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Build keeps restarting itself

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April 21, 2011 11:41:29 AM

Hello Tom's Hardware Community,

My build keeps restarting itself, i have been using it since November but this last week it has decided to keep re booting, and only when im playing games.

I've played a lot of Football Manager 2011 on this machine but now it just starts re starting, and recently has been doing it while i was doing a run through of Portal.

Both games aren't high on the graphic specs, but im wondering if something is overheating?

Im still a newbiee at al this and im a little worried something is wrong and not 100% sure where to start with it all.

Any help is much appreciated.

I downloaded PC Wizard and im getting temps of:

TMPIN0- 34c
TMPIN1- 37c
TMPIN- 128c (not sure if this high, or an error from PC Wizard)

Core 1- 21c
Core 2- 21c

Graphics card- 34c

System Specs:

MBoard - Asus M4A785TD-M EVO
Processor - AMD Phenom II X2 555
Ram - 4GB
Video - ATI Radeon HD 5700

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a c 103 B Homebuilt system
April 21, 2011 12:05:38 PM

128C usually means broken or missing sensor, that is if it just stays there all the time. What PSU do you have?
April 21, 2011 12:48:31 PM

corsair 450w

yeah it just stays at 128c constantly
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a c 103 B Homebuilt system
April 21, 2011 12:52:16 PM

Broken/missing sensor! That PSU is plenty so you need to get the BSOD code so you can find out what is causing it. In BIOS there should be a setting to disable auto start on shut down.
April 21, 2011 1:14:08 PM

ok, well i will just have to wait till it happens again. Its sporadic to say the least.

i will shut off auto start and then post again when i get the message. Will it hang on the BSOD to grab the code? or will it be quick?

I haven't noticed a blue screen yet, it just jumps right to a black screen then my motherboard screen and starts windows.

a c 103 B Homebuilt system
April 21, 2011 1:43:01 PM

That is because it is enabled in bios to start right up on failure.
April 21, 2011 2:13:47 PM

Note: afaik, you can disable auto-restart from windows.
System Properties> Advanced> Startup and Recovery> Settings> System failure> uncheck 'Automatically Restart'
At that point if your machine hangs, it will show you the BSOD until you manually restart it.