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I had posted about this problem once before. I used a can of compressed air to clean out most of the inside of my computer, though I couldn't get to the heat sink(it's mounted right under the cpu fan, which I didn't know how to remove), and this helped a bit, but did not fix the problem.

Now, just today a computer repairman came to look at it, and used a vacuum to clean out my computer, including the heat sink. But later that day, I found that the computer STILL restarts on its own, mainly when running MMO games.

What else can be causing this?
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post #2 of 15
hav u oc'd ur gfx card? if so, then it may be overheating. or if not, it may have shat itself
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lol.... @ the guy above me, overclocked monitor rofl, prolly ur psu !
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Thread Starter 
I know nothing about overclocking, so no, I haven't done anything like that.
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post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by justpassingthrough View Post
I know nothing about overclocking, so no, I haven't done anything like that.
Have you tried switching out power supplies to see if thats your problem?
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post #6 of 15
Is your cd-drive button stuck? This will cause restarts as well.
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post #7 of 15
I would suspect the PSU. Does the system hang at all?
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post #8 of 15
PSU more then likely. If not then check your drive.

For a long time I had this problem and I thought it was due to my Overclocking...however I later found out it was a hard drive problem. You might want to run a check on your drive. Most manufactuers have software that allows you to check for hard drives that are going bad, or have have bad sectors.
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post #9 of 15
Bad video card drivers?

This happened to me not to long ago...Got new drivers and booya...No more restarts...

Just a thought...
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post #10 of 15
I hope to god you put thermal grease on the CPU if you did see if theres a a fan connector coming from your psu thats not plugged in mine psu has fan connector so I hooked the fan connector to my psu
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none none loonix ssh is my monitor 
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none Corsair 650 watts old pc case Logitech mx518 
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none! 
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ GX611AA-ABA m8300f onboard 1x 2GB OCZ RAM DDR 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 3.0ghz OC @ 3.8GHz @ 1.36v DFI BLood Iron P35 none OCZ 2x 2gb DDR2 800 CAS @ 5-6-6-21 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
none none loonix ssh is my monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
none Corsair 650 watts old pc case Logitech mx518 
Mouse Pad
none! 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ GX611AA-ABA m8300f onboard 1x 2GB OCZ RAM DDR 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
320gb + 1TB HDD xubuntu 14.04 SSH 350 watt 
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