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Jfibus

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My computer abruptly reboots. When I first turn it on, it seems fine but when I start a graphic intensive program or play a media file it reboots and continues a loop of rebooting a few times untill it finally gets to the startup screen again. I thought my processor was overheating cause I had that problem once before. But it's running at 41-44 degrees C. Any thoughts on what the problem could be?
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Hi Jfibus, welcome to Geeks to Go! <_<

It does sound like an overheating, or possibly power supply problem. I've heard of people removing the side of their case, and point a box fan at it. If that solves the problem, you certainly have an overheating problem.
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try to remove any settings like the one in the cmos reboot on system error. Also if you do not have a lot of memory and you are running XP your computer will reboot if it does a system memory dump. Try going into the system panel and changing this setting to NONE.

Hope this helps
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Here's a couple free utilites to help monitor your systems temperatures:
http://mbm.livewiredev.com/
http://www.ariolic.c...mart/index.html
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