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system restarts after about 30mins


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dolittle182

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hi all. im having a problem with my boys pc and hope someone might help cuz its doin me nut in :blink: i have just upgraded my pc and gave him my ram, mobo, grx card, and chip. the spec is amd xp 3000, 750mg of ram, radeon 9800 pro, asus mobo.

installed xp, that was fine, then system restarted all the time. because he only had 350w psu i told him he needed new psu. just installed new 500w psu, and it still happens. not nowhere near as much mind.

i have tryed unticking restart on errors but it still restarts :help:

please somebody help me :whistling:

cheers dudes
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first thing that comes to mind is heat.... second is power, you replaced the power supply but did you get a good power supply or some cheap knock off? IF you eliminate the heat and power issue, next I'd look at ram.....
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If you put your hand in does it feel really hot inside after having it on for a while?
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there is no heat problems. psu was about £30 and the same as i have in my pc. works fine for me :whistling:

thanks

what could be the matter with ram?
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well you could download and run memtest86.... you download it and either put it on to disk or cd depending on what you get.... Also you could double check the motherboard. You want to look at the capacitors... they are the can-like components. see if any are bulged or appear to be leaking....
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yipeee! cracked it. it was the memory, motherboard didnt like one of them.

thanks guys

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No problem.... thanks for posting your solution it may help someone else in the future...
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