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Computer Restarting, no clue

By seleven
Oct 15, 2008
  1. Hey there,

    My computer is relatively new. Dual core 2.6 4gig ram 550 watt Gigabyte MOBO 8800gt built January 08

    Anyway, everyfew months my computer would just randomly restart.. it would go fine for about 1-2 months than randomly restart once or twice. Now, recently my computer will restart within 5min-15min. I have already reformatted and it still does this.. any issues anyone?
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    And Event Viewer says???????
     
  3. seleven

    seleven TS Rookie Topic Starter

    will event viewer reveal anything? i doint know about that...

    aalso wanted to note that going into setting and changing it so it shows BSOD dosent work either. Computer completely restarts it self
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    ??

    Do you mean fan ??

    Also AnalogXP, I found a Trojan in your program here
    Which highly concerns me about your support !
     
  5. seleven

    seleven TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ANY IDEAS why? i cant figure any flippin thing out
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Well confirm any specific events in Event Viewer (as stated by CCT)
    You are able to get to Event Viewer by clicking on Start->Run-> eventvwr.msc

    Have a look for and Minidumps created and then attach them [​IMG] here in a new reply
    You are able to get to the Minidump folder by clicking on Start->Run-> %windir%\Minidump

    Many seemingly hardware related issues can be caused by faulty drivers
    Go to your Computer's or Motherboard's support page, and confirm all drivers are up to date

    Many seemingly hardware related issues can be caused by software (such as Norton)
    Try uninstalling any highly intensive software packages or virtual softwares

    This can be a fault with your Ram (faulty ram can cause many varied issues)
    Please run Memtest on your Ram

    Otherwise this can be a faulty connection, or even just one hardware component
    Have a look at Benchtesting your motherboard

    By the way, even though your Power Supply may work it could still be faulty (due to incorrect voltages)
    You could test with a known working PowerSupply.

    There you go, that will do for a start
     
  7. seleven

    seleven TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thx kim

    i did most of that and for some reason it still restarts.

    i have already reformated/ updated drivers which i thought was the major issue. My fans are all working and temps are normal but 1 thing that i found that delayed the restarts was...

    when i removed the battery from the MOBO and did a reset on that, my computer was able to run clean for around 12 hours but after a day it began the same old restarting crap...

    another symptom is after i shut it down for a night, whenever i try to power the computer back on, it dosent respond when i press the power button and i have to pull the power plug out and repeat it till it works. Also sometime when i restarts, the computer ends up stalling.

    For example when you start your car it revs up then idles... for me it stays reved so the fans keep spinning and nothings happens.

    thx for your help and i hope that can give you any leads as to whats going on.
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Actually Benchtesting is looking good :rolleyes:
     
  9. seleven

    seleven TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well it looks like i think i think i may know the issue
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Benchtesting also involves checking with a known working Power Supply
     
  11. seleven

    seleven TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well i think i know what may be the problem... a stupid POS mobo.

    I recently looked up my old mobo reviews because when i bought it at the time i didint really think much of it since it was new looked good best piece (u know). Turns out that it randomly reboots and is a regular problem.

    GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...=False&VendorMark=&Keywords=(keywords)&Page=2


    any confirmation?
     
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You would need to contact Gigabyte on this

    There may be a Bios update
    Are you using the latest Bios update?
     
  13. seleven

    seleven TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hell my computer cant even turn on anymore =\ imusing my old comp damn how sad first time something has ever broke down on me :{{
     
  14. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  15. seleven

    seleven TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thx for the help KIM ill post tmr and follow that TUT u gave me
     
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