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Random Restarts - Possibly PSU


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comanighttrain

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Hey guys, just want a second opinion. My computer keeps random restarting, i cant overclock at all, and whenever the puter is stressed it dies.

Heres the specs

AMD Athlon XP 3200+ (idle 55 degree c, stress 62 degree ish, it usually dies)
Asus X850XT
2gb value select
Gigabyte Motherboard

Unbranded PSU 500W

Edited by comanighttrain, 02 February 2006 - 05:42 PM.

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Your temps are very high to me on the cpu what is the fx card like, they arent to bad but i prefer the load to be at 55 or less not the idle, i prefer the load to be under 45 for that matter.
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Well, the fx card has no temp sensor on it, it its a thermaltake case and its not being OC'd so id imagine thats at least below average. The cpu temp has never been right on this mobo, there is a temp sensor issue with this mobo. However, i cannot find a decent socket A replacement so im stuck with it at the moment.
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I have had problems with 5 different 500W PS's. Four of them finally died. One still has problems running a athlon 2600, 2 dvd drives, nvidia 5700, creative audigy, 1 gig ram machine. It flakes out and reboots occasionally. Yes, i would replace the PS unit. I buy Thermotake 430W units for $40 and they seem to run all my puters fine. Your cpu cooling is OK but i would opt for a better cooler like a thermotake heatpipe type. It dropped my athlon 2600 from 52 degrees to 40 degrees at idle and now seldom sees 55 degreesat the hottest.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153023

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haha, its a gigabyte 3d rocket with heat pipes, the works, cost me £40, and it didnt make a difference, reseated it a load of times, used better heatpase...etc...doesnt make a diff, its the sensor.
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so PSU or what guys? need opinions.
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