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Computer Restarts Itself

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#1 n0thing


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Posted 22 February 2006 - 11:34 AM

My computer is randomly restarting.
i dont have an OS yet as i havent been able to get very far without the computer restarting.
Im trying to install Win98 though. Ive partitioned the hard drive but havent been able to format it yet becuase of the restarting problems. Ive been able to boot with Linux Live CDs and toy around eith those for several minutes. I've tested the RAM, and am pretty sure that's not the problem.

My system specs:
1ghz AMD Athlon
10gig HD
GeForce 4MX video card

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Posted 23 February 2006 - 04:26 PM

I'd suspect heat issues first (since you can play around a bit before it restarts). Is there any thermal paste between the CPU and the CPU cooler? Does the CPU fan work?
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Posted 24 February 2006 - 02:02 AM

Do you still have the problem once you boot Linux?

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