Pc constantly rebooting

I just got a new pc and it constantly rebooting, wondering if anybody can help. My system has the following components Western Digital 2TB SATA3 Samsung SH-B123L LightScribe 12x Blu-ray/DVD Combo Drive Razer Naga Molten Special Edition mouse Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard Intel Core i7 2700K Processor LGA1155 3.5GHz CPU Gigabyte GV-N580SO-15I GTX 580 Super Overclock Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 4xDDR3 HDMI GLAN 2xPCI-E USB3.0 SATA3 RAID1394 A G Skill 16G(4X4G) DDR3 1600MHZ PC3-12800 CL9(12800CL9Q-16GBZL) D-Link DWA-525 WIRELESS 150 LAN PCI ADAPTER Antec Three Hundred Tower Gaming Case- Black NO PSU Antec ATX TruePower 750W before it was constantly rebooting every 5-`0 minutes, but i open up the case and have a fan right infront of it, now it runs for 30min until it reboots. however, everytime i run a game, i only have BF3 at the moment, it'll reboot when the game start the launch. i've updated all the drivers, windows, game, everything that i can think of but still unable to resolve this issue. can anybody help me out? i'm running win 7 ultimate, the only thing installed is bf3. thanks
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  1. Change the PSU to a better brand. I suggest OCZ Modxstream Pro 700 watts 80+ certified.
  2. peeonsoc said:
    - Black NO PSU Antec ATX TruePower 750W before it was constantly rebooting every 5-`0 minutes, but i open up the case and have a fan right infront of it, now it runs for 30min until it reboots.
    The sentence fragmenting, plus poor, or nonexistent punctuation, makes this part indecipherable. Yet, this is likely where the problem originates. Therefore, please rephrase.
  3. Have you by chance checked your CPU temps? Do you have an aftermarket heat sink or the included one?
  4. Noworldorder said:
    The sentence fragmenting, plus poor, or nonexistent punctuation, makes this part indecipherable. Yet, this is likely where the problem originates. Therefore, please rephrase.


    Hi Guys,

    Sorry, about my garbled request, i only had 2 mins to type the message coz my computer was rebooting all the time...from the top again

    My system has the following components
    Western Digital 2TB SATA3
    Samsung SH-B123L LightScribe 12x Blu-ray/DVD Combo Drive
    Razer Naga Molten Special Edition mouse
    Logitech G110 Gaming Keyboard
    Intel Core i7 2700K Processor LGA1155 3.5GHz CPU
    Gigabyte GV-N580SO-15I GTX 580 Super Overclock
    Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 4xDDR3 HDMI GLAN 2xPCI-E USB3.0 SATA3 RAID1394 A
    G Skill 16G(4X4G) DDR3 1600MHZ PC3-12800 CL9(12800CL9Q-16GBZL)
    D-Link DWA-525 WIRELESS 150 LAN PCI ADAPTER
    Antec Three Hundred Tower Gaming Case- Black NO PSU
    Antec ATX TruePower 750W

    Yesterday, when i send out the request, my computer was constantly rebooting every 5-10 mins. so i did not have time to type the message.

    I been re-installing windows 7 several times now and i think i found the cause of the problem.

    I have been trying to install windows and test each time i install a monitor and noted that everytime i install the GTX 580 drivers, my PC started to reboot.

    Its the same in most of the instances. Even now, i installed everything except the GTX 580 drivers and it works fine.

    now all i need is to find out how to fix it ><. anybody has any ideas?
  5. Well what driver are you installing that's causing the issue? Have you tried another one?
  6. aqe040466 said:
    Change the PSU to a better brand. I suggest OCZ Modxstream Pro 700 watts 80+ certified.


    ROFL- I'd take the Antec over the OCZ any day. You can't help but laugh at some of the stupid things people post, this one should go into the "dumbest post of the week" drawing.
  7. Some vague ideas come to mind;
    Is the GPU installed in the upper-most slot?
    Is the BIOS set to PCI or PCIe?
    You mentioned earlier that blowing a fan somewhere helped - blowing where?
  8. Noworldorder said:
    Some vague ideas come to mind;
    Is the GPU installed in the upper-most slot?
    Is the BIOS set to PCI or PCIe?
    You mentioned earlier that blowing a fan somewhere helped - blowing where?


    Yes
    Yes
    blowing into the case, i opened up the side panel and have the fan blowing directly into it.

    The system was rebooting madly before when i was installing windows, so i guess the idea of the driver was rebooting the system seems to have gone out the window. i'm back to square one :(
  9. RMA the video card. It's probably crashing due to a bad GPU or the video card RAM.

    peeonsoc said:
    Yes
    Yes
    blowing into the case, i opened up the side panel and have the fan blowing directly into it.

    The system was rebooting madly before when i was installing windows, so i guess the idea of the driver was rebooting the system seems to have gone out the window. i'm back to square one :(
  10. Actually, for it to be "rebooting like mad" tells me the CPU isn't getting cooled. Is the CPU fan plugged into the proper header?
  11. Like I said before make sure your CPU temps are where they should be. If you have improper thermal paste application or poor cooling your PC may spontaneously reboot to protect you. However it could very well be a number of issues. Download RealTempGT and check your CPU temps before you RMA anything, whether it be PSU or GPU.
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