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If you are on Windows, I suggest disabling Automatic Restart in order to get a clear idea of the problem

You can do this by going to Computer->System Properties->Advanced System Settings->go to the Startup and Recovery legend and click on Settings and untick the checkbox for Automatic Restart
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is your cpu overclocked?
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My friend has the same CPU as you too but that's pretty much it. And his would just BSOD and reboot itself, when trying to start a game or just downloading a fire; What we did was just reinstall windows and everything worked fine after that.
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If you are on Windows, I suggest disabling Automatic Restart in order to get a clear idea of the problem
You can do this by going to Computer->System Properties->Advanced System Settings->go to the Startup and Recovery legend and click on Settings and untick the checkbox for Automatic Restart

I have the box unticked. it'll still no good.
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is your cpu overclocked?

Yes, CPU is overclocked but I've put it to stock settings and still no good.
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My friend has the same CPU as you too but that's pretty much it. And his would just BSOD and reboot itself, when trying to start a game or just downloading a fire; What we did was just reinstall windows and everything worked fine after that.

I'm going to do this as last resort frown.gif
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EXACT same problem, and i've been trying to fix it for MONTHS. I'll be either surfing/working or gaming, and my computer will just reset - no BSOD, no errors in windows log, no nothing. I've tried tons of drivers, updated Bios 3 or 4 times, tried stock clocks, tried different clocks, run stability tests. There's nothing that I can find that says there's any problem anywhere.

Like OP, I dont WANT to re-install windows, but I will if I must. I've posted about this before, and most seem to think its PSU issue, but I have yet to prove it (i'd have to swap my AX1200 for the HX1000 I have).
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post #16 of 17
these restarts are probably being caused by safety protection on the board. your power supply might be unstable or a component on you motherboard isnt working properly. it might even be over heating somewhere such as the vrms.
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Originally Posted by PuntyMario View Post

these restarts are probably being caused by safety protection on the board. your power supply might be unstable or a component on you motherboard isnt working properly. it might even be over heating somewhere such as the vrms.

I'm thinking along those lines as well. I know MSI has had some issues more recently with the quality of their VRMs. It does certainly sound like that exact problem. Would make sense why it restarts when actually doing something as opposed to sitting idle.

One test you could do is try running prime95 or some similar app to stress only the CPU and RAM. If it restarts during that, I'd think it's power related -- psu or vrm.

If it doesn't, and all is well, then I'd lean toward graphics.
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