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December 27, 2012 8:40:09 PM

A week ago my computer would randomly restart quite often then after awhile it would not stay on for more than 2 seconds but then it resolved itself once I was able to do a windows repair. Now for 2-3 days my computer will restart by itself for a split second maybe once every 12 hours. What could be causing this?
December 27, 2012 9:02:27 PM

I can't run a disk check either, every time I try a message pops up real quick saying it's unable to do it because of my software or something.
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December 27, 2012 10:19:38 PM

Have you checked for dust inside? Open the case and blow it out with canned compressed air. Probably things are overheating in there. If that helps you can run other diagnostics then.
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December 27, 2012 10:21:33 PM

update your bios for one
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/308518-30-update-bios

then check your temps for me

and please tell me what programs you ahve installed becuase it could be a problem with software

note: update all of your drivers

also it sounds like a psu failure or it having problems can you test your system with another psu? or gpu(graphics card)?
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December 27, 2012 10:43:19 PM

PanicMaster85 said:
update your bios for one
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/308518-30-update-bios

then check your temps for me

and please tell me what programs you ahve installed becuase it could be a problem with software

note: update all of your drivers

also it sounds like a psu failure or it having problems can you test your system with another psu? or gpu(graphics card)?



My CPU temp is around 28C



All my drivers are up to date except 4, can't see where to update them the drivers that are not up to date
[1] (2) Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
[2] AMD High Definition Audio Device
[3] ATI I/O Communications Processor SMBus Controller

I don't have another psu or gpu I could use


Heres what I have

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.93 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($117.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($27.00 @ Compuvest)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $613.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 19:48 EST-0500)
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December 30, 2012 2:03:52 AM

PanicMaster85 said:
run memtest
http://www.memtest.org/

and whenever it shuts off run who crashed
http://download.cnet.com/WhoCrashed/3000-2094_4-7520582...



Ran who crashed after each time it crashed and it said no errors or dumpfiles or whatevere, and i've been running memtest for a little over 2 hours and have 2 passes so far how long is it recommended to run memtest?

Also, I did not overclock my system yet waiting until the crashes stop
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December 30, 2012 5:29:23 AM

PanicMaster85 said:
i think then that narrows it down to the gpu, psu, or cpu ok run burnintest to test the cpu
http://www.passmark.com/download/bit_download.htm



Ok, I will try that in a little bit but could it be something with my harddrive? The one error I got while trying to run the disk check said to do a system restore and then try again. So I tried to do a system restore and this is what popped up



But I cannot run a disk check on it because I get an error about recent sofware installation
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 30, 2012 11:35:05 PM

ok yeah its your hard drive sorry i didnt notice you were getting error when you tried to run the diskcheck
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