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Old 05-23-2006, 07:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, recently my computer has been rebooting while playing games, and only games (World of Warcraft and Counter-Strike). But it still restarts. Its not overheating my temps are fine. Sometimes I can play for 2 hours sometimes for only 5 min. Im running a Compaq Presario with an
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Old 05-23-2006, 07:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would take a look and see how fragmented your hard drive is...if it needs, defrag...that will improve the stability of your machine.
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Well, I just reformatted today, would my HD still need to be defraged.
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Even if the drive is heavily fragmented, that shouldn't make it restart. My guess is either a DirectX driver issue, or an overheating issue, or maybe even a PSU issue. Check those things and see if that helps. Is your PSU the original?
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No, we've had our power supply replaced, (it got owned by a hurricane, i live in Florida) I've reinstalled Direct X 9.0c 2 times and it still quits on me, but my temps are fine and this ha never happend before.
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hmm, very strange. and there is no pattern, rhyme, or reason why this is doing this?
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Nope, I dont even get a BSOD or anything in the event log, I even have automatic shut-down off.
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cause the only time i had a problem like that, was when it was overheating, but it wouldn't restart, it would just turn off. No blue screen, no logging off, just BAM off, so i dunno man, you got me stumped.
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Ill run Counter-Strike then I'll check Everest to see my temps again, Ill post them.
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Motherboard - 29 celcius
CPU - 59 celcius

I believe those are quite normal right?
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