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save ur files and then restore ur os
i had the same problem on my gateway. i asked gateway support and they said its a virus and i said that norton didnt find it? i cleared my hard drive and it never restarted by itself again
Tried Many Times
I have actually formatted my computer many times. i have even put a new hard drive in. same problem.
o snap lol
alright thats querky if i may say. i would trust ur gut and try replacing the power supply, go antec or another high quality brand. i got antec true 480, it is unbeliebably silent, my 120mm fans r louder than it!
You've got to be kidding me!
How can 400watt power supply not be enough? Don't listen to him!
Chances are, there's something wrong with the motherboard. Such things are what usually cause crashes when the load gets heavy.
There are cases where it may not be enough.
But the post is too slim on details to call it either way.
-> The one area you learn never to skimp is the power supply.
Amen to that
Like tires & brakes, never skimp on the power supply. Those "400 watt" ain't necessarily so.
Overheating processor perhaps. 2.2 GHz AMD Athlon 64 not pentium 4 right? If it is an AMD Athon 64 that could be your issue. Try to get at least 2 case fans for your computer and make sure your heatsink/fan are properly situated on the processor. A good way to lower temps and cheap is to apply arctic silver 5 compound.
What exactly is "arctic silver 5 compound?" o_O
Is that like a hair regrowth forumla?
To answer with a question.
"What is Google?" or rather, using google.com I find what this item is.
Have you discovered this search engine yet?
No offense, but your posts tend to make you seem new to PCs.
Gooey gooey goo...
So you're supposed to put some kind of gooey goo on your cpu... ^_____^
An example Google. How to install the CPU heatsink.
How to apply the gooey goo...
Seriously, does it even work?
(NT) It Works
An example of thermal conduction.
Before I start, if you are to offer advice in forums this basic principle would not be a question from you. Time to ask for help and learn more.
-> The issue for thermal paste is simple. Any small air gap will not conduct heat very well. The paste/goo fills in that gap and the heat moves.
PC Keeps Restarting Everytime
After reading all the posts. I would try the a new PSU as the first thing to do. John
thanks john, i thought of doing that myself. currently i have a 400w PSU, should i get another 400w PSU or something bigger. And if i do buy a new one, what are the chances of the problem continuing?
I wouldn't yet.
It was that sorry other person that derailed us a little. For now you can just lighten the load by dropping back to 1 hard disk, 1 CD or DVD drive and leaving the case cover off to see if its heat or power related.
Be sure to keep an eye open for any bulging or leaking motherboard capacitors.
capaciters.....??? Sorry but thats a new term for me. explain!
Capacitors look like little ''batteries'' or ''cylinders'' on the motherboard. When the motherboard is subject to overheating or a short occurs, the capacitors will appear bulged or in extreme cases, will burst and leak on to the board causing a multitude of problems.When this happens you need to replace the motherboard. This happened to my system a while ago, I had to buy a new motherboard. System temperature monitoring (tower case) is important to maintain in order to protect the components.
Ohhhh. I was wondering what those were. how can one spot a burst capacitor? and speaking of motherboards, can anyone recommend a decent motherboard (2.2ghz and above) but i have a slight cash flow problem. cheers
...are usually power related or heat related, sometimes both. PCs have thermal protection in many places. If you built the rig yourself check the thermal paste. I had a LGA775 proc go wonky on me because I didn't have one of its "legs" properly secured, another PC went to spontaneous reboots because the PSU's cooling fan was failing.
More than likely it's the PSU, PC Power & Cooling (www.pcpowerandcooling.com ) or Antec are excellent, I'm using a Zalman low-noise unit. Rule of thumb: If the PSU came with the case, pull it out & keep it for a spare, get a real one for your rig. Good luck!