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PC restarts itself, bad memory??

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December 17, 2010 5:54:18 AM

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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a b } Memory
December 17, 2010 6:43:22 AM

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?
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a b } Memory
December 17, 2010 6:43:38 AM

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.
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December 17, 2010 7:06:48 AM

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.
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December 17, 2010 7:08:02 AM

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.
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a b } Memory
December 17, 2010 7:33:11 AM

Do a memtest86+ and see if it turns up anything!
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December 17, 2010 7:52:16 AM

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 :-(
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a b } Memory
December 17, 2010 7:59:54 AM

Burn it on to a bootable CD and run it!
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a b } Memory
December 17, 2010 3:45:22 PM

Even if you find a RAM problem, that Chokemax PSU probably needs to go too.
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December 17, 2010 3:46:33 PM

Also,,,try and upgrade your ram to 2x2, a lot of mobo's have timing problems with 4x1 of ram....:) 
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December 17, 2010 5:11:53 PM

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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December 17, 2010 5:36:35 PM

Best answer selected by joshyua.
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December 17, 2010 6:32:57 PM

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