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Roland Ecsedi Jun 30, 2010, 04:04pm EDT Report Abuse
hi! so i just made a pc out of parts but it always restarts when i play games(not too needy games) and sometimes randomly. the config is:
MoBo: Asus m2n-e sli
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
Gragh: Ati Radeon x1050
Psu: raidmax 500W
HDD: WD 160Gb IDE
2x1Gb ddr2 667mhz ram
i need help figuring this out...if you need more info just ask! Thanks


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Joshua Marius, LeThe Jul 02, 2010, 09:08am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: pc restarts

Make sure you disable the option to Automatically restart under System Properties > Advanced System Settings > Startup and Recovery; this will present a bluescreen when a system failure occurs.

In case the system is restarting and presents no bluescreen or BSOD, check all components:

Memory: Use memtest86

Power Supply: Check for correct voltages

CPU/Video card: Make sure they are not overheating and are fully compatible with the power supply.

Joshua Marius
http://www.letheonline.net
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V LX
Intel SSDSC2CW180A3 180 GB
RAID 1: Seagate ST3750528AS 750 GB
CORSAIR Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 1600
eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS
Roland Ecsedi Jul 02, 2010, 09:44am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: pc restarts
thanks for the tips...i already disabled the automatic restart and i don't see the blue screen... i've just noticed that it restarts when i use the graph card more....like when i'm playing, or when i put a video in fullscreen on youtube...i'm almost sure that my psu works fine...so it must be the graph card then, right?

Joshua Marius, LeThe Jul 02, 2010, 09:46am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: pc restarts

How are you sure your PSU works fine? Check all voltages and make sure it satisfies the Watts/Amps requirements of the video card.

Joshua Marius
http://www.letheonline.net
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V LX
Intel SSDSC2CW180A3 180 GB
RAID 1: Seagate ST3750528AS 750 GB
CORSAIR Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 1600
eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS
Roland Ecsedi Jul 02, 2010, 09:49am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: pc restarts
ok...thanks

Roland Ecsedi Jul 05, 2010, 12:26pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: pc restarts
how do i know the watt/amp reqs of my graph card? or do i just check the voltages on the 24 pin connector of my psu?

clayton ross Jul 05, 2010, 07:18pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: pc restarts
Every time i research a problem i scour through posts like this one... you know the kind where no one has a good answer... well....

I had the same problem for years. MY fix.... i knew it wasnt my hd/memory/winxp/psu/mb/fans or any other junk i've tested analyzed poked and prodded.... its actually the cpu...

what is happening is everytime you put any sort of load on the cpu, its not overheating, but something inside hits a cieling and crashes, sometimes you'll be lucky if you see a bsod.

the only fix there is, if you are capeable of doing so... Underclock the cpu... i've dropped my p4 3ghz down a few notches from 200mhz x 15 to 196mhz x 15 or somewhere around 2940mhz... literally fixed all my problems, my pc stopped crashing while playing load bearing games like wow or ff or eve but still preformed admirably ... the only drawback so far, my SATA controllers are no longer recognized at boot.


yes these cpu's may have big flashy numbers but they do NOT need to be overclocked, they just need to be tweeked a little bit to run smoothly.


edit:

It cant be the psu... if your vid card or cpu is drawing too many amps or suckin a lot of power out of the psu it will eventually FRY, literally. more amps = more heat so eventually the soldering on the caps and resistors in the psu will melt, WHEN IT FAILS (thats why the pcb board is upside down so it wont continue to short when it does). with a 3ghz and highly priced vid card... get a +400w psu, you'll be fine. the only other problem from drawing that much power, like i said is heat, so get another fan

Roland Ecsedi Jul 06, 2010, 06:17am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: pc restarts
ok i underclocked it, but i don't know if it works, let's hope it does!

Roland Ecsedi Jul 06, 2010, 06:34am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: pc restarts
i doesn't work....i've set my multiplier to 6x which is a dramatic underclock and it still restarts even when i put it in fullscreen on youtube...any other suggestions..(i also set my cpu voltage to the lowest)

Joshua Marius, LeThe Jul 06, 2010, 04:24pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: pc restarts
Clayton, you cannot assume that no-one has a good answer - it's a hardware problem, as in physical, which would require one to be there to have that good answer. One can only rely on the diagnostics and descriptions provided by the persona and you never truly know their level of expertise, not to mention that most of their descriptions can be misinterpreted when read.

I think you may have also jumped the gun too fast on calling the CPU defective. Diagnostics don't work like that; many problems are unique to the computer and just because you had a particular problem with a specific solution, does not mean that the other person will be on the same boat. That's why we have to work together to troubleshoot all devices one by one until we come to a conclusion. I have never, in over 3000 computer's fixed, had to under clock a processor - never.

clayton ross said:
Every time i research a problem i scour through posts like this one... you know the kind where no one has a good answer... well....



Joshua Marius
http://www.letheonline.net
-----------------------------
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Intel Core i5-2500K
ASUS P8Z68-V LX
Intel SSDSC2CW180A3 180 GB
RAID 1: Seagate ST3750528AS 750 GB
CORSAIR Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 1600
eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS
Roland Ecsedi Jul 06, 2010, 04:28pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: pc restarts
ok guys well what do ya suggest now?

Roland Ecsedi Jul 06, 2010, 05:01pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: pc restarts
if you need more info just ask but please help so i know what to replace, if i have to....everything works fine, if i use it to watch movies or surf on the net...it restarts after a long use, or when i start any game, i tried nfs indergroud, which ya know is not a needy game, it goes for 2-3 minutes then reboot, and it also restarts almost instantly when i put youtube videos on fulscreen....pls help cause it's freakin me out!



 

    
 
 

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