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Thread: Computer restarts every few days
03-23-09, 04:59 PM #1
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- Feb 2009
Computer restarts every few days
I didnt think it was anything to worry about at first but its been recurring and I'm worried in the long term it might cause a serious problem
I built a new rig a few weeks ago and it seems to run fine. I leave my computer on 24/7 and every few days usually when i play games my computer will restart randomly with no warning. All system temps are fine, i monitor them closely so thats not whats causing the reboots.
Everytime my computer reboots the system clock is reset 1 hour back so im guessing it has something to do with the mobo/bios but i'm not too sure what to do about it.
if anyone has any solutions or opinions on this it would be appreciated
03-23-09, 05:05 PM #2
Have you update BIOS on your mobo? Read your manual and you can find latest BIOS on manufacturers website.
Are you overclocking?
03-23-09, 07:27 PM #3
prime95 to check every time you change the settings. If your not overclocking, various hardware problems can cause instability such as a need for a better power supply, bad Ram and bios errors. If you updated BIOS than try to downgrade to your previous version. If you didn't, perhaps you should consider an update.
03-23-09, 10:42 PM #4
Like stated above please advise us if you are overclocking, because that changes the scenario.
What psu are you running? and also what memory are you using?
Generally random restarts are caused by these two pieces of hardware. Not always, but its a good place to start.
Try running memtest 86 to rule out RAM.
http://www.memtest.org/MB: Gigabyte GA-EX58 UD5
CPU: i7 920-DO @ 4.2Ghz
HS: Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme Black (push/pull)
GPU: MSi 5870 1GB
RAM: 6GB OCz Platinum tri-channel @1600Mhz
HDD: 1 TB WD Caviar black / 1 TB WD Mybook external / Seagate 120GB for document backup
Case: Thermaltake Armor w/25cm fan
PSU: Corsair TX750
Display: Samsung T240HD 24'' @ 1920x1200 and a Dell 15''
OS: Windows 7 x64
03-23-09, 11:24 PM #5
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- Feb 2009
thanks for the replies everyone
i should have posted my specs in the original post, sorry that i didnt but here they are
intel e7400 cpu
asus p5q motherboard
4 gb pc6400 ocz reaper ram (2 sticks)
600W ocz modxtreme power supply
sapphire radeon 4850 512 mb video card
WD 320gb hard drive
windows xp pro
Nothing is overclocked and temps are all fairly cool
speedfan reads system @ 30C, CPU @ 35C and both cores at 40C when under load and fairly lower when idle
video card runs at 40 idle and up to 55 under load
I havent updated my BIOS at all. this was my first build and everything went so smoothly when i put it together that i didnt think i needed to...i just installed my OS and video/sound drivers.
I will update my BIOS and run the memtest tommorow. thanks again