Vista reboots a few times after the 'first' boot of the day

Hi, my pc reboots about 3/4 times everyday after my first failed boot in the day, then sometimes it manages to work after the 4th boot. WHen i say failed i mean the pc randomly restarts when it gets to the vista loading bar screen.

IT SEEMS like this is cause the computer is cold and is needed to warm up? i heard some people say power draw is highest in boot but im not sure. I can play bioshock 2 fine with high settings and im sure that uses a lot of power? i have no problems once ive booted, can even restart like 8 times once ive gotten past the 1st good boot. i Can even shut down pc, wait 2 minutes and press the button again and it boots fine.

Before i had a nvidia 7950gx2 and this died ( i think) so i got a new card but same problem now. the 7950gx2 was busted i guess cause the drivers don't work and when i put it in another pc straight away blue screen.

I have some windows updates installed, avast, ati drivers.

vista 32bit home premium
Core duo e6600 2.4ghz
2gb ram ddr2
psu - PFC 350W 3.3V-20A 5v-32A 12v-16A
Ati radeon hd4850
x1 320gb hDD sata II?
x1 dvd drive
x1 fan at the back on my pc connected to motherboard
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  1. Looks like a weak power supply issue. I use antec and ocz ps. Corsair and seasonic are also excellent.
  2. o1die said:
    Looks like a weak power supply issue. I use antec and ocz ps. Corsair and seasonic are also excellent.



    cool thanks, but i was wondering about gaming, when im playin bioshock 2 surely that uses more power than booting? and i NEVER get reboots in-game.
  3. You can try flashing the bios; I've had 4 dead boards in 19 years after flashing, so it happens once in awhile. This may or may not help.
  4. o1die said:
    You can try flashing the bios; I've had 4 dead boards in 19 years after flashing, so it happens once in awhile. This may or may not help.


    oh, did you mean your motherboard died AFTER you flash or you flashed your bios to get rid of it... what?

    DOes flashing your bios mean updating it? or is that completely diff thing.
  5. kakazen said:
    o1die said:
    You can try flashing the bios; I've had 4 dead boards in 19 years after flashing, so it happens once in awhile. This may or may not help.


    oh, did you mean your motherboard died AFTER you flash or you flashed your bios to get rid of it... what?

    DOes flashing your bios mean updating it? or is that completely diff thing.


    Yes falshing means to update the bios firmware, but if there is any problem with the mobo, then it becomes dead mobo as he said. Have u tried reinstalling the OS?,
    and check this link out,
    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110416134346AACmgg3
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