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My computer installed windows and was running fine but i'm running into random reboots every 20 minutes or so? Any possible problems. I have yet to flash the bios this system is about a day old now. I'm also on stock Intel Heat sink.

Specs as follows


mobo - P5NSLI
CPU - e6300
Ram - OCZ Platinum 800 mhz
PSU - Antec 500
GPU - EVGA 7900 gs KO
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post #2 of 11
What are your temps? Also check if all fans are spinning.
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That's the only thing i havent checked do you think it could be the CPU or the GPU doing it?

All fans seem to be spinning this is a computer i built for someone it's not in my immediate reach at the moment
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When you do a new build the first thing you should do is go into the BIOS and check the CPU temp., I doubt its your card. Its pretty dangerous not to check your CPU temp after reapplying a heatsink or installing a heatsink ASAP.

When you can get back to your computer, before going into windows check the temp, It should be in the 30s..maybe very low 40s.

Make sure the person that you built this computer isnt using it... If it is a overheating issue, it could cause damage to the CPU if they use it.
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I'd venture to say( i did check but i can't remember it at the moment ) that he was at around 41ish on the cpu in the bios....I will definitly check that out...Could that be the reason for the random restarts nothing like the ram could be causeing it right
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It could be alot of things, but I doubt your cards or ram are overheating.

You could check your GPU temps in the NVIDIA control panel also.

And he is using a 500W psu, with 1 7900gs or sli?

Restarting can also be caused by the PSU not having enough wattage. 500w should be enough for a non-sli setup, unless its a really low effiecienty PSU.
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post #7 of 11
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It's just a single 7900 and his PSU is rated at 31 amps on the 12v rail....Is 35 degrees a decent temperature. I have the same setup but i'm on water and i'm getting that as a reading in bios. I haven't installed windows yet.
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post #8 of 11
35C on idle is fine. I'm not sure what the problem is. I've had this happen on a old build because temps were to high, and my friend had this happen last week because his PSU was bad. If possible, i'd try a different PSU and see if it still does it.

I'd try using 1 stick of ram, and if that still doesnt work try the other stick of ram.
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post #9 of 11
Sounds like a RAM or overheating problem. If it's overheating though, it shouldn't be rebooting immediatly. If it's already at max temperature when it shuts itself off, it's not going to get cool enough to reboot that fast.

If it's just crashing and then immediatly rebooting, I would say more likely RAM, or perhaps a bug/corruption in Windows.
post #10 of 11
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I just reseated his heat sink and his idle in the bios was 45!! I did it twice with little and then alot of thermal past...I'll try it again tommorrow

It restarts when you try to do anything intensive..so i'm thinking it's the heat
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