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PC restarting itself

By g4mer
Jan 31, 2010
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  1. I overclocked my AMD Athlon64 3000+ [Venice] from 1.81 to 2.16GHz with BIOS. When I try to play games, PC restarts. My temperature is below 30C. I overclocked CPU FSB Frequency from 200MHz to 240MHz, and i lowered HT Frequency from 5x to 3x. Why is my PC restarting if my CPU temp is low?
     
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Exactly when does it restart, immediately after trying to start a game, sometime after playing the game, or just anytime it feels like while playing the game?
     
  3. g4mer

    g4mer TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 340

    It restarts anytime he wants when i play games. And not just one.
     
  4. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Is that temperature reading the highest it goes?

    Can you please post the temperature for your CPU and graphics card when the comp is not doing anything, and again when you're playing games (or just before it restarts, as close as possible would be nice).
     
  5. g4mer

    g4mer TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 340

    When idle my cpu temp is about 20C or less. I dont know how to detect gpu temp. I have CoreTemp and SpeedFan and they both are showing only cpu temp. My GPU doesnt have a cooler by the way. When playing games my temp is about 35-38C. It can hardly reach 40C.
     
  6. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,053   +76

    well you may have a look at PC Wizard 2010 (from the makers of CPUZ). It gives you lots of info including temperatures.
     
  7. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    It is possible that your RAM cannot hold the speed you're asking of it. When you overclock your FSB by 20%, you also end up overclocking your RAM by 20%. This causes RAM errors and random restarts, which any amount of CPU cooling will not help at all.

    Use memtest and see how long your memory will last. Usually I would set this up to run overnight before I'm content that my RAM is fine. It should be downloadable somewhere here on Techspot.
     
  8. g4mer

    g4mer TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 340

    I downloaded that program, i cheked temps under "Voltage,Temperatures and fans tab", and i didn't see gpu temp. This is what it showed me:
    Processor Temperature :24 °C,
    Mainboard Temperature :25°C,
    Power/Aux Temperature :13°C,
    Thermal Zone :21.8°C,
    AMD Athlon 64 (Diode) :27°C,
    Hard Disk WDC WD800BB-55JKC0 (Assembly) :29°C
    I also cheked in the "Video" tab where it shows me my gpu details, but no temperature.
     
  9. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Your GPU might not have the hardware required for a reading, its okay. Its probably not at fault anyway.

    Also, refer to my last reply.
     
  10. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    May be the PSU can't provide sufficient power? What power supply are you using? Also, I should add that it may be due to lack of power protection. I experienced the same when there were surges.
     
  11. g4mer

    g4mer TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 340

    Well i had a 350W PSU that died, so i bought some cheap 450W PSU. I don't know the manufacturer. I ran that memtest and i had 0 problems.
     
     
  12. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,053   +76

    Cheap PSU's and overclocking doesn't go well hand in hand. Your PSU's actual watttage/ampg may not be what it tells you on the boxt.
     
  13. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    You see, overclocking will involve everything, not just CPU. Another thing to think about is that your CPU just isn't able to overclock that high. Or maybe your motherboard (NB specifically).
     
  14. g4mer

    g4mer TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 340

    Yeah i know that my CPU and PSU are rubbish, its just that i so some guy on the youtube overclocking this CPU to 2.3GHz so i tried to overclock mine. Then my PC started restarting it self when gaming. My CPU is old 5 years i knew that something would go wrong.
     
  15. Ninus84

    Ninus84 TS Rookie

    Name: BlueScreen
    OS-version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.2
    language-ID: 1053


    BCCode: 50
    BCP1: E2DE26DE
    BCP2: 00000000
    BCP3: 826B9AC8
    BCP4: 00000002
    OS Version: 6_0_6002
    Service Pack: 2_0
    Product: 768_1

    Can anyoone PLZZZ help me!!!??? its a a disaster!! I don´t know what to do! My computer just go in bluescreen.. HELP NEEDED!!
     
  16. Ninus84

    Ninus84 TS Rookie

    Ninus84
    Newcomer, in training Member since: Feb 2010, 1 posts

    Name: BlueScreen
    OS-version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.2
    language-ID: 1053


    BCCode: 50
    BCP1: E2DE26DE
    BCP2: 00000000
    BCP3: 826B9AC8
    BCP4: 00000002
    OS Version: 6_0_6002
    Service Pack: 2_0
    Product: 768_1

    Can anyoone PLZZZ help me!!!??? its a a disaster!! I don´t know what to do! My computer just go in bluescreen.. HELP NEEDED!!
     
  17. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,053   +76

    It probably is related to some software/driver/or service being hanging/or crashing. Do you have another user account to login with? If so try using that and see if it happens.

    Also to give us some more meaningful information, go to control panel, admin tools, event viewer, and check system logs thoroughly and see if its logging something about these errors.

    If you can't boot your system normally, trying booting in safe mode, and try the above.
     
  18. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Maniac Posts: 518

    That usually means your system is not stable. Dont OC and try it. gl
     
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