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After a reformat, my system restarts itself almost every time a browse the web, doesn't matter the browser. I had this problem before the reformat but no where near as frequent. Also, computer restarts before GRUB loader can initialise when I try to install ubuntu (no punk wubi -- dual boot). Everything in my system has been changed out except motherboard and CPU and problem still persists, leading me to believe it's one of those two. What could this be? I'm stumped and VERY frustrated.
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Is your comp. overclocked?
set your RAM speed, timings, and voltage manually
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No overclock. BIOS = defaults.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by z0rak;12377362 
No overclock. BIOS = defaults.

Then set RAM manually. check RAM sticker
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I'll take a look, but I'm pretty sure timings are correct. Anyway, the problem persists with RAM operating on a different frequency and timings. I know that's inconclusive, but it seems to point away from memory.

Thanks for your replies!
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post #6 of 7
Did you change your power supply? Did you have failures of different natures in the past?
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post #7 of 7
A bad motherboard can be very tricky to troubleshoot. If you're sure your settings are correct, the only way to really rule it out is to try with another board or try with another CPU. Can you borrow from anyone?
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