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So my pc it just starts up and after between 10 seconds and a minute just restarts as if I had it the restart button, not sure if its overheating or what. I am running folding@home so that might be it. PC specs down below in signature. Oh and a stock CPU fan.
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post #2 of 18
Are you OC'ing? If so, it could be overheating or instability based on the clock and the fact that you have a stock CPU fan.
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No I'm not, but mabye its a startup program or a virus.
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Wait, so you aren't turning it on at all? It just randomly boots?
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No I turn it on it just restarts automatically.
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@ OP, check your power and restart header cables on the mobo. Could be a loose connection.
     
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post #7 of 18
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Welp I just tried and that isnt it either. Also its gone for 7 mins so far w/o a restart.
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pozpenguin View Post

No I turn it on it just restarts automatically.

Ah, okay biggrin.gif

EpicPie made a great suggestion. Check to see if all cables are functioning properly. One could be shorting or simply be loose (as he stated). If it doesn't help, then check your temperatures just to be sure of overheating. Maybe overheating due to improper placement of heat sink? If that is perfectly fine, get a decent anti-virus and boot into Safe Mode and scan (if you really think it could be a virus).

Other members will probably have better ideas, but these are some things to look for.
post #9 of 18
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Im checking some more cables now and Ive been running a scan for the past few minutes and no viruses so far hopefully its not any short circuts. I will check the temp too.
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post #10 of 18
Have you checked your temps? A cpu will overheat if the heatsink can't handle it. I see that your sig rig is a future build. Are you currently running an OEM machine with a stock heatsink? I only ask because sometimes OEMs don't build their machines to move the kind of heat that folding at home can push.
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