my computer restarts itself after playin games for 10-60mins??
whenever i play a game for 10-60 mins my computer will just restart itself??
but it doesnt do it during windows
i have changed the RAM and video card and it still does it
maybe its the Motherboard or CPU
PIII 500(not overclocked)
gigabyte 6CXC-1 motherboard
256 meg RAM
32 meg Diamond Viper V770 ultra
sound blaster live
windows 98 SE
please help me
Lian Li PC65
Mushkin 512 High Perf PC2100
Gainward GF3 Ti200
SB Live! X-Gamer Audigy 5.1
120GB WD 8mb 7200rpm HDD
Pioneer 16x DVD
LiteOn 24x burner
3COM ext 56K
i have the same problem and i think its in some way heat related. my computer used to that then stoped and now started doing it again but the weird part is that now it does that during file transfer over the network. i have no clue what the hell is going on ???
By the way i'm running P3 650 @804, Abit BX6 256M ram viper 770 SBL
[This message has been edited by Marek88 (edited 11-11-2000).]
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mine do that sometimes but don't know why... but i still think that is my old 2year 245watt power supply
old system hp pavilion (1998) win98 se
pentium233 mmx, 192mb pc66, hp mobo, ati 8mb, diamond mx300, 3com 56k modem, lg 24x cdrom, lg 24x4x4x cdrw, 245watt power supply
current system (2000) win me
athlon 800, 128mb pc100, gigabyte 71xe, v3 2k agp, diamond mx300, 3com n' aopen 56k modem (for double connection), real magic h+, lg 8x dvd, lg 24x4x4x cdrw, same "now old" 245watt power supply
the other day i only diconnected from the net n' it restarted by it self.. n' scandisk appear like if i have done a bad shut down..
what u think could be??? is my power supply or what???
n' something else my ps throw very hot air..
i have touch the back from a friend pc n' the air from the power supply is not hot.. is like normal temperature..
Well it heat related for sure cause new CPU's have heat sensors in the if they reach curten temp they will turn them selfs or restart PC so they dont fry or its the motherboards anyways i know this cause i was testing my 600MHZ Duron @ 1Ghz without the fan just to see how high the temp will go and it reached 60C and the PC restarted so no need to wory! Just get some better cooling and you will be fine!
WTF?? I am just trying to help OK!
I've had this happen recently with WIN-2000 and WIN-ME machines. With the WIN-2000 units I suspected heat, and logging on as a user after first boot. Then one of the power supplies on a WIN-ME unit failed completely, so I replaced it with a Quality unit and no probs yet. That leads me to believe that inexpensive( CHEAP!) units fluxuate in their output range causing the hardware to freak out!
Anything approaching near 50 deg. cel. in temp. may cause this in any machine as well. Those of you with Quality PSU's may not suffer from this problem.
One last thing, virus' can cause auto reboot problems...sometimes to embed themselves...others cause "Looping" which causes almost a multiple reboot situation.