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New Comp Restarting at Random Times


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raijinnfury

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Hi everyone, I just built a new computer last week and now just yesterday I was working on it, and it just shutoff and restarted. The first time this happened, it couldn't find my harddrive for some reason, so I restarted again and it found it just fine. Later on yesterday, it shutoff again! and restarted but found the harddrive with no problems. Here is the system I am running:

Athlon64 3200 939pin
ASUS A8V DLX board
Mwave 2GB Ram
GeForce 6600gt
Seagate 160gb SATA (not in Raid)
Antec 350W case

Now I tried to run MemTest86 and found nothing wrong with the RAM. What else could it be? Power supply gone bad? Mobo is bad? Please if anyone can help me out that would be great! I am going to check all my connections again tonite but I believe they are all fine and dandy. No overclocking either so I'm kinda ruling out the inside being too hot. Thanks.
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TheAlmightyBob

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I would check maybe your cooling. I know that Asus has AsusCop which monitors the tempature and shuts off the power when the temp rises above a certain preset. Usually its set at a decent temp, but every once in a while I noticed that it would set it a bit low for my setup. If your over clocking, or have a cluttered case, there might not be enough airflow.

But I am sure there are alot of other things that can contribute to this. I will let some others share on this.
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Yep I agree with TheAlmightyBob so please post your idle temps so we can have a look.

Also post the amp ratings for the psu they are usually located on a decal on the side of the psu.

List all your drives and case fans just what kind and how many don't need brand or models

How long did you leave memtest run?
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raijinnfury

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Hey everyone, thanks for your replies.

Since I posted, I think I've resolved my issue. But my computer blew my mind yesterday. So I went back home and got up out of my chair. And my comp shut off. I tested it a couple of times and sure enough everytime i would get up out of my chair, my computer would shut off and restart again. The temp is not an issue at all, and I think its due to static because the room my computer is in is very dry and static-y. I don't know if this has happened to anyone else but apparently when I would get up, the static would cause my comp to short or spike and trip a breaker of sorts and shut off. My computer was about a foot away from where I was sitting. So I moved the computer to the floor and now I have had no problems what so ever.

I even have videos to prove this so if people are interested in seeing this, i will post them if i could or links at least. If this has happened to anyone else, I would love to know because I've never seen something like this.

To post replies to what you guys were asking for, my cpu temp is about 35 C (very cool), and i only have a back case fan and the usual power supply fan. I ran memtest like 12 hours, 21 passes and all good. I think for some reason it was static interference or electricity causing the power to spike? just reaching for answers on this. But everything seems to be working now.

Thanks to everyone!
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