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New Computer Restarts Randomly

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by colc8270, Feb 3, 2007.

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  1. colc8270

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    I have just recently built 2 new computers, same exact components about a month ago. One of them works great, the other restarts randomly usually when installing something. The windows error files are mini.dmp and sysdata.xml and when I send the error report it tells me thats its a hardware error with either : CPU, Motherboard, RAM, or Power Supply. I have replaced all and still have the random restarts. I have run memtest86 with no errors. I don't know what else to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    colc: May be a heat problem. Try reseating the CPU/heatsink/fan using Arctic silver or another thermal paste. A thin coating is all you need. Too much and you defeat the purpose.
    Hope it helps.
     
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    Thanks, but I've already used Arctic Silver and checked the temperatures of the motherboard and processor and they're not hot at all. Any other ideas?
     
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    It restarts only when you are installing something. Does it run OK at all other times?

    Check the mobo's Capacitors. See if there is any bulging.

    Any possibility of a short between the mobo and case?

    You might have to take it apart and reassemble it out of the case w/only CPU, PSU. 1 stick of ram and video card. You may know the drill, it's mentioned often in this forum.
     
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    Hi colc8270, Could you send us the hardware specs on both pcs and are they both using the same OS ?
     
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    Asus P5VDC-MX Board Temp always around 28 celsius
    Pentium D945 Dual Core CPU (Arctic Silver Applied) Temp always around 42
    GSkill Dual Channel unbuffered non ecc Ram (2 x 1gb sticks)
    ATI Radeon x1650 Pro 512mb Graphics Card
    250 gb WD SATA Drive
    Antec Basiq 500 W Power Supply
     
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