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Old 11-01-2009, 11:49 AM   #1
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Default Desktop restarting every 5 min

I built a desktop a while back, maybe 2-3 years ago

anyways brought it up from the basement and its restarting every few minutes.

Im not doing anything major, just streaming some youtube videos and 5 minutes later the screen goes black and it restarts.

From what i remember is a core2duo 6400, some gigabyte motherboard (let me know if you need model), 7600GT and 2 gigs of ram.

Any ideas?
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: Desktop restarting every 5 min

How hot is your CPU running? do you have it overclocked at all?
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Desktop restarting every 5 min

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I think it is overheating also.
If you can somehow download Speedfan it would be a great help.
Try to download it and see what your temps are.
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:45 PM   #4
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Default Re: Desktop restarting every 5 min

Could be any number of things, CPU temperature is a possible candidate but it's definitely not the be all and end all of the options.

Easy one to confirm or deny though, shouldn't need to download speedfan just to look at temps.

As your machine reboots, head into the BIOS and look at the temps there (may be in somewhere like hardware information, just have a look around.) If they're very hot, open up the case and check the fans are spinning as they should. If they're not because they're clogged up with dust or something, get rid of it and see if that helps.

If it's not a temperature issue, I'd also recommend running a full virus scan as a matter of course.
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