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Comp Restarts For No Reason

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  • Power Supplies
Last response: in CPUs
June 18, 2003 1:27:58 AM

If I didnt have a big enough power supply, would that contribute to my computer always shutting down in windows or freezing when I play games? When I check my cpu temp. its around 145-150F when it shuts down or freezes. What could my problem be?

System Specs:
MSI K7N2 NForce MotherBoard
AMD Athlon XP 2200+
256Mb Crucial DDR 333 Ram
ATI Radeon 2700 128Mb
Maxtor 40Gb HD

I'm not sure about the power supply, but I dont think thats its more than 300W (at most). More likely around 250W. What else could the problem be if its not the power supply?

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June 18, 2003 2:00:57 AM

I had the exact same problem. Reseating the Heatsink should fix it. DO NOT FORGET THE THERMAL PASTE! No matter how many times I tell people this, someone always seats a Heatsink dry. Also, I would recommend atleast a 350w PSU for your system, a 300 may cut it, but a 250 could not in any way.

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June 20, 2003 5:57:14 AM

Hi, one commonly overlooked problem with pc's restarting automatically is memory, as in you RAM. Make sure you ram is getting enough power(check in BIOS/ Power Settings) also make sure the memory timings aren't set aggressively.