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How do I figure out why my computer randomly restarts?

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December 24, 2012 5:44:36 PM

I built a new computer about a month and a half ago. Before I moved, it worked perfectly. It still works great, but since I've moved it randomly restarts, whether I'm playing a game or just browsing on firefox. Is there anyway to figure out why this is happening? Could it be the outlet I'm using?

Thanks for the help.

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December 24, 2012 5:52:36 PM

It's probably a loose connection or an unseated heat sink causing overheating.

You can check your temps using core temp and/or HWMointor.

For loose connections you could try moving jiggling the wires near the connectors while the PC is on, and see if it shouts down.
December 24, 2012 6:27:23 PM

As Z1NONLY told you, monitor the temps (Core Temp or HWMointor), but use one or another tool, not both at the same time -- check the wires!

If nothing help, and you are sure the computer likes the new home, or it isn´t missing the old one, then you may have a faulty RAM, PSU or motherboard.
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