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Old 10-01-06, 08:55 PM Thread Starter   #1
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Computer Problems help


my computer spontaneosly restarts every so often and not even under a large load or when i am doing anything specific for instance i have gone hours with it working or sometimes it restarts right when i enter windows

as far as AVG can tell me i have no viruses so thats not a problem

windows says after i booted it back up that it was a hardware issue and that i should install new drivers but i installed new drivers for the mobo and cpu and gpu but it still happens

my computer is in my sig except i am currently running an fx5200 which i was thinking might be the problem

my friend said i might need to reinstall windows but i dont believe him so i am asking you guys
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Old 10-01-06, 09:08 PM   #2
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The video card overheated.

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Old 10-01-06, 09:38 PM Thread Starter   #3
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The video card overheated.
your positive?

and if it is, is it damaged or did it shut down before it got damaged?

also why did it overheat considering i was not playing game games or watching videos and what not?
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Old 10-01-06, 10:57 PM   #4
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Same EXACT thing happened to my old computer which was almost identical to yours...it was a dead Hiper PSU.
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Old 10-01-06, 11:26 PM   #5
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It could be any number of things. First, do you have "automatically restart" unchecked in Windows start up and recovery? To check go to System Properties/Environmental Variables then scroll down to "system failure" and make sure you have the right setting. Good luck with it.
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Old 10-02-06, 05:19 PM Thread Starter   #6
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well a gpu overheating wouldnt be too bad but if my psu is defective im am not a happy camper also how do i make sure that the problem is the psu without going to a computer place and getting charged up the wazoo?
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