I need help

By limbizkit13
Sep 15, 2009
  1. hey guys a few months ago my computer started restarting itself..i have:
    NVIDIA 9600GT
    8GB RAM

    ive tried everything..i changed my paging file but still..ive reduced my memory to 2gb and it stopped restarting too only restarts when im seeing a movie or playing a game..
    could it be that my graphic card overheats??i have 4 fans at procecor so hes ok..plz help me i have a play-everything computer and i cant enjoy it...

    any help is gratefull
    thanx for your time
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    What PSU do you have?

    Any chance that your mobo battery might have worn out? (Highly unlikely though, since your PC is just a few months old.)

    Check all your temps using this :
  3. limbizkit13

    limbizkit13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    im a little noobie what does psu mean?
  4. limbizkit13

    limbizkit13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok found it psu is 700watts..and my graphic card is 60 celcium...i think its high...what do you think?
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    60C= 140F A bit hot... My 9600GT is running around 40C. I have a single 120mm exhaust fan near the GPU, and a ZEROTherm Nirvana CPU cooler. That's it!
  6. P4PC

    P4PC TS Member Posts: 47

    sounds like something in there is heating up your pc, but it restarts itself? i'd think it should turn off. perhaps it's your graphic card. need a fan or something to make things cool while running. it can also be a program or some virus forcing shut down. i would recommend you re enstall your window just backup your files or if you got an externel hard drive not a big problem to re-install new window ^^ that'll fix your problem for sure.
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It doesn't matter how many fans you have, if the hot air isn't being removed from inside your case. Cool air comes into the case from the front or side. Hot air is removed out the back or out the top of the case
  8. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    and for your information video cards can run upto like 90C without issues most of the time so 60C is nothing i know 8800 ultras that would hit 100c which is extremely hot and they still run so that is ok.
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The restarting issure could be caused by a failing video card or a poor/ outdated video driver
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