Another "my computer restarts randomly" post

By abzazia
Feb 23, 2007
  1. Hey,
    My computer restarts randomly, and i mean REALLY randomly. Sometimes when its idle, and somtimes during high stress.
    I ran memtest & updated my bios.
    I did the thing so that windows won't restart automaticly, but will show me the BSOD, but it still restart with no BSOD, so i think its a hardware thing.
    Acoording to what u guys wrote here in all kinds of posts, it should be either CPU heat, or PSU problems.
    I don't think its heat, beacuse it happens during idle times just as it happends during high stress times.

    My specs:
    Processor: Intel core 2 duo E6400
    Motherboard: Asus P5B
    Mem: DDR2 512Mb 533MHz CL2 Kingston
    Graphics: Sapphire Radeon X1950PRO 256MB PCIe
    PSU: Enermax Noisetaker 420W
    1 7200RPM SATAII HD
    1 CD/DVD Burner; 1 1.44" drive
    2 PCI Cards (Tv, and wirless network)
    2 12cm case fans
    2 USB devices constanly connected (mouse+keyboard)

    1. Does any of u know of any software that will log my CPU temp, so i can review it and check what it was just before it restarted?
    2. Do you think its the PSU? because eXtreme Power Supply Calculator says the max PSU i need, +35% is no more the 409W...
    3. When i have a power failure in my house, my computer won't turn on again for a while. u think it got something to do with the restarts?

    Thanx ahead,
  2. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Posts: 274

    how old is the psu?
  3. abzazia

    abzazia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    all the parts are about 2 months old, but the problem exists since i first assembled the computer.
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