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#1 karnage

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:56 AM

so my computer is starting to randomly restart and I'm not sure why. I thought it was my video card and switched to the integrated video card and pulled out my other one and I still get it. I tried a memtest and got no errors also.no heating issues at all. speedfan showed nothing overheating. ( I have 4 fans installed) now the problem I'm wondering is a MB short or the PSU. I tried enabling BSOD but it just reboots. it just started happening today. any ideas? I don't think it would be a driver issues as I haven't installed anything new. I ran my antivirus program and nothing. (using avast).

using speedfan my +12v shows 1.98v and my -12v shows 4.01. in my bios everything looks good though. 12v shows 12.49, 3.3 shows 3.39 and last shows 1.98 or something like that, hmmm strange

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 01:58 AM

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:20 AM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/5FivmoHSROxjvIfxu24Z3mT

i tried a repair and my computer still restarts in the middle of it. doesn't sound to good now.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:22 AM

Well your machine is updated please upgrade to SP1 for Windows 7, and also remove some items as your drive space is rather low.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:24 AM

I can't even get that far. its doing it every few minutes now. I just started happening today. I found out my gf cat hit the power switch on the outlet. that could explain a lot now. great. I don't think it has anyhting to do with sp1 seeing how I can't even reinstall windows without it restarting

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:31 AM

ouch yeah time to take it in have it checked out.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:26 AM

well im not going to take it in I can figure it out I'm sure. its pretty much only 2 things now MB or PSU. i'll try another psu I have lying around and see what happens. if it does its the MB most likely.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 02:04 PM

seems like it is the power supply. I swapped it out with an old old one I have and no problems now. reinstalled the other psu and it restarts again. sounds like the ocz I had kicked the bucket. multimeter read 12V but I didn't leave it on for a while. oh well rma ticket time. still have over a year left on the warranty.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 02:07 PM

Its funny, I have had 3 OCZ Power Supplies fail within 1 year of purchasing them. I dont think ill be recommending them anymore.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 02:10 PM

I agree I'm not happy with this one either. If OCZ won't give me a new one (heard enough horror story's on them with rma's) then I'm definitely going another company.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 02:14 PM

Well their RMA Process for me was painless and they supported what they stated in their documentation.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 02:17 PM

good to know I hope it's painless for me also. cheers.




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