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PC restarts itself, bad memory??

Specs:
MSI p55-cd53
RX 730SS PSU
i5-760
Corsair 4gb(x1) 1333mhz
Sapphire Radeon HD5850
WD GC 1tb 7200rpm

my newly built PC was working fine, until all the sudden it resets itself. could this be a bad memory issue??
It happened couple times while i was on youtube.

please help.
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  1. Isn't i5 760 dual channel and would need 2 RAM's to work?
    And what is that PSU??

    By reset you mean restart or BIOS resetting itself to its default settings?
  2. That is one of many possibilities. It could also be thermal problems, flaky power, a bad setting in the BIOS, bad video hardware, bad video drivers, or the phase of the moon.

    hell_storm, it's a Raid-max, lending credence to the "flaky power" above.
  3. jsc said:
    That is one of many possibilities. It could also be thermal problems, flaky power, a bad setting in the BIOS, bad video hardware, bad video drivers, or the phase of the moon.

    hell_storm, it's a Raid-max, lending credence to the "flaky power" above.


    so that is actually not a reliable PSU? that sucks...no wonder it was cheap...haha.
  4. hell_storm2004 said:
    Isn't i5 760 dual channel and would need 2 RAM's to work?
    And what is that PSU??

    By reset you mean restart or BIOS resetting itself to its default settings?


    Computer restarts. and it shows me a page of windows troubleshooting saying that it was caused by the RAM.
  5. Do a memtest86+ and see if it turns up anything!
  6. hell_storm2004 said:
    Do a memtest86+ and see if it turns up anything!


    i would, but i dont have a floppy drive on my pc :-(
  7. Burn it on to a bootable CD and run it!
  8. Even if you find a RAM problem, that Chokemax PSU probably needs to go too.
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    Also,,,try and upgrade your ram to 2x2, a lot of mobo's have timing problems with 4x1 of ram....:)
  10. Onus said:
    Even if you find a RAM problem, that Chokemax PSU probably needs to go too.


    its that bad huh...? haha
    it actually has decent review on newegg...
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