PC restarting randomly. No warning and No Blue screen. Restarts with a little noise. Please help out.

I have got a similar problem... I think there is some hardware issue.. Like some lose connection some where.. But I am clueless of how to detect it.. The PC restarts randomly.. Also sometimes when I move The CPU a little, it restarts.. Sometimes it just turns off and does not restart.. When I tap/slap the CPU, it starts again.. Please help me out...
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  1. maybe the CPU is failing? or the motherboard. lastly the PSU cant be ruled out
  2. That does not sound good at all... Try removing the CPU carefully and checking for any bent pins or anything else that seems suspicious. You shouldn't really be touching and moving the cpu while the PC is on anyway but the fact that it turns off when you do sounds like a big problem.
  3. None of your problems are related to the above solution of "bent pins". Your computer is randomly restarting because your cpu is overheating. Bios auto shuts the computer when it detects the temperature is above its threshhold to prevent damage.

    You are overheating your cpu.
  4. I didn't say the 'solution' would be bent pins. I just asked him to check. It doesn't sound like an overheating problem, but it would be a very good idea to download RealTemp and check, as overheating could be a possibility.
  5. Alex Kelly said:
    I didn't say the 'solution' would be bent pins. I just asked him to check. It doesn't sound like an overheating problem, but it would be a very good idea to download RealTemp and check, as overheating could be a possibility.


    If the CPU already has bent pins then it would not even fit in the socket >_> and this is true of AMD chips, since the pins are on the cpu. Intel chips do not have pins, they are on the motherboard. If the mobo pins are bent, you cant fix it, just throw the mobo away.

    Also overheating will cause computer to shut down by itself because of safety checks built into the cpu. Either his CPU is failing or overheating which causes random crashes or the memory RAM is failing. But memory fail usually creates BSOD and memory dump.

    Only several type of hardware fail will create unannounce crashes: CPU, GPU (but usually noticebale from artifacts), PSU.
    For AMD systems, Northbridge will cause BSOD, stutter, and random crashes.

    CPU heat can be checked by speed fan. RealTemp is a terrible program especially for AMD as it doesnt work for AMD chips, and on Intel it gives some hypothetical numbers that don't match up. Speedfan is a direct read from cpu itself.

    Only hardware failure will create random crashes, stutter, freezing and rebooting.

    Your knowledge of CPU is moot, so don't try to answer by terrible solutions like pins.
  6. meat_loaf said:
    Alex Kelly said:
    I didn't say the 'solution' would be bent pins. I just asked him to check. It doesn't sound like an overheating problem, but it would be a very good idea to download RealTemp and check, as overheating could be a possibility.


    If the CPU already has bent pins then it would not even fit in the socket >_> And this only applies to AMD chips only since the pins are on the cpu. Intel chips do not have pins, they are on the motherboard. If the mobo pins are bent, you cant fix it, just throw the mobo away.

    Also overheating will cause computer to shut down by itself because of safety checks built into the cpu. A failing CPU will cause it stutter, run absurdly hot and random crashes. Its either the CPU is having issues or the RAM module is failing.

    CPU heat can be checked by speed fan. RealTemp is a terrible program especially for AMD as it doesnt work for AMD chips, and on Intel it gives some hypothetical numbers that don't match up. Speedfan is a direct read from cpu itself.

    Only hardware failure will create random crashes, stutter, freezing and rebooting.

    Your knowledge of CPU is moot, so don't try to answer by terrible solutions like pins.


    Take your condescension somewhere else. He didn't specify if he has an AMD or Intel CPU. and yes, if a pin was bent it would still fit. You can't be sure that it's overheating given the information he provided. I feel like I'm wasting my time even replying to you. I know that bent pins on a motherboard would mean it is useless, I'm not stupid. RealTemp isn't terrible, stop speaking as if you know everything. And again, I didn't say the solution would be a bent pin. I suggested it might be a possibility. Anything could be. You aren't helping.
  7. Alex Kelly said:
    meat_loaf said:
    Alex Kelly said:
    I didn't say the 'solution' would be bent pins. I just asked him to check. It doesn't sound like an overheating problem, but it would be a very good idea to download RealTemp and check, as overheating could be a possibility.


    If the CPU already has bent pins then it would not even fit in the socket >_> And this only applies to AMD chips only since the pins are on the cpu. Intel chips do not have pins, they are on the motherboard. If the mobo pins are bent, you cant fix it, just throw the mobo away.

    Also overheating will cause computer to shut down by itself because of safety checks built into the cpu. A failing CPU will cause it stutter, run absurdly hot and random crashes. Its either the CPU is having issues or the RAM module is failing.

    CPU heat can be checked by speed fan. RealTemp is a terrible program especially for AMD as it doesnt work for AMD chips, and on Intel it gives some hypothetical numbers that don't match up. Speedfan is a direct read from cpu itself.

    Only hardware failure will create random crashes, stutter, freezing and rebooting.

    Your knowledge of CPU is moot, so don't try to answer by terrible solutions like pins.


    Take your condescension somewhere else. He didn't specify if he has an AMD or Intel CPU. and yes, if a pin was bent it would still fit. You can't be sure that it's overheating given the information he provided. I feel like I'm wasting my time even replying to you. I know that bent pins on a motherboard would mean it is useless, I'm not stupid. RealTemp isn't terrible, stop speaking as if you know everything. And again, I didn't say the solution would be a bent pin. I suggested it might be a possibility. Anything could be. You aren't helping.


    So I'm considered not helping when you inspiraitonal final word is "anything could be". That is the real definition of not helping when its the same as saying "i dont know a dam thing about your problem". You are misdirecting people and increasing the problem, not narrowing it.

    It is also quite amusing when you ignorantly say "bent pins still fit" when it doesnt. There is a reason why cpu sockets are made in such a way to fit in such a way. That is also why every builder out there stress the fact "do not bent cpu pins and carefully handle them". And obviously you have no experience in building a computer. Alex, your experience in computer is zero. It shows in your lack of knowledge.

    As I provided (which I doubt you even read), several solutions if he has an AMD processor or an Intel processor. Thats why I did that because he didnt specify which one.

    Aslo, only hardware failure can cause random crashes in a computer. Most common is hardware, less common = mobo hardware, even less common to diagnose is PSU. OS will not crash and force reboot unless you manage to screw up windows registry and heavily corrupted the essential root windows boot file. It is even less likely for operating systems and software to have unannounced crashes because upon restart windows automatically generate "appfailure.exe" to tell the user what went wrong.

    His problem is directly a cause of some hardware having issue.
  8. Lol. I have build four high end PCs. And seen many forums posts where people have had random reboots and then realized they had a bent pin on their motherboard. So I wanted to rule that out. You are the rudest, most condescending person I have ever encountered on this forum. I'm not going to doubt your knowledge because I'm not an arrogant egotist, but your first post stated that he was 'overheating his CPU'. If he had an Intel CPU realtemp would have indicated if it was a temperature problem. It couldn't literally be anything, but there are a lot of possibilities. You are over analyzing what I have said. I'm done with you, stop replying to me. If you know everything then the OP should be able to fix his problem with your 'help'. Good bye. And to the OP, good luck. I hope someone can help you out.
  9. Alex Kelly said:
    Lol. I have build four high end PCs. And seen many forums posts where people have had random reboots and then realized they had a bent pin on their motherboard. So I wanted to rule that out. You are the rudest, most condescending person I have ever encountered on this forum. I'm not going to doubt your knowledge because I'm not an arrogant egotist, but your first post stated that he was 'overheating his CPU'. If he had an Intel CPU realtemp would have indicated if it was a temperature problem. It couldn't literally be anything, but there are a lot of possibilities. You are over analyzing what I have said. I'm done with you, stop replying to me. If you know everything then the OP should be able to fix his problem with your 'help'. Good bye. And to the OP, good luck. I hope someone can help you out.


    A pin on a mobo do not become bent suddenly >_>. Bent pin on mobos happen right out of manufacturing. Given the fact his computer is working previously and just experience some crashes, its not the pins.

    Stop trying to act like you know what you are doing when you don't. Now you are just like a youtube commenting loser trying to earn a trophy for randomly hitting something correct.

    It is amusing for you to tell me to stop replying when you constantly reply back. Face it, the only reason you want me to stop replying to you its the fact that I am right and you are wrong. And you know it.
  10. OK..how about OP. use CoreTemp too
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