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Another Random Restart Issue

By Green_Hawk
Sep 27, 2005
  1. Hello! Last year I upgraded this Dell Dimension 8200 from a 1.80ghz P4 to a 2.80ghz P4, before doing so I upgraded the BIOS from A03 to A09 to accept such speeds, from the Dell website. The PC worked fine, and still works fine. Only on the occation does it restart itself from an error. Which I just unchecked via My Computer properties. The windows message that I get tells me that my BIOS does not match my processor!

    My powersource is still stock. There is probably a good chance it would be a culprit, as it's powering the 2.80ghz P4 and a Radeon 9800XT. I'm just confused as to the error message referring to my BIOS. :hotbounce
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    I think you need a new power supply. Dell uses PS's as low as 200w, especially in older machines. You need 350-400w. You will also have to get the replacement PS from Dell as they use proprietary PS's and motherboards.
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