I thought I should post here to see if anyone has additional ideas before I try the HiJack This forum.
I'm experiencing frequent randon reboots without any error messages. I've tried several things to resolve the problem, but it hasn't changed.
MOBO - haven't been able to ID - Award BIOS v6.00PG - 754 socket - Displayed on boot "VNF3-250 09/16/2005" (not sure if this is significant). Tried BIOS ID utility from Motherboard.org, but it forces a crash every time.
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Newcastle
RAM - 1GB DDR 400
Video - PNY Verto GeForce 6600 GT AGP - 128 MB
Seagate 120GB SATA HDD
Steps I've taken so far:
- Cleaned out all dust from the system, including CPU heat sink and fan - re-socketed CPU and refreshed heat sink compound.
- Swapped video boards with another similar system I have - No change (meaning this system still randomly rebooted, and the other worked fine with the board from this system)
- Swapped memory with other system - No change
- Disconnected CD/DVD and floppy drives - no change
- Swapped power supplies - No Change
- Installed new CMOS battery
- Increased free HDD space from about 7GB to about 20GB.
It doesn't seem to be related to temperature, CPU load, or physical vibration. It's not related to what application I'm using at the time, or how many applications I have open.
I've run through the Malware applications I normally use and everything comes up clean. Super anti-spyware, malwarebytes, spybot S&D, microsoft security essentials.
When it's running, nothing seems to be amiss, it just reboots without warning.
Anyone have ideas?
Should I try something else with hardware before I move on to the HJT forum to see if something is lurking?
Edited by Hoose-mon, 10 March 2013 - 10:58 AM.