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    Random Restarting Problem - need help

    Hi, been having this problem since about christmas time now and have done just about everything to try and figure out what is causing it.

    Problem is that my system decides to totally reboot, and it has been happening in a couple of instances, playing games basicly all of them, watching movies on pc and finally when updating or doing any heavy tasks in antivir program.

    What i have done so far to track down the cause is a very large list so here goes:

    Changed the video card, ram, even had my motherboard replaced by scan still got the issue, ive also replaced the psu.
    I have unplugged my reset button on case to check if it is that still no diffrent.

    I have ran tons of benchmarks and tests to find problem including mem test, and burn in tests etc.

    Only thing i havent tried changing is the cpu.

    So any advice/knowledge will be very greafully took on because im now stuck.

    thx Cozwin.

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    What was the original psu and what did you replace it with?

    What is the rest of the system?
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    original was just generic 400 watt psu and i got a Xcilio 550 watt psu thats 87% efficient.

    System is

    Intel Core2duo E6300
    Motherboard is Gigabyte 945P-S3 rev 1
    Palit 7600 gs video card pci-e i tried a 7900gs same problem
    Memory is Corsair Xms2 5400 1 gig of.

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    Do you have another psu that you can try?

    Also, did you install any updated chipset drivers? Updated the bios?

    Was it a fresh install of windows?
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    • Thorsson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570k
      • Memory:
      • 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance PC1866
      • Storage:
      • 256M4 SSD; 2Tb 7200RPM Barracuda; 2Tb Linkstation
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX970 SC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX650
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2515H
      • Internet:
      • Fibre Optic 30Mb
    Sounds like it might be a Windows problem - bad driver or some corruption. How does the system run in Safe Mode?

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    it did it before and after bios update and other updates, and tried diffrent psu same problem.

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    Anything overheating?

    Any SMART errors?

    I suspect the PSU still.
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    • Thorsson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8Z77-V PRO
      • CPU:
      • i5 3570k
      • Memory:
      • 2x8Gb Corsair Vengeance PC1866
      • Storage:
      • 256M4 SSD; 2Tb 7200RPM Barracuda; 2Tb Linkstation
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX970 SC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX650
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2515H
      • Internet:
      • Fibre Optic 30Mb
    Well mate you've replaced PSU, Graphics, Memory and Mobo. That leaves CPU and Windows, or some other piece of kit you haven't told us about.

    CPU seems unlikely, but which "burn-in" tests have you tried? Do these include 3DMarks?

    Windows, the only way to be sure is a clean install with default drivers.

    Do you have anything else plugged in? Have you played with the BIOS? What is the mobo?
    Last edited by Thorsson; 11-04-2007 at 08:53 PM.

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    What speed have you got the ram set to as well? Have you manually entered the timings and subtimings?
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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
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      • Storage:
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    Check the PSU to mobo connector, wiggle it about with the PC switched on and see if the mobo reacts.

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    Clunk loves blaming PSUs . Its amost certainly windows, its ususaly best to re-format and install windows every now and again, it speeds up your computer no end lol
    With love and many thanks,

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    • IAmATeaf's system
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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
      • 4 x 2GB Corsair 6400C5DHX XMS2
      • Storage:
      • 2 x 0.5TB 7200.12, 2 x 1.5TB 7200.11
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    Also are there any entries in the event logs when it crashes?

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    ok ive done 3 clean reinstalls of windows so i dont believe its that, also psu it definetly isnt as ive changed it before to see if it was that.

    Also i tried to do a crash log on windows but it didnt log it so i believe it to be a hardware problem.

    Ram speeds are deafult and i reset the timings etc still same problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmATeaf View Post
    Check the PSU to mobo connector, wiggle it about with the PC switched on and see if the mobo reacts.

    ill try that mate thx didnt think of that

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    nope nothing happend there firmly in

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    im going to try and set aload of bios options back to defualt and try that see if it still reboots.

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