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fnark

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Hello, been getting random restarts on my computer for some time now, and there getting more frequent. At first they seemed to just be happening when i was using something graphically challenging (Morrowind or other newer games). I changed gfx drivers and unistalled coolbits 3d(GeforceFX 5200 if that helps btw) but kept on getting them, now it seems to happen all the time.
I have a suspicion its my psu, its 300w and im running 3 hdd's 1 cd drive and a 128mb gfx card, ive also only got one fan in my system dont know if it could be overheating?
Any help greatly appreciated.
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At a guess, it sounds like either it's overheating, as you suggested, or the PSU simply isn't powerful enough for your system.

If you want to monitor system temps, first try your motherboard manufacturers website for a downloadable utility. If they don't have one, you may be able to find one on www.majorgeeks.com

Be aware that a lot of these utilities only work with either specific brands of chipset or specific motherboard brands, so check that out before downloading it.
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You could use Everest to check the temps, it isn't a true monitoring software but its free and after you install it if you click on sensors it will give you temps of whatever hardware in your system has sensers.

Its also very usefull for system info. so give it a try and post back

Rick
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