My computer keeps on restarting

By drew_twitch
Oct 13, 2005
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  1. I just rebuilt my old computer. i got a new case, motherboard, processor, videocard, hard drive and o/s. you can check this in my profile. Anyways everything went smoothly except sometimes my computer just restarts itself.
    I have no idea how to fix this. so please help me!
  2. drew_twitch

    drew_twitch Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    here are my spec

    Processor:
    AMD ATHLON 64 PROCESSOR 2800+
    Motherboard:
    ASUS K8N
    Memory:
    512MB
    Videocard:
    NVIDIA GEFORCE FX 5200
    Soundcard/Speakers:
    ASUS BUILT IN MOTHERBOARD SOUNDCARD
    Hard Disk(s):
    Seagate 80 GB
    Case:
    RAIDMAX SCORPIO 868W
    Comments on system #1:
    WINDOWS 98XP PRO VER.2002 SERVICE PACK 2
  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    ok we need some more info on the problem. We know it shuts down, but when does it do it? How long has this been happening? And have you made any changes recently?
  4. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 Newcomer, in training Posts: 304

    It could be your PSU?
  5. drew_twitch

    drew_twitch Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks for replying,
    anyways, it restarts whenever it wants to. sometimes its restarts after i start up. Other times it just runs fine. Its does it off and on, ever since I rebuilt it. I just recently upgraded my comp from winows 98 to xp pro. also i just installed my new video card too. all my hardware is brand new. except for my cd rom and floppy drive.
  6. Crimsonite

    Crimsonite Newcomer, in training


    Sounds like another possible PSU problem. Did the problem start AFTER you installed the new video card? If yes it's probably the PSU not putting out enough power to feed it; if not then try booting up and running the system with another stick of RAM. Or if you have two sticks then interchange them to see if you have faulty memory.
  7. stepfour

    stepfour Newcomer, in training

    PSU Problem

    Hi drew_twitch.

    Did you manage to fix your pc?
    I had this problem once before
    and when I replaced my powersupply
    the problems disappeared.
    Try getting a 300W powersupply.

    Bye!
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