Posted 13 August 2006 - 05:52 AM
I have already posted this issue a few months ago. As I could not find any replies that solve the problem, I am posting it again in the hope that someone will have a working reply.
I run WinXP SP2 on a M811 MoBo, AMD 1.8 GHz Duron CPU. I have one 1 Gb DDR RAM (which is oddly identified as 512 Mb by the BIOS and WinXP).
The PC runs fine and all software under WinXP can be used normally. However, it systematically re-boots after a certain period of time which ranges from 2 hours to 15 min. This time decreases with the number of re-boots. In the end, it cannot boot at all. These last days, the first re-boot takes place after only 15 min and the PC is freezed only a few re-boots.
First, I thought that it was due to an overheat so I added a 12cm case fan. In the BIOS, the CPU temperature is shown to be 36-38°C. To decrease even more the temperature, I directed my personal fan (35 cm diameter) to the motherboard at maximum speed (at this speed it blows out all paper on my desk). It did not help at all. I then checked the contact surface between the cooling block (with Arctic Copper Lite fan) and the CPU, put some new thermal paste but it did not change anything. As fas as I know there is no leaking of any sort from the MoBo components (I am no electronic expert though).
Is it possible that the re-boots are not linked to an overheat?
Any guidance is highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.