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Computer is rebooting on own with New memory and video card

by chris327a / December 23, 2006 12:30 PM PST

I just recently enhanced my computer by installing a 1 Gig DDR 3 Memory Stick. I also upgraded the video card to a Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS PCI-E.
Since I have installed these two components my computer (HP Pavilion a1250n) reboots on it's own when ever it feels like it. I am completely stumped. Can anyone offer some advice.

Thank you kindly.

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I suspect that the power supply simply
by Ray Harinec / December 23, 2006 12:50 PM PST

simply cannot handle the load. Upgrading proprietary type computers is usually a losing proposition, because of their physical size and limited power supply. The case, while neat to look at simply can't get rid of the heat.

Hopefully that model HP uses a standard ATX power supply, else a higher power one for theirs will cost at least double what a standard ATX would cost.

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Choose 1 item and go back to the old setup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2006 11:57 PM PST

It's possible that the machine can't handle upgrades (other member's note) or you installed something it didn't like. Some machines can't take generic RAM so we get to order from Crucial.com


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