PC Reboots itself after being on for a period of time

By be4ker
Mar 9, 2006
  1. My pc randomly reboots itself after a period of time. It usually happens when Im running about 3-4 IE browsers, AIM, and Outlook Express for a while. i thought it was my overclocked CPU that was the problem, so i disabled over heat turn-off in the BIOS. Could there be errors in my registry?

    Athlon 2500+ XP overclocked to 3400+ (42 C at rest)
    Abit NF7-S2 Motherboard
  2. Eric Legge

    Eric Legge TS Rookie Posts: 132

    That processor is seriously overclocked.

    Overclocking reduces the lifespan of the hard ware and also overclocks the RAM and PCI bus, so have you tried not overclocking the system?

    There is no point in turning off the overheating monitor in the BIOS if the processor isn't overheating, which it doesn't appear to be doing if its temperature is only 42 degrees.
  3. be4ker

    be4ker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    im sorry i overclocked it to a 3200+ (1.8 to 2.2 ghz). So what do you suggest I do? could it be my powersupply? To turn off the overclock what settings do i have to change. Thanks
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