when I load up something like Battlefield:vietnam, it reboots EVERY time within 10-20 minutes of playing.

    I can't really think of anything it could be aside from the vid card...I put in a nvidia 5600fx for a little while and it didnt reboot, I played for quite a while...so its gotta be the card. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Maybe its just a bad card? Thoughts?
     
  2. CyberBullets

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    what is ur power supply?
     
  3. McClane

    McClane Who Killed Marilyn?

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  4. Little Spunky $#!T

    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    try moving your ram into a diff slot, such as slot 2 or 3
     
  5. Artyboy

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    It sounds like it's your ram. If it's the ram on your card then you need a new card :). RMA time.
     
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    Im going to say its your ram. search google.com for memtest86 and run it.
     
  7. Evil_Gemini

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    Well guys, im gonna say its a driver issue
     
  8. Exile

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    Lot of thoughts of it being RAM, I don't think thats it. If it was a RAM problem then you would see the reboot in any RAM intensive program (more games than just BattleField Vietnam, unless all you play is that and Minesweeper).

    I'd check your video card drivers, be sure you have the latest stuff from your video card manufacturer. If you are using windows XP native drivers then you were really asking for a problem.
     

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