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28-May-2008, 04:46 PM #1
My computer keeps randomly crashing.
My computer randomly crashes fairly often after the fan begins to surge. The first several times it came as a memory dump, but then it simply turned off with no error message. When I restart it gives the option to start in safe mode but I rarely do, unless I can't have it crash again. It often happens while running videos. I found a post that said that it was probably a bad memory cell, so I replaced/upgraded my memory but it still happens, if not more often. At this point, windows explorer is running faster than normal and every time I shut down vista installs four updates. At first I thought it was weird that they kept putting out updates, at this point I realize that they are the same updates. What I can figure out at this point is that it is either a problem with my motherboard's circuits having a short or vista having something wrong w/ it.
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28-May-2008, 05:18 PM #2
What are these 4 updates that keep getting installed?
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28-May-2008, 05:39 PM #3
It never says, just says four updates that vista automatically installs when I shut down.
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01-Jun-2008, 08:51 PM #4
Question system shutdown
I had the same issue with three pc's.
The issue was that the CPU was overheating.

Remove your heat sink and make sure that it is not clogged with dust, this will not allow the fan to disapate the heat.

By doing this solved constant system reboot, after you have checked this go into the bios and see at what rpm is your cpu fan is running at ?

In my case it's a stock heatsink/Fan and it runs about 2600 rpm.

Hope this helps
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01-Jun-2008, 10:03 PM #5
Still under warranty?
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