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February 20, 2013 6:25:44 PM

Hi, I have old computer and I am really confused what happen to it suddenly. My PC is getting restart again & again automatically, i was using Windows XP Sp3 nad I thought it must be some Windows problem then I formatted my PC to Windows 7 and still the problem is there. Some of my friends saying that it is a Overheating problem. I will paste my processor , motherboard model number & the temperature reading.

CPU - http://i.imgur.com/u6u9OkB.jpg

Motherboard - http://i.imgur.com/IM3iU1e.jpg

RAM - http://i.imgur.com/shD6yj3.jpg

GPU - http://i.imgur.com/5IfsaZj.jpg

Temperature Reading - http://i.imgur.com/E4jGzsN.jpg
(Maximum Reading is 83Degree Celsius).

I haven't done any OC or anything, I am just confused why I am getting restart again & again ? Is this Overheating problem or some Virus Problem ? Please help.
Thank you.

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February 20, 2013 7:38:34 PM

Could be a variety of problems. Does your computer reboot at random times? Or at the same time (i.e. right after windows boots up)? I would do some security scans just to check as well, using programs like avast, superantispyware, malwarebytes (all free) and see if anything comes up.

If it is overheating, your system will generally automatically shutdown itself if the CPU gets to a certain level to prevent any real damage from happening, but of course you can check temps using coretemp, etc.

If your PC is getting old, I would probably check the CMOS battery as well. It might not cause the reboots, but symptons can vary.
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February 20, 2013 9:17:35 PM

My first thought would be the old thermal paste (TIM) has dried out and is not transferring heat from CPU to cooler properly. Or possibly the CPU cooler's fan isn't working or is clogged with dust. The first is remedied by cleaning the old TIM from the CPU/cooler surfaces and applying new. The second is remedied by a good blowing out of the case and hdwr. if it is a dust problem. Replacing the cooler if it isn't spinning the fan.
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February 21, 2013 3:28:37 AM

drg889 said:
Could be a variety of problems. Does your computer reboot at random times? Or at the same time (i.e. right after windows boots up)? I would do some security scans just to check as well, using programs like avast, superantispyware, malwarebytes (all free) and see if anything comes up.

If it is overheating, your system will generally automatically shutdown itself if the CPU gets to a certain level to prevent any real damage from happening, but of course you can check temps using coretemp, etc.

If your PC is getting old, I would probably check the CMOS battery as well. It might not cause the reboots, but symptons can vary.

Okay, I will check if there is any virus or malware.
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February 21, 2013 3:33:40 AM

clutchc said:
My first thought would be the old thermal paste (TIM) has dried out and is not transferring heat from CPU to cooler properly. Or possibly the CPU cooler's fan isn't working or is clogged with dust. The first is remedied by cleaning the old TIM from the CPU/cooler surfaces and applying new. The second is remedied by a good blowing out of the case and hdwr. if it is a dust problem. Replacing the cooler if it isn't spinning the fan.

ya that can also be the problem, i will change the thermal pasting, thanks for reminding. And give give a blow in motherboard , case etc.
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February 28, 2013 6:13:06 AM

Best answer selected by hershgupta.
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