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What could be the cause? As soon as i restart my PC and load into the BIOS, I check the CPU temperatures and they seem to be fine at 34C-36C. Could it be those new beta drivers? If so what drivers have people had most success with?
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First thing, make sure you have BSOD's to actually show and not just restart. That way you can diagnose the problem.

How: Right click My Computer icon > Properties > Advanced System Settings > Startup and Recovery Settings > Uncheck "Automatically restart"

Now if / when it happens again, take note of the error code and find your solution. smile.gif
    
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if there is no error code next time it might be your psu :/
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Random restarts BSODS are caused by many reasons, which is why i will suggest you do what Munkeypoo7 mentioned regarding making a note of the BSOS error code, so it'll be easier to diagnose the cause.

It could be insufficient Vcore on your CPU overclock
Incompatible timings or insufficient Vdimm for your memory to name but a few.
 
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post #5 of 28
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It's been happening even when im not playing BF3, just then my pc restarted, it always randomly restart at like 8-10 pm, or randomly during the game, happened for the past 3 days in a row, usually happened twice-three times a week before that, any clue?

@Monkeypoo7 i did turn it off, still doesn't show BSOD, just restarts.
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post #6 of 28
Is Windows doing automatic updates?

Sounds like a bad PSU otherwise.
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post #7 of 28
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Hmmm, strange, only received this PSU brand new about 1 month ago. It's not the updates, it's turned off.

I have another PSU - Thermaltake Litepower 450w, but might that not be unsafe for my system?
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post #8 of 28
Ya you could try it. System might not turn on if its to small.

Does it seem to do it more when the system is under load as opposed to idle?
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029;15517959 
Random restarts BSODS are caused by many reasons, which is why i will suggest you do what Munkeypoo7 mentioned regarding making a note of the BSOS error code, so it'll be easier to diagnose the cause.

It could be insufficient Vcore on your CPU overclock
Incompatible timings or insufficient Vdimm for your memory to name but a few.

agreee!
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post #10 of 28
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It's sort of half/half BF3 usually works fine, but just randomly at launch it might restart, other times i'm usually just browsing forums, and my moniter goes black and the pc restart's, without turning off, it makes me think the DVI cable or so might've fallen out.
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