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Old 02-22-2006, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my works computer:

AMD64 (2Ghz) processor - (1600 FSB)
1 WD 80gig 7200 rpm hdd
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3x 512MB PC 2700 (333 Mhz) DDR RAM
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2 17" LCD flat panel monitors
2 cd/dvd drives, speakers, mic
400W PSU (extra back case fan included)
hard drives are equipped with fans

This is my computer at work and it randomly restarts. I used Speedfan and it said the temp was 38C and it stayed constant most of the time. Any suggestions? I just reformatted Windows so its not software related...

DFI Lanparty nF4 Ultra-D
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice
Leadtek 6600GT
Seagate Barracuda 120GB
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Old 02-22-2006, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First thing i'd try, take out two RAM sticks and alternate the 3 you have to see if one of them is causing the issue.

If that fails, unplug all devices (cdroms, modems, sound cards etc) and try again.

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Old 02-23-2006, 12:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sometimes the restarts point to a bad power supply.
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree with Splatoid, it's most likely PSU issue. I had teh same problem, I went into my BIOS and looked under the Hardware Monitor where you can view your PC temps and voltages and sure enough one of the voltages was flashing from green to red which indicated a problem. Replaced the PSU And have not had any issues.

Other then that, make sure you scan for any trojans/viruses etc, quite a few of them cause reboots.

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Old 02-23-2006, 05:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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run memtest86 to test the ram. if memtest86 doesn't give any errors within a few hours its safe to say the ram is fine. if it passes memtest then as splatoid said the next most likely cause is the psu.
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Originally posted by sPlAtOiD
Sometimes the restarts point to a bad power supply.

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