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04-Aug-2012, 04:02 AM #1
Computer restarts without warning.
Hey everyone,
Not a tech head so bear with me.
I've just moved flat and after I did my computer keeps rebooting itself every so often. There doesn't seem to be any reason to it.
I've check that all my fans are still working and that all the cables and cards and what not are corrected install and that something hasn't been knocked but everything seems fine to me.
I had a wee gander round the internet and it pointed me to check my system log and the two error codes I'm getting every time this happens is;
Event I.D 41 + Event I.D 6008.

The I have just recently got a new Graphics card, 4gb extra of ram and a wireless adapter. These were all installed on a clean version of windows 7.

Any help anyone could give me would be very much welcome. Thanks in advance. Any info you need please ask away. (:
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04-Aug-2012, 10:35 AM #2
Post your complete system specs including power supply manufacturer and size. If it is a big box computer like Dell or HP post the model #. You can also use
http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
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05-Aug-2012, 01:39 PM #3
Sorry for the late reply
Here are the specs
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8138 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti, 1023 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76308 MB, Free - 39013 MB; E: Total - 953865 MB, Free - 489323 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., M5A97
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
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05-Aug-2012, 02:03 PM #4
What is your power supply? Manufacturer and model # and approximate age.
Have you tried plugging into another outlet preferably in another room.

I would check inside the case and make sure nothing came loose during the move and reseat the RAM and the video card.
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05-Aug-2012, 02:54 PM #5
I Have tried different outlets. I will reseat everything and post the model and manufacturer up a.s.a.p
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05-Aug-2012, 03:26 PM #6
Re seat everything. The Video card felt a little loose (Though I was still get video to my screen) but I've now full reseated it.
The power supply is
Power X3 Pro Edition. I'm not sure the model number (There didn't seem tobe one on it) there was a serial code which was SUMPWX110100164 and it runs at 230/v. I'd say it's about 6 months old. Defo under a year. And it is the oldest part of my rig.
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05-Aug-2012, 04:17 PM #7
I may have a slight break thru.
The bios isn't detecting the PSU fan though it is spinly (admittly it seems pretty slow.) So I'm wondering/guessing that this may be the problem.
Verdict? And if so any ideas to solve for? I can buy a new PSU. Which I am most likely to do.
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05-Aug-2012, 05:23 PM #8
I would definately suggest a new PSU. Corsiar, Seasonic, PC Power & Cooling are excellent. Look for single 12 volt rail. For your rig 550w min up to 750w.
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06-Aug-2012, 09:24 AM #9
shall do (:
Thanks for the help and advice. Guess I gotta wait until payday next week. ThankfullyI have a laptop to do me until then.
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13-Aug-2012, 05:22 AM #10
So sadly I'm back.
I got a new PSU 700W Alpine. Sadly it keeps restarting. I took it into a shop and the guy says their is no problem. He can run all my various power heavy stuff. So I'm wondering now if it's anything to do with my actual power supply? Any ideas anyone?

[By that I mean the sockets rather than say the PSU]
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13-Aug-2012, 09:18 AM #11
The Alpine PSU's are junk. A google search you will find people compaining that they blew up. You need to test with a decent PSU.
You can try another room in the house if you suspect it's your wall outlets or take it to friends house and try it.
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13-Aug-2012, 11:32 AM #12
Awwww shoot. The shop I went to didn't have any ofthe ones you mentioned you I went for the old the more it costs the better it must be.
Since putting it in it only seems to reboot when trying to play games or heavy duty power applications. So I defo think this is power related. I'm in the process of updating all drivers and my windows as I've not done it since I put a clean install on.
Shall prob take a drive to PCworld and get something there.
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13-Aug-2012, 01:14 PM #13
A better quality PSU is needed for the quality of your system. You need preferably a single 12v rail with a minimum if 24amps.
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