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i need help with my computer

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by stastny3, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. stastny3

    stastny3 Member

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    hey my computer keeps restarting when it power ups wtf is up?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Your PC specs and more a detailed description of your problem will go along ways toward getting you help ;)
     
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    umm can u tell me that again
     
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    give a description of your computer like what windows are you using, cpu speed, amount of ram & does this restart happen before you get to windows or after getting into windows.
     
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    im running windows xp pro and 1gb of ram and 2.8 dual core and when its loadin the windows xp thing it restarts
     
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    when it does a restart next time, go into the bios/setup screen to pc monitoring or something like that to see what the cpu temp is. sounds like possible overheating as i've seen that on a friend's pc when his p4 cpu bracket broke causing the heatsink to tilt on 1 corner thereby causing the cpu to overheat.
     
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    what should the temp be at??.. mine sits at like 69-70 celcuis
     
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    I think thats your problem right there, i mean 70 Celsius is right around 160 degrees fahrenheit. I cant imagine that ever being normal. Is your heatsink getting power, fan spinning, heatsink properly attached w/ thermal paste?
     
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    the fan and everythin is goin yes and its always been that high i dunno why what should i do/ get to solve this problem?
     
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    like my fan is stock nothin special just a normal fan
     
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    No one is allowed to call you a bonehead. It isn't polite.
     
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    stastny3, is that a store bought or home built computer? how old is it?
     
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