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My computer keeps restarting

By surferdude
Oct 8, 2007
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  1. ok i have just recently started to play world of warcraft agen i log in get on my toon. then my computer makes a slight click sound and restarts its self its usaly takes anywhere from 1min to 15min's before its happens. i have tryed the diable auto resart but it still dose it. theres no blue screen or anything.

    i have an 02 computer
    3000+ amd anthon XP prossor
    80GB drive
    512MB ram
    S3 unichrome graphics card

    plz help! ty:cool:
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,712

    Sounds like the power supply unit (PSU) is overheating and the safety cut out is what is making the click.
    Check that the fan is spinning and use a soft clean paint brush to clean the vents and the blades of the fan. If the fan does not spin, replace the PSU.
    Do not under any circumstances try and open the PSU - there are bits in there that can kill.
  3. surferdude

    surferdude TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ty but.... i forgot to say that i just replaced the psu i thought it mighty have been that but i guess not. =/ is there a possibility that the graphics card could be doing? or maybe the processor over heating because it could use some thermal paste.
  4. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,712

    whatever it is, from what you say it sounds like a thermal cut-out doing this.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

  6. surferdude

    surferdude TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thats what i thought also but i took a house fan and had it blowing into my pc and in my pcu and it still dose it.... this is very frustrating
  7. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,712

    Back to the PSU - what is the wattage of the new one?
  8. surferdude

    surferdude TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok they came out witha new patch for the game and my problem went away! thanks god! =D ty for the help guys
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