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Hi there,

I'm about to buy a new motherboard but thought that I'd check here first.

My PC keeps restarting...Sometimes it will stay on without restarting for hours, at other times, it reboots as soon as windows is loaded.

I have striped all hardware and gone back to the mainboard sound and video card. I have also removed most software yet the problem persist.

I have XP Pro service pack 3. After reinstalling XP, I was left with service pack 1 but had to install service pack 2 as a number of programs requested it.

This restart even happens at the windows log in page if left long enough.

I am certain that the fault is with the motherboard but thought a second opinion would advisable.

Below is my system info.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer AWARD_
System Model AWRDACPI
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2399 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 20/06/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.2
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name SOULTRAIN\Bevin
Time Zone GMT Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 4,096.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.54 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 7.91 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Please put me out of my misery and tell me to stop wasting time and go buy a motherboard. :)


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