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It's restart during operation

By rich2b ·
What do you think is the main problem while during operation my computer suddenly restart? It's restart after using it 2 to 3 hours. I'm using Windows Xp OS. Is that software problem or hardware problem?

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by TheChas In reply to It's restart during opera ...

Most likely a hardware issue.

Check the CPU and power supply fans. Make sure that they spin freely and ALL vents are free from dust buildup.

Next, remove and re-seat your RAM modules.
Follow ESD handling precautions, and turn of the AC power to the PC first.

If you still have problems, it could be either the CPU or the power supply.


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by rich2b In reply to

I already re-seat my ram modules. it's still restart during operation. I already replace the cpu & the power supply. It's still restart. The fans are definitely clean.

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by csmith In reply to It's restart during opera ...

Something is overheating.
The RAM is good, but it can overheat.
The most common problem is excessive dust clogging up the fan and heat exchanger on the CPU.
Open the case, and clean out the dust and dirt.
A small paint brush is a good assistant for this job.
Also check the fan on the power supply, it probably needs cleaning.
Regards, Chris

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by rich2b In reply to

I already clean the fan but still it's restart during operation.

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to It's restart during opera ...

use sandra or similar software to diagnose you computer for hardware problems.

Also make sure that you os is updated and virus free, welchia and some other virus that infect the rpc service will cause a reboot too.


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by glyall In reply to It's restart during opera ...

It could be that the capacitors on the motherboard. I have had 3 IBM unit this year that had to be replaced at work.
Look at the capacitors, if they are flat on top, they are good. If they are raised they are bad.

Good Luck

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