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Old 07-15-2006, 04:44 PM   #1
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i built my own computer and it sometimes restarts for no reason at random times. If somebody could help that would be nice
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:46 PM   #2
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It could be a weak power supply, or that you power supply is dying...Also, make sure that the computer isnt overheating..Use a program such as speedfan to check the cpu temps, or the bios..Do you have a good heatsink on your cpu..?
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:50 PM   #3
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If what Dev suggested doesn't work, look into your memory modules.
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:51 PM   #4
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yea i have a good heatsink, i have a Abit motherboard and that came with a program that monitors the temp. Maybe ill look at some power supplies
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Old 07-15-2006, 05:01 PM   #5
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Processor: Pentium D 2.8GHz Dual Core

memory: PQI 1024MB Dual Channel DDR2 PC5400 667MHz (2x512)

Graphics: eVGA GeForce 6200 PCIe Turbo Cache supporting 512M

Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 48 CPU Fan for AMD/Intel

Power supply: 450 Watt ATX 12V Power Supply

could i flip the swich on my power supply? or should i get a new one?
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Old 07-15-2006, 05:12 PM   #6
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That power supply almost seems sufficient....Before sinking money in a power supply, look into the smaller things.

I had a simliar problem and found out it was one of my memory modules....I have 4Gig..Took 1 out at a time, and low and behold, the 3rd one fixed it..

Just a thought.
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Old 07-15-2006, 05:56 PM   #7
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so what should i do? rearrange the modules? i have them on 1 and 3
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:11 PM   #8
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Yes. Take 1 out see what happens..Swap, try again...Can even try to move to a different slot.

Also make sure all the contacts are clean as well.
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Old 07-15-2006, 08:59 PM   #9
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www.memtest86.com

Burn a CD or save to a diskette and test your memory sticks. One stick at the time. If you ever get an error, that stick is bad.
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Old 07-15-2006, 09:14 PM   #10
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after i have put the files on the CD, what do i do from there?
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