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Windows 7: System restarting all of a sudden


26 Jan 2010   #11

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That's correct, actually i just ordered recently a 2 gb memory which i hope i'll have it and installed on the computer by the end of the week. But come to think of it, i had a shitty computer before (256 mb memory xD ) and it never shut down unexpected and you can image it was constantly lacking memory. Well, it is true that i had windows xp then on 32 bits but still .


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28 Jan 2010   #12

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Hey guys i just got the memory i ordered (a 2 gb dual channel kit) so i mounted the 2 pieces on the main board and started the computer. Not only that the restarting occured as soon as xfire was starting up but after it got up 'n' running i noticed that my processor rating dropped from 7.1 at 3.9 and it has a lot of awful side effects, i can't do anything right now because of the processor.
It's as if i had only 2.4 ghz 1 core instead of 4.
Thing is i don't know what's goin' on, i'm affraid i might've damaged something when i opened the case but it could also be a setting that needs to be implied, i don't know ; here's a screenshot of my specs right now:



So my problem's now why is the processor consumed all the time after i installed the memorys?

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I removed the memorys but the processor rating dropped to 3.4 so i'm guessing it has something to do with 4 cores out of which only 1 is identified, i'm not sure :-/ .

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Ok, i mounted the memorys back on but i didn't run the computer rating test and i runs just nice so i'm guessing that's where my problem is, after making the system rating windows just restricts all that processing speed thus making my life a living nightmare xD . So, i'm thinking, how do i fix that core issue?
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28 Jan 2010   #13

windows 7
 
 

In the end i kept all the memorys mounted but my processor score is still 3.4 and the memory score not only that it didn't improve but it decreased from 5.4 to 4.3; and both of the low grades are being fully felt in everything i do (more precisely i don't do xD ).
Any ideeas what the problem might be? (my guess is the os got ****ed and i have to reinstall it )
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28 Jan 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Usually these sudden restart problems are caused by a weak or faulty power supply. That is the first place I would look for this type of problem.

From what you are saying it could also be a CPU overheating issue. I would check the CPU temps to make sure it's not overheating. Everest has a good CPU test that will show the temps and also if the CPU is throttling or not.
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28 Jan 2010   #15

windows 7
 
 

I checked the temperatures but not with everest (i couldn't figure it out xD ) i used core temp instead and here's what i got



What do you think?
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29 Jan 2010   #16

windows 7
 
 

I kinda solved the processor issue, the inside of the computer had a lot of dust and also the cooler on the processor had some sort of sheet of dust formed below the airscrew which prevented the processor from being cooled properly thus making it overheat like hell. I solved everything with the vacuum cleaner .
About that power supply: i don't know, i have this computer for quite some time, with both windows xp and Windows 7, and when i had wxp it never crashed once, all the restartings started to occur while i've had Windows 7 and not even right at start when i installed Windows 7 but in time and very rarely, now it kinda restarts frequently.
Anyway i'm thinking of the power supply too cuz sometimes when i keep it unplugged for a while, after i plug it back in i can barely get the computer starting and running, it restarts about 5-10 times before the os starts with all the utilities so i'm wondering how do i check for a brocken power supply?
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29 Jan 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

As I suspected your CPU is running way to hot. Man that is hot! I would get in there with an airhose and get more of the dust out. I would also reseat the CPU and use new TIM "themal interface material". I would still like to see a screen shot of the CPU temps after the cleaning.

As for the restarts, the CPU overheating was enough to cause that to happen but the power supply could also be going out on you. I would reseat the CPU after blowing out every bit of dust with an airgun. Check the temps after that. If you are still getting restarts and the CPU temps are ok then simply replace the power supply.
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30 Jan 2010   #18

windows 7
 
 



Hmm, thing is the power supply is very sealed, very cased. I sweeped everything i could get around it but not much inside of it except some dust i could get through some holes. Also the core temperatures are fine now.
I'll also try that unplugging and replugging after a while thing and see if i get the many restarts when i try to get it running.
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30 Jan 2010   #19

windows 7
 
 

I just had another restart, i was talkin' on xfire, listening to winamp and test drive unlimited just loaded when it occured.
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31 Jan 2010   #20

windows 7
 
 

And another one, only exception this time is that i wasn't mic chatting to anybody.
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