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Old 06-20-2005, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Random reboots?

Sorry if this isn't the correct forums for this particular post, it looked like the most relevent place for it.

I just recently built my first computer and I've been having a problem with it. It has been rebooting very often, usually while running more than one program and while alt+tabbing back and forth between the programs. It will sometimes flash a very quick blue screen and reboot, and other times just turn black and reboot.
What could be some causes (and fixes) for this type of problem?
(i'm thinking it might be faulty ram, psu, or video card, but i have no way to know if its one of these 3 for sure)

I really don't think its because of overheating, I have plenty of fans (about 9 total) and air circulation (all wires are neatly tucked away, as to not interfere with the flow) and none of my hardware is overclocked.

I've tried updating all my drivers and none of the different combonations of versions seem to have any effect on the rebooting, it happens regardless.

If anyone has any idea what might be causing this it would be greatly appreciated.

using windows xp home, ati radeon 9600 video card (newest drivers) MSI k8n neo platinum mobo with amd 64 2800+ processor. I forget the type of ram used, (i belive it's geil) 512k ddr 400 thermaltake purepower 420w psu.
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