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Intermittent Reboot

Stirfry

FPCH New Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2008
Messages
2
#1
Hi, My system has been working fine, I did a rebuild last year so most components are newish. Whilst running Microsoft Flight sim it started to just shut down and re-boot, at first I thought it was my system not coping with the graphics, but now it does it with other games as well. However I do not get this problem when burning DVD's etc or downloading stuff, or running other utilities?

I am aware that if the CPU overheats it will shut down, if this was the problem why doe's it not do it all the time?

Appears to be during games, so is it likely to be my graphics card dieing or the power supply not coping with the strain? I think I've got a 650w psu fitted.

Any help most welcomed.

Cheers
 

JEBWrench

FPCH Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2008
Messages
309
Location
Aperture Science
PC Experience
Operating System
Windows XP - Media Center Edition
#2
Gaming will generally crank up the heat in a system. I would suggest, if you're confident in opening up the case, to clean out any heatsinks and fans on your CPU, graphics card, and power supply.

Use a toothbrush and a can of compressed air for best results at this.
 

Stirfry

FPCH New Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2008
Messages
2
#3
Hi JEB,

Thanks for your reply, yes I suppose that would be the obvious place to start and then take it from there.

Cheers