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random reboots = bad power supply?

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July 16, 2003 2:10:37 PM

I just assembled a new system, and stability is terrible. The system reboots at random no matter what I am doing. I could be using windows, loading windows, at POST, or in BIOS setup!

I suspect it might be the powersupply because it's just like when you press the reset button; there's no blue screen, no froze programs, no error messages, just the reset.

What do you guys/gals think? Is there anything I could do to test and/or fix the problem?


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July 16, 2003 2:18:00 PM

PSU would certainly be my first guess... take a multimeter to it and see what kind of voltage you are getting, or just start unplugging extra drives and stuff that you don't need and see if it improves any.

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July 16, 2003 5:51:09 PM

Power problem as otherwise yuo should get error messages... unless your mobo is causing this.

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