Restarting... Created 12 years ago2007-03-13 08:30:25 UTC by Strider Strider

Created 12 years ago2007-03-13 08:30:25 UTC by Strider Strider

Posted 12 years ago2007-03-13 08:30:25 UTC Post #215700
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/551360-restarting-restarting-restarting.html

Please look and offer any advice you can. Post here or on Tech Support Guy.. it doesn't matter. Help VERY MUCH appreciated.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 12 years ago2007-03-13 11:42:41 UTC Post #215710
I didn't quite understand because of my none-l33t computer english.
But I think I've had a similar problem.

The root of the problem turned out to be the RAM-memory wich I had to change for an other.
After changing the memory everything worked fine.

If you have two computers, try taking the RAM from the second computer to the one wich has the problem and see if it still occours.

Ah, looky: oom oom.
The computer restarted itself once every day or something.
And eventualy the computer didn't even start.
All because of RAM.
Madcow MadcowSpy zappin my udder
Posted 12 years ago2007-03-13 12:23:08 UTC Post #215713
Maybe your fan is dusty. The samething happend to my brother because of a dusty fan, and he also has a dual core.
Posted 12 years ago2007-03-13 13:40:10 UTC Post #215727
If, as you say on TSG, it's now dying every five seconds, you're not going to be able to run a memory test.

What kind of thermal interface material are you using between the CPU and the heatsink? Is it a pad that was stuck on, or the usual tube-goo compound?
Seventh-Monkey Seventh-MonkeyPretty nifty
Posted 12 years ago2007-03-14 09:18:53 UTC Post #215800
The root of the problem turned out to be the RAM-memory wich I had to change for an other.
After changing the memory everything worked fine.

If you have two computers, try taking the RAM from the second computer to the one wich has the problem and see if it still occours.
I certainly hope it's not the RAM, it's brand new and cost me about $400. I cannot test other RAM as the only other type i have is DDR and my PC needs DDR2.
Maybe your fan is dusty. The samething happend to my brother because of a dusty fan, and he also has a dual core.
I've only had the case for about 2 weeks now, there's no chance they're dusty.
What kind of thermal interface material are you using between the CPU and the heatsink? Is it a pad that was stuck on, or the usual tube-goo compound?
A pad that was already on the heatsink.

I'm very annoyed that my PC worked perfectly fine one day, and after no change seems to be on death's door. I don't see anything that could of happened, and i definately can't see how it can be overheating in just mere seconds. Something else i'm guessing the power is probably playing up.

As it is now, when i boot it up, everything begins to start up, the fans start spinning, the led's come on.. then boom. It's off, it restarts.. boom it's off again, and so on.
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Posted 12 years ago2007-03-14 12:10:15 UTC Post #215805
Did you flash your bios?
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 12 years ago2007-03-14 12:15:19 UTC Post #215808
Whats the PSU your using? Linky.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 12 years ago2007-03-14 12:34:49 UTC Post #215810
Run Memtest and other diagnostic tools. This is extremely useful. I'm not sure exactly how far you get before the comp restarts (techguy.org isn't loading, info plz) but if you can boot a cd, run this. It'll help.
Posted 12 years ago2007-03-14 19:50:28 UTC Post #215838
Did you flash your bios?
No not yet, i don't think it's got anything to even do with the BIOS, people over at Tech Support Guy seem to think its either a memory or PSU fault. If i have to, i will though.
Whats the PSU your using? Linky.
It's an Antec TruePower Trio 650w, brand new.
Run Memtest and other diagnostic tools. This is extremely useful. I'm not sure exactly how far you get before the comp restarts (techguy.org isn't loading, info plz) but if you can boot a cd, run this. It'll help.
I'm afraid running any sort of test is impossible at the moment. It's shutting off and rebooting about 3-5 seconds after every startup. It doesn't even get far enough to bring up anything on screen.

I am going to try removing/swapping the RAM and trying using an older PSU this afternoon after work, see if i can root out the problem.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 12 years ago2007-03-15 19:04:11 UTC Post #215953
Let us know how it goes.
Seventh-Monkey Seventh-MonkeyPretty nifty
Posted 12 years ago2007-03-15 19:06:44 UTC Post #215954
If you get to swapping the PSU, make sure its gonna have enough power for all of your components, so that you know for sure.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 12 years ago2007-03-15 19:33:03 UTC Post #215962
Just don't fry a PSU, it can cause some srsly dmgz!!!

Just replace everything part by part and see what works.
Posted 12 years ago2007-03-15 21:19:47 UTC Post #215976
Let us know how it goes.
Couldn't do it last night, i will tonight though.
If you get to swapping the PSU, make sure its gonna have enough power for all of your components, so that you know for sure.
I have an old 550w one i can swap, should be ok for now.
Just replace everything part by part and see what works.
I'll just pull the money out of my arse to do that.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 12 years ago2007-03-15 21:23:34 UTC Post #215977
Don't just look at the watts, look at the amps and whatnot. Make sure it complies with everything you have.

If its a nice power supply, something that costs more than 30 dollars, than you shouldn't, USUALLY, have to worry about it.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 12 years ago2007-03-15 21:23:51 UTC Post #215978
Always a good place to start
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 12 years ago2007-03-15 21:32:08 UTC Post #215981
If its a nice power supply, something that costs more than 30 dollars, than you shouldn't, USUALLY, have to worry about it.
The 650w one i bought for my new PC cost me a fair whack. It's very annoying to think it's screwed already.

But.. we'll see how things go tonight.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 12 years ago2007-03-15 21:44:15 UTC Post #215992
It happens. You cant trust everything you buy is gonna work.

Hopefully you have some sort of return policy for the failed component(s).
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 12 years ago2007-03-15 21:51:11 UTC Post #215996
Yeah should do. I was just hoping it'd be atleast a month before anything died on me. ;P
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