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Computer restarting randomly?

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January 20, 2007 3:46:05 AM

I recently built a computer (month), but it is beginning to restart randomly. I don't notice if there is a pattern of when it restarts. But the last couple times I was just doing nothing.

Also, which is better for my 2GB OCZ DDR2 800 RAM?
400 MHz


333 MHz

January 20, 2007 4:44:01 AM

you have to give us full specs :!:
January 20, 2007 4:55:50 AM

intel c2d e64
xfx geforce 7900 gs extreme
ocz 2gb ddr2 800 pc 6400 ram
250 gb seagate HD
thermaltake purepower 600w psu
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January 20, 2007 5:59:02 AM

Without knowing more about your system, I can only suggest some common issues to look into:

- PSU is inadequate
- RAM is faulty (run memtest86 as mentioned)
- Something may not be connected properly / some sort of short.

First thing I'd do, however, is consider setting your BIOS to defaults/auto and see if it resolves it so you know which direction to head.
February 11, 2007 4:17:04 AM

The problem has gotten worse. My FPS in WoW has gone down and now I recieve messages that says my system has recovered from a serious error. Can someone give me a link for memtest86?
February 11, 2007 8:02:56 AM

Ive experienced the same problem...thought it was a drive then thought it was memory then this then test actually feels as tho Ive been to pluto and back(which isnt a planet anymore anyway).I'm almost convinved its a drive(80 gig sata raid 0)thats giving me a stirr 8O ...gonna reflash my bios and try to order a couple new drives...Let us know what happens...goodluck
February 11, 2007 8:57:11 AM

It may be as simple as a bad driver, likely video. Try the newest WHQL driver for your video card.