Originally Posted by joematrix
I am having a problem with random reboots during long periods of gaming. I have no idea what is causing it, but here's what I do know.
It's not the network access manager because I uninstalled the chipset drivers and reinstalled the one's from Nvidia's website like Robilar said.
It shouldn't be a heat issue, because I had my side panel off and had a large desk fan blowing right into the side, keeping things nice and cool, and it still rebooted once during gaming.
I do not think it is a problem with my RAM, as I just ran Memtest for over 9 hours and had 0 errors.
It also shouldn't be my overclock, since I ran Orthos for several hours @3.0Ghz with no errors.
So, I have no idea what the problem could be, but I would appreciate any help.
If your having random reboot issues, turn off the 'reboot after error' option in your computer settings.
Right click on my computer, then properties. Then choose advanced, then startup and recover settings. Then uncheck the option that says 'automatically restart'. Thats the first part.
The second part is to wait for it to happen again. It will have blue screen with a code in the center of it. Right down this code and then let it reboot. You can also just pull up control panel, administrative tools and then event viewer and look at the error logs (there will be three to look through) and find the event of failure. If you look at the details there will be a link that sends the code to ms and returns the cause.
Its probably a memory exception. I wouldnt worry about it because of how long it takes but if your overclocking your memory back down a little.
If you running linux just look at /var/log/messages by 'cat var/log/messages | grep machine' for machine checks (memory errors).