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Spontaneous Rebooting

by ihop4no1 / November 1, 2005 4:30 AM PST

Help! Please. I have an eMachines T6212 that keeps spontaneously rebooting. I thought it was a faulty power supply, so I replaced the original 300W with a Coolmax 400W and it still happens.

I bought the machine in May of this year and added two 1 GB sticks of Rosewill 3200 DDR memory, an ABIT 256 MB PCI-express video card and an Audigy 2 Sound Card. As mentioned I just replaced the power supply yesterday (Halloween) and it?s still playing a ?trick? on me.

System specs
MSI MS-7093 motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 bit 3200+
Two 1 GB of Rosewill unbuffered, non-EEC memory (PC 3200)
Original two 256 MB of memory (PC 3200)
Audigy 2 Sound Blaster card
ABIT RX600 Pro-256 PCIE video card

Any help would be appreciated.



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by jackintucson / November 1, 2005 7:18 AM PST
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what are we doing for anti-spyware/virus/malware and registry cleaner. And is you warranty still valid? And what do we use for a firewall? Let us know.

and life goes on...


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Anti-virus, malware, registry, etc.
by ihop4no1 / November 1, 2005 9:58 PM PST
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Hey Jack, good questions.

I'm currently running Zone Alarm for a firewall (the XP defaulted firewall is turned off). Auto updates are also turned off - I check for Windows updates about once a month and download the critical. I'm using Norton's anti-virus and update and scan at least weekly. I'm also using Spy-bot and Ad-aware and none of these are finding any malware. I used a registry cleaner about 4 months ago and cleaned up a few items. I might try that again. Another post mentioned Yahoo Messenger doing something quirky, which I noticed it did on my laptop. I'll look into that as well. One note: When I turn on the PC, the video card fan makes a grinding noise for about six seconds and then stops. I'm wondering if that's the issue.

Thanks everybody,


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by jackintucson / November 1, 2005 11:53 PM PST

The graphics fan may be the ROOT of your problem. This means you are heating up the motherboard to a point where it "faults out" and re-boots. I would get that fixed ASAP before trying to use it any longer. To do so risks the motherboard and the CPU, not to mention a fire hazard and electrical shock hazard. Until then, all bets are off.

and life goes on...


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by ihop4no1 / November 2, 2005 3:33 AM PST
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...OK. Thanks Jack. I was afraid of that. OK, I'll have a look at the video card's fan.



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by justfordax / November 1, 2005 8:29 AM PST
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This is too weird, my wife's computer is doing the same thing. She doesn't even have to be on it and it will reboot by itself. I think the CPU is getting to hot and shutting down to cool off but I don't know.
Any ideas??

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by Eddiefromalienware / November 1, 2005 10:52 AM PST
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I don't know that can be a possibility, but I don't think that will happen, only if she is doing graphically intensive on a cheap processor like video editing. But then again I don't think it will boot, proabably lag alot. My system has booted for no reason last night while I was asleep, I will see in the morning if it has rebooted.

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by Eddiefromalienware / November 1, 2005 10:53 AM PST
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I meant to say "work" after the words graphically intensive on my previous reply

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by justfordax / November 1, 2005 11:15 AM PST
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Well I did a scandisk because something with Yahoo Messenger was not right, system has not rebooted in the last 2 hours. Good luck with your computers.

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(NT) (NT) My comp reboots at night or did last night
by Eddiefromalienware / November 1, 2005 11:22 AM PST
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by jackintucson / November 2, 2005 12:02 AM PST
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