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Windows 7: Help Determining issue: random reboot.

19 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Gigabyte released 2 new drivers for my mobo. One for SATA another for Realtek HDAudio. I updated both. In addition, I swapped my SATA cable used for my master drive after noticing that it's loose.

It's been 2 days now and everything is working fine. I'll report back if reboot occurs again.

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20 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Nope. It's back rebooting.
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23 Nov 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x86


I've been running my mobo with 20ATX pin without plugging in the +4 even though it's provided by my PSU. Plugged it in and it's now solved.

I reckon Windows 7 uses more power than the XP. Thus it had no problem running on the XP and needed more power for the 7.
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13 Jan 2010   #14

MS Win 7

I've pretty much given up on this post as it seems to be high jacked by icy. My issue remains, and after RMA'ing the mobo with intel and them saying "no there are "cut traces" on the board we will not be granting you a replacement" and them not being able to tell me where they are located because I see no damage to the board I filed a complaint, that then got "lost in the shuffle" and they then granted a replacement mobo because of the run around I received AAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDDDD the *expletive deleted* still reboots randomly when ever it wants with no common factor and even worse then before with repair screens. So it seems to me the original mother board is probably fine and I have no idea what to try. or where to turn.

So if you have ANY idea's or thoughts on my original post please share them with me ... please.

As desperate as this sounds ... I assure you it is more so ... lol.
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18 Sep 2010   #15

Windows 7 Professional x64

I'm having exactly the same problem as you two: my computer resets itself when it wants, under Win Pro 7 x64. At first, I thought it was my Radeon as it hapenned while playing Overlord 2 and watching HD movies. But, after googling and seeing that NVidia users had the same problem, and noticing that it resets when watching normal movies (DVDrips, even plain 320x240 videoclips ) , I tried other solutions. I didn't find anything in event viewer either. The resets occur even more often lately (I had 3 resets while watching a movie, then my pacience ended and I switched to an Ubuntu LiveCD to see it to the end and keep my sanity / computer integrity intact), and now, while listening to music and browsing the Internet, it hapenned again, and I found this post. My best bet is, Win7 needs more power, and causes voltage fluctuations that reset the system. I will check into that at an IT service point, as I have a certain cutscene in Overlord 2 that caused my computer to reset EVERY ******* time!!! I'll let you know if I solve this tempering problem we all have, and no one seems to figure out what's wrong.

EDIT: I have found the solution! My memory runs at 1800 MHz, but the Mobo supported it at 1000 MHz or so, and was feeding it 1.5V. After I overclocked it to 1800 MHz and gave it 1.6V, it worked seamlessly. Even that scene in Overlord 2 ran well (I tried that 3 times, just to be sure), and I just watched a 720p movie with no problem whatsoever.
So, try and see if your RAM gets as much power as it needs.
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