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Crazy Reoobting! Tough one here!

by ScottJoh64 / February 1, 2011 3:22 AM PST

I've had this AMD K8 739 socket and MB for about 6 years. When I built it it was great. I used it a lot until I got my laptop so it's been sitting a while. I finally get back on it and it won't boot, no biggie fixed that. I am using it and it just reboots, no rhyme or reason. It does this all day. I swap everything, drive, memory, clean up the entire board with contact cleaner and reinstall the OS, all with the same results.

I have it up and running then what ever I run, it just reboots randomly. I really don't want to start replacing MB components like capacitors so, any other ideas?


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(NT) Tried new thermal paste/compound on the CPU ?
by VAPCMD / February 1, 2011 3:44 AM PST
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Probably not temp...
by ScottJoh64 / February 1, 2011 6:17 AM PST

No I haven't, I don't have any handy anyway. I don't think it's a heat issue because I raised the shutdown temp in the BIOS and had the same results.

Funny thing is; I just ran the system for about two hours with the recovery console and it didn't fail. Strange.

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Download, install, run and minimize PCWizard
by VAPCMD / February 1, 2011 6:49 AM PST
In reply to: Probably not temp...

Once minimized you'll be able to see the cpu core temps while the system is in operation. While you're under the hood, might replace the CMOS battery.


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by ScottJoh64 / February 1, 2011 11:50 AM PST

Not interested in loading more program but I will try it. It a fresh install, guess it can't hurt.

I'm running Unbuntu on that box now with out any issues. I wonder if it just a fluke with XP and something is now catching it. I know improbable bur, Occum's Razor applies.

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(NT) Fixed ??
by VAPCMD / February 11, 2011 11:32 PM PST
In reply to: Ehhhh
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That thing about Linux and XP is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 12, 2011 1:26 AM PST
In reply to: Ehhhh

Linux is pretty easy when it comes to drivers. XP doesn't do that and it's up to you to get the current BIOS and all the drivers. The machine's maker should have a set that work well together. Start with that set.

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