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Random Computer Restarts After Build

Ptart101

25 days ago

First build, probably missing something obvious. Fully built and installed (using said computer currently). In the middle of Youtube, Minecraft, checking email (random) will freeze up and then restart.

I have a few hunches on what it might be. I've tried updating the GPU and cooling. Using a Corsair Liquid CPU Cooler, had to overwrite the CPU fan in the bios to be able to start. Still shows up as a cooling fan and keeps the temp down but I've been setting manually and have reached a high of maybe 30C. Is there some software to mitigate this better that I haven't found yet? Is it possible that my CPU is just freaking out thinking that it can't control its own temperature and restarting? Or am I missing something much more basic since this is my first build?

Comments

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 points

Restarts are usually the PSU.

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Well there you go...piece of cake !

Hopefully, your wright, will save the poor fellow a lot of grief.

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Hello,

Disregard any steps previously taken.

Test operation in 'Safe Mode" long enough, let us know if it reboots in Safe Mode.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2304-boot-into-safe-mode-windows-10-a.html

Have you checked the 'Reliability History' to see if there's anything reported at the time of a restart?

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/75294-view-reliability-history-windows-10-a.html

You may also get some information from the Event Viewer. Check system logs for errors

Are you overclocking your PC? Go into BIOS and load default settings. If you are still unable to get into BIOS screen you may need to reset BIOS/CMOS with jumpers and removing CMOS battery, refer to Motherboard manual for proper procedure.

Do you notice the fans running- any sign of overheating?

Choose one of the temperature monitoring software applications: Speecy, HW monitor, Speed fan:

https://www.ccleaner.com/speccy/download

https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

https://www.techspot.com/downloads/547-speedfan.html

You can try this:

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5470-enable-disable-driver-verifier-windows-10-a.html

If no BSOD or reliability history, than it could be only hardware problem.

Stress test CPU and Ram

https://www.techspot.com/downloads/5679-prime95.html

https://www.memtest86.com/

Swap PSU

Swap GPU, or try GPU in a different machine

Other things you can try:

Uninstall/ reinstall Graphics Driver.

Re-seat Ram Modules

Check all wiring connections

Hope this helps

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