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kfoster

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While playing games, my computer randomly reboot itself. I have all the latest drivers installed for graphics, motherboard, etc. My system specs:

Intell P4 2.5GHz
512 ram
Radeon X850 pro AGP 256mem
20G Pri HD
40G Sec HD
DVD R/W drive

I just upgraded this system from an AMD 1.8GHz and didn't have any rebooting problem. Any ideas?
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I know there is a capicitor problem going around. The capicitors on the MB will bulge up and sometimes even leak.

Is this a new computer or have you had it a while?

You can try opening up the computer and taking a look at the capicitors on the mother board and see if any are bulged and/or leaking. If this is the case, you need a new MB. If all the caps seem fine, there is a diff. problem.
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The motherboard looks OK. I didn't see any leaking or bulging componants, but I,m not an electronic expert. Any other suggestion?
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RAM is ur problem.
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Funny that you said that, I had a system crash a while back and it asked me to send a error report to Microsoft. I replied and It came back saying I might have memory problems. I thought it was a generic response, so I didn't put mush faith in it. I do remember buying the 256 RAM at different time, but I don't know the speed off hand. These RAM chips was been pass down from two motherboard upgraded. I will check into getting new memory and I let you know what happen.

Thanks
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