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Building Computer Problems part 2

by blind031 / August 29, 2007 11:50 PM PDT

alrite well last time i was here i couldnt get my os to boot but i fixxed that, i reinstalled xp sp2, now im having problems when im running optimization programs for example speedupmypc, o&o defrag, ect, what happenes is when i run these programs the whoel system restarts at random, this is becoming very annoying as i cannot run all the tools i had before i built my comp

my specs are:
ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+
corsair pc2 6400 1gb x2

everythings up to date all drivers are installed, but the problems keep coming, if anyone can suggest anything please say so, my system before this was so weak but could do so much more than this could in the fact of it being able to run programs, so im lost nad dont know wut to do

please help

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More likely hardware than software.
by Kees Bakker / August 29, 2007 11:58 PM PDT

Check the cooling (all fans, CPU cooler and heat conducting paste). Also check that the powersupply is adequate (how many W?).
And it wouldn't harm at all to go to and download their program to make a RAM-checking diskette or CD.

Good luck,


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by blind031 / August 30, 2007 12:04 AM PDT

the psu is 500 watts and ill check that site

thanks ill report back and confirm if that works

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Doesn't mean much
by Jackson Douglas / August 30, 2007 1:18 AM PDT
In reply to: alrite

Not all PSUs were created equal. A lot of 500W PSUs are cheap no-name units, that will only be able to deliver maybe a little over 400W of actual power to the computer. Some also have problems if the computer should demand large amounts of power in a fairly short period of time. So, just because it's a 500W PSU, don't think you can rule it out on a system like yours.

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by blind031 / August 30, 2007 1:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Doesn't mean much

cant rele get mem test goin cause i dont use floppys ehh tried burnin it 2 a disc n tht didnt do much either, and as for the psu its not a cheepo its a turbolinx

im stuck, dunno wut to do anymore, if anyone knows anythign else i coudl do id appreciate it

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You should have a floppy disk...too cheap not to have.
by VAPCMD / August 30, 2007 3:09 AM PDT
In reply to: well

You can make a bootable CD for Memtest86+ from the ISO image available on the site.


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