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So today was the first day that my new rig started giving me problems. While just doing my casual browsing and music playing, my computer automatically restarts. I turned off the Auto restart to see the BSOD, but it has happened 3 times in less than a half hour and I do not get a BSOD. It goes straight into a restart.

Is my PSU dying or is my OC's just screwed up? If its the PSU, I am going to be highly upset because it is only about a year old.

What can I do?
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post #2 of 48
Try running LinX with your voltages the same but your clocks set to stock. If the computer shuts down it's your PSU. If you complete a few minutes worth, you'll know it was another component.
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post #3 of 48
Drop your OC back to stock to see what happens, Corsair PSU's are quality components I doubt it's your PSU


What have you changed on this PC recently? OS configuration? do you need to "re-seat" some component that's wriggled loose?
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Well here is something new. I plug something into my USB port, and it goes into a restart. Does that say anything?
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post #5 of 48
similar thing used to happen with my old rig, used to restart with no BSOD.

Try doing a stress test and see if its full load that's making you crash. You could also note down exactly what your doing when you restart and see if there's a pattern.

Try lowering your OC a bit and see if it goes....

....aaaaaaand I'm out of ideas
 
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post #6 of 48
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Drop your OC back to stock to see what happens, Corsair PSU's are quality components I doubt it's your PSU


What have you changed on this PC recently? OS configuration? do you need to "re-seat" some component that's wriggled loose?
Well, its a fresh build since Friday. I have not done much but OC. So maybe its my OC. But as soon as I try to plug something into my front USB port, it restarts now. Before it was just after casual browsing.
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post #7 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by Famousoverdose View Post
Well here is something new. I plug something into my USB port, and it goes into a restart. Does that say anything?
hmmm, strange.

I'm guessing its never done that before
 
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post #8 of 48
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similar thing used to happen with my old rig, used to restart with no BSOD.

Try doing a stress test and see if its full load that's making you crash. You could also note down exactly what your doing when you restart and see if there's a pattern.

Try lowering your OC a bit and see if it goes....

....aaaaaaand I'm out of ideas
I am running Prime95 right now, no restarts.
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post #9 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by Famousoverdose View Post
Well, its a fresh build since Friday.
Check you've got your USB ports connected up properly to your mobo. This might cause problems
 
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post #10 of 48
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueTac View Post
hmmm, strange.

I'm guessing its never done that before
Nope. About an hour ago I put my Zune plugged in, no problems. Tried it a few minutes ago, restart.
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