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Old 12-21-2005, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Me comp keeps restarting


I've recently built my own computer with the following Spec

AMD 64 3500 CPU
ASUS A8N-SLi deluxe
Geforce 660GT
2x512Mb DDR400
160GB SATA Hard Drive

It is powered by a meaty 550Watt Akasa SLi ready PSU.

A couple of times, when I havent' been upto much, my computer has suddenly restarted. Its not as if ive been playing Call of duty 2 for hours or anything.

My brother thinks its heat related. But Im not so sure. the air coming out of the 2 case fans feels quite cool. The CPU on the bios reads 31C and the Case temperature reads just under 30C

Does anybody know what the problem maybe?

Cheers Dudes.

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Old 12-21-2005, 06:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What were you doning when this occurs? What programs were running?

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Old 12-21-2005, 06:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Check to make sure you mounted your motherboard correctly. If it's touching the case (other than the screws and nylon spacers), it'll ground out and most likely restart.
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Old 12-21-2005, 10:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Random Restarts that are PSU related aren't due to the total Output Wattage of a PSU. It doesn't matter if it's a 700watt PSU.

If the Rails & Voltages aren't stable and fluctuate too much, random restarts and reboots will be a common sign. Find someone with a multimeter or buy one for like $19.00 and check the PSU for stability.
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