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Old 02-14-2005, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, for some reason when i download big files from ares .. my computer will just turn off and restart.. out of no where. Anyone know why this might be happening?
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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spyware/virus scan, ASAP! free online virus scanner: http://housecall.trendmicro.com
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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run a temp monitor and see how hot ur mobo and proc get. u might have a failsafe auto off.

what r ur comp specs? ur power supply might be resetting.
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do u see that dreaded blue screen before it restarts
go to mycomputer right click down to properties then click the advanced tab
then click the settings button under Startup and Recovery
then uncheck automatically restart if it has been checked
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no, the "blue screen of death" doesnt pop up.. my computer just turns off out of no where and turns back on.. It only does this when im downloading a big file off of kazaa or something.. How can i check my temp?

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oh and my 5 year old computer specs are:

Gateway (biggest mistake ever)
19.1 GIG HD
37.2 GIG SLAVE HD
AMD ATHLON processer 750MHZ (but now it says 698mhz)
128 MB RAM

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i think i fixed the problem.. my computer only has 128 mb of ram and i was talkin to my friend online and he said he has 2 sticks of 128 in his old computer, so i went over and took them out and put them in mine.. now my computer runs much much better with 384mb RAM, and its not shutting off anymore when i download movies.
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http://www.download.com/SpeedFan/300...ml?tag=lst-0-1
that will tell you the temp
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