Computer randomly restarts
Posted 14 July 2005 - 11:02 PM
Posted 14 July 2005 - 11:07 PM
Posted 14 July 2005 - 11:20 PM
If the power just cuts out and it shuts down it could very well be a heating issue.
If you have done a spyware scans and an online virus scan like the free one at housecall.antivirus.com and they all come up clean then I would do one of 2 things. Either format and reload the OS (because that is what I like to do) or break the computer down into its barest essentials.
How long does it stay on with just the vid card and no other PCI cards installed? even disconnect it from the internet.
If that is stable then add one component at a time until you find the issue.
If it isn't stable with just the video card and no extra components then it is possibly the video card, harddrive or software causing the issue.
There is alot of trial and error involved with these kinds of things. Have fun troubleshooting it, I hope these ideas helped.
Posted 15 July 2005 - 01:25 AM
Posted 15 July 2005 - 04:48 AM
Select your motherboard model during setup and then use it to monitor your system temperature. If it does not show your system as overheating when it shuts down, then at least we have eliminated one line of enquiry.
If it does show your system overheating then this can be solved simply by re-applying some fresh thermal paste (you cna get this at any good PC store).
Make sure you scrape the exisitng thermal compound off the top of your CPU and off the bottom of your heat sink, using a scalpel is a good plan, be careful you dont scratch too hard. Then re-apply the new paste and reseat it all.
I recently did this to my machine and it lowered it's CPU temp by 20c
Posted 15 July 2005 - 10:06 AM
Posted 22 July 2005 - 08:01 AM
Posted 22 July 2005 - 08:22 AM
Download and install MBM5 from livewire (it's free)
Stay away from Limewire unless you want to load your system with worms, trojans and all sorts of garbage..
MBM5 is available as a Free Download from Major Geeks and, you won't get all the crap associated with Limewire!!
Posted 30 July 2005 - 07:45 AM
The_KiD was talking about livewire. That is a crap-based program. You said limewire and that is 100% malware free.
Limewire used to be crappy and slow but now it is malware free.
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