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Old 20-09-2004, 02:48 PM   #1   [permalink]
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yet another problem...

my computer randomly restarts, usually when im playing a game. i have no idea whats going on. whats wrong?
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Old 20-09-2004, 10:24 PM   #2   [permalink]
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I almost always blame random restarts to heat problems. Check your CPU, RAM and videocard if they're well ventilated, and their heatsinks and fans (if any) are connected properly, along with thermal paste or tape.
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Old 21-09-2004, 12:54 AM   #3   [permalink]
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kk thx will do.
will my computer run cooler if i run it open case and put a fan next to it?
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Old 21-09-2004, 04:41 AM   #4   [permalink]
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Don't, that'll cool your system down, yes, but it'll bring in much dust, which will eventually clog up the CPU's heatsink and other openly moving components, eventually causing even more heat.

If you want to cool your computer just get more case fans and a fan controller. A bigger case will help a lot too.
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Old 04-10-2004, 08:39 AM   #5   [permalink]
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Go for an aluminum or steel case and make sure you set your fans correctly. The front intakes, the back outtakes and side fans intake. Also, do not put your computer into a cubby hole! It needs to be in a fairly open area.
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Old 04-10-2004, 11:14 AM   #6   [permalink]
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All of this is true.
And don't open the case and put a fan next to it, as I stupidly did few years ago. ^^; It doesn't help at all.

And maybe clean your fans? It's super easy; buy one of those cans of compressed air, go outside ('cause there'll be a lot of dust) and spay it on the fan. _Don't_ shoot it straight down, those cans things have super cold air and it can do damage if shot down, I heard. Yeah.
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Old 04-10-2004, 05:19 PM   #7   [permalink]
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When I had random restarts (Damn Windows 98!) a reinstallation of all the drivers fixed my problem.

Must of had conflicts somewhere.

But if this is only happening when you are playing games, it would be 99% a heat problem. In that case, the other guys gave some great suggestions!
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Old 24-09-2008, 06:12 AM   #8   [permalink]
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All of this is true.
And don't open the case and put a fan next to it, as I stupidly did few years ago. ^^; It doesn't help at all.

And maybe clean your fans? It's super easy; buy one of those cans of compressed air, go outside ('cause there'll be a lot of dust) and spay it on the fan. _Don't_ shoot it straight down, those cans things have super cold air and it can do damage if shot down, I heard. Yeah.
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Old 26-09-2008, 06:45 AM   #9   [permalink]
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Dude, those posts are from 2004.
Also, assuming its heat is wrong. Id verify the system isnt set to reboot on errors, or else it'll reboot for all kinds of RAM issues and stuff as well.
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:11 AM   #11   [permalink]
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i dont think so that your computer restart due to heat while playing the game...Just uninstall your game and try to re-install it this may fix the problem....
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Old 24-06-2009, 09:58 AM   #12   [permalink]
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yeah it's over heating ... try cleaning ur p.c from dust. if that don't work, borrow someones g/card and see if it stays on for a while in the game ... if it does then u know u gotta get a new g/card.
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