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#1 Paracitefluke

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:13 AM

Hi I just bought a new motherboard and video card since my older setup was doing the same thing. I just got a new HDD too so it shouldn't be it either.

Ok, my build is

Socket 939:AMD athlon 64 X2 4200+ Toledo with Zalman fan
motherboard: asus a8v-xe
ram: two Corsair XMS ddr400 1GB
video card: ATI Radeon HD 3650 PCIE
HDD: Seagate LP(lowpower) 1TB
PSU: Antec Neopower 500W.

I'm pretty sure it's the power supply. I had it for about a year now though. At first I thought it was the PSU, but then I started to suspect it might be the memory, I did memorytest86 and computer restarted same way as playing games. But I replaced the ram with another (same brand ddr400 different size: two 512MB ram) and I get the same thing while gaming.

Help me figure out what is the true problem on my pc so I can get a warranty replacement for either the PSU or RAM (Yeah my build is old, that might be a problem to some of you :thumbsup:).

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:26 PM

A computer at my work kept restarting and once I replaced the power supply, it was fine. I would have to say it's a failing power supply.
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Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:58 PM

I used to own an Emachine. Wouldnt ever own one again lol. But it used to boot on and off. I remember opening up the side panel and having to have a fan plugged up pointed at it to keep it from booting. Anywayz yep agree with other guy sounds like the power pack. Computers are like cars some times you gotta change parts on them. because they give out after a while. I've got some upgrades needed for my comp gotta upgrade ram because the 512 aint cutin it anymore and gotta get a new soundcard because its about had it.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 03:19 PM

Thanks everyone, I just got an RMA from Antec and will be sending it soon.

I will try to reply whether this worked or not. (It's going to probably take a week or two...)




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