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Wes2000

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I built this computer about 5 months ago and no problems. For some reason about a month ago, my computer randomly shutdown on its own. At the time I didnt think to much about it because it didnt happen again for a while. But now it seems to be getting more and more frequent. It seems to only happen when I am running heavy loads (a lot of time with many firefox windows, limewire, a few minor progs and mabey diablo). It will also do it if I close all things and just run Americas Army, and then when I alt-tab out to desktop then go back into the running game it does it.

I was thinking ram at first, but I have 1gig and it doesnt seem to be getting close to maxing it out.

I also thought mabey overheating, but the bootup temps seem fine from 38-40 range.

As im typing this I sort of think videocard because of the americas army thing (yet i can do the exact same thing with warcraft III and no problem).

Any tips?

Thanks
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Actually, im kindof going back to the overheating part. Is there any program that will activly monitor my system/cpu temperatures? Possibly something that runs in the system tray or saves logs so I can see what its at before it restarts, because I know my system will sell restart if it finds itself getting overheated, and one difference before it started doing this was I was in a much colder room and it might have had better airflow also.
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http://mbm.livewiredev.com/
For Motherboard Monitor.

Is it shutting down with a blue screen or error message? If it is automatically rebooting, shut off the auto-restart:
Control Panel/System/Advanced/Startup and Recovery
uncheck auto restart

What do your event logs say?

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I download that program and am noticing cpu temps from 44-48C under mid level loads for me. What are normal/good cpu temps?

I turned off that auto-restart and havnt had one since, but I also havnt tried pushing it yet either.

Where is the even log?

Thanks for the help :tazz:
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Okay, I was playing Americas Army when I got an AIM message and it popped out of AA to my desktop and the message. Then when I clicked back to my game (normally where the restart was happening befor) it went straight to a blue screen that said this:

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Make sure hardware is configured right, and make sure you get all necesary updates for it

If it continues I should disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.

Technical Info:
***STOP: 0x0000000A (0x9D086240, 0x00000002, 0x8051EC1C)



Any clues where to turn next?
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Start>Admin Tools> Event Viewer

Device Manager is located in the Control Panel under System> Hardware. Look for error triangles or unknown devices.

If you have two sticks of memory, pop them out one at a time for testing purposes.

If no new clues are found in your logs, and you don't have a memory problem, better to post your topic in Hardware.

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Event viewer log:


Event Type: Information
Event Source: Save Dump
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1001
Date: 6/1/2005
Time: 7:49:28 PM
User: N/A
Computer: WESTON
Description:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000000a (0x9d086240, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x8050df62). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060105-02.dmp.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft....link/events.asp.



I think im going to take this to hardware :tazz: Thanks for the help though
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