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Old 04-22-2008, 10:07 PM   #11
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I would look more to a software problem or even a memory problem before the BIOS.
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:18 PM   #12
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my computer is kinda old though.

Intel Pentium 4 1.7 ghz
128 + 256 mb ddr266
64 mb geforce2 mx400 videocard
ASUS motherboard built in audio
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i doubt its a software problem cuz i already formatted it a hundred times and it came up with the same problem. restart without prior notice.
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:45 PM   #13
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m/board model and psu specs please
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i forgot the motherboard but its ASUS socket 478, and 250watts psu
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:59 PM   #15
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I'd be looking at the psu for starters, can you test the 12v rail with a multimeter??

It's not a high power usage pc by any means but a 250W generic no name psu that is failing could very well be the problem
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Old 04-22-2008, 11:05 PM   #16
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thanks for the reply true folder, but I dont know how to test psu's with gadgets. might as well try my pc with another psu?
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It's really not hard to test if you have a multimeter, I can guide you if you want to do it.

If you have another psu then by all means try it out.
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the first thing I'd do is check the ram
download memtest86 and see what it says.
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This is related to his other thread http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=70531
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This is related to his other thread http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=70531
I didn't realise the two were the same person because he stopped posting in the other thread so I never went back. My bad I suppose


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.... I didnt put any thermal paste back when i return the processor to its socket ....
@ OP, presumably this has been rectified, yes????
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