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#1 nickbennett44

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 09:20 PM

Hello! I built my computer in May and have just been receiving this problem in the last week.

When doing something stressfull to my computer it randomly restarts. No error message, no blue screen, it is as if I pushed the restart button (which I did not)
This is surprising since I played Age of Conan, Warhammer, Left 4 Dead, Fallout 3, and many other high end games with no trouble. This first only happened on Call of Duty 4 (which I got for Christmas). It would restart in single player or multiplayer, after random intervals. Someimtes it would take only 10 min to restar, or 2 hours, or I could play for 3 hours no trouble. Then I got WoW and it would happen as I am playing wow AND watching a video online.

This led me to think it was RAM related, but PC Wizard shows my ram doesnt only gets to about 1GB out of my 2GB.

It may be a PSU problem but I really am stumped and need help
Here are my specs:

Chipset : AMD 780
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ @ 3000 MHz
Physical Memory : 2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Hard Disk : WDC (120 GB)
PSU: BFG 650Watt ATX 12V 2.0/EPS12V Dual 12V Rails

Please tell me if I should put more info since I've never posted it before and not 100% sure what someone would need/

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#2 starcraftmaster

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:02 PM

well try this to see if the ram is stuffed or not
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 10:17 PM

Welcome to bleepingcomputer!

This could be many things, hardware or software related. I think you would be getting a BSOD, but the setting is turned off. I don't remember how to change this setting though.

First thing I would do is update your graphic's driver.

After this, I would assume it is probably the power supply. It could also be your motherboard or ram too. Do you have another power supply you can check it with, or can you try the power supply in another system?
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