PC Random Restarts

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edited June 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
For two weeks now I have been having random restarts with seemingly no cause. I got a new MB two weeks ago because of a power surge. Then because of restarts I thought the Power supply was bad too. So I bought a new one. Same problem persists. Any suggestions?

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  • AlwaysAngryGuyAlwaysAngryGuy Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Probably a heat issue due to the CPU heatsink not being mounted right on the new motherboard. How did you mount it?

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  • Steve BennettSteve Bennett Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Overheating GPU can actually cause the problem too, but its usually CPU.

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  • Peter PrinciplePeter Principle Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Is your CPU fan and heat sink dusty and dirty? Dusty fan blades don't move air very well, and dust will act a bit like an insulator on a heat sink.

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  • pacbowlpacbowl Los AngelesRegistered User regular
    edited June 2007
    perhaps windows is bluescreening and auto-rebooting. is that feature turned off?

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  • trixtahtrixtah Registered User
    edited June 2007
    Also Check your event manager and get back to us. It could be a bunch of things--psu, gpu, sound card, or drivers

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  • GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    pacbowl wrote: »
    perhaps windows is bluescreening and auto-rebooting. is that feature turned off?

    This is the likeliest cause.

    Go to System in the Control Panel.

    Advanced tab, under Startup and Recovery select the Settings button. Underneath where it says System Failure untick Automatically Restart.

    Now see if you have random reboots, if it bluescreens I suggest you write down what the bluescreen says (or take a photo) and report back here.

    Other possible causes are a mobo that's dying or a faulty psu. I once had a mobo that automatically rebooted caused by the apm/acpi stuff, so I simply disabled it in the bios.. problem solved.

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  • MrIamMeMrIamMe Registered User regular
    edited June 2007
    Usually its either windows bluescreening or a power API setting in bios.

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