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Hey OCN,
My rig has been randomly rebooting for last month or so. There's no BSOD, it just restarts and posts. I have no idea what could be causing and I've been looking for a resolution for it for weeks. I have no heat issues and most of the time it will restart while just surfing the web. Anyone have any ideas?
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post #2 of 16
This can be very difficult to pinpoint. It could be anything from a bad CPU to a weak PSU.

Generally, however, it's RAM related. You have an OC'd CPU so it could be that as well. Lower your CPU OC (down to stock) and go from there. If it's still failing, take out a stick of RAM. If you still have problems, try another mobo/ram or up the voltages on stock clocks.
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post #3 of 16
It's possibley your PSU or it might be cause by an overheating component that then shuts down the computer once it hits a certain tempature.

You could try making sure that everything is in place, Heatsink, coolers and cables etc...
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post #4 of 16
I've had overheating GPU/CPU do that to me, as well as a bad OC.

Just throwing some other options out there.
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post #5 of 16
I had this issue recently on 2 different systems but it was related to the 10.12 ATi video card drivers... I see you're on nVidia, so that's probably not the scenario here (unless you are using ATi but don't have it in your sig system).
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post #6 of 16
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Well I'm not sure about the OC because I had overclocked it the same settings 2 months before this started happening and had no problems at all. I think ill run memtest and see what comes back. I'm sure its not heat related. My PSU is an overkill for my rig too unless its faulty that would be the problem.
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadowGun View Post
Well I'm not sure about the OC because I had overclocked it the same settings 2 months before this started happening and had no problems at all. I think ill run memtest and see what comes back. I'm sure its not heat related. My PSU is an overkill for my rig too unless its faulty that would be the problem.
I've never had RAM do a random restart, but it may be possible because the BSOD's error information is stored on the RAM before restart. (Because the HDD is spinning down, its unreliable to use it)

By that logic, if the RAM is broken, the BSOD gets no information and just skips the whole process and restarts.
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Look for a short.
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post #9 of 16
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I've never had RAM do a random restart, but it may be possible because the BSOD's error information is stored on the RAM before restart. (Because the HDD is spinning down, its unreliable to use it)

By that logic, if the RAM is broken, the BSOD gets no information and just skips the whole process and restarts.
I get blank restarts with unstable ram quite often.. no warning no nothing... just like i hit the reset button.
    
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post #10 of 16
Make sure that your RAM modules are in the right slots.
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