Lately I've been having an issue with my computer randomly restarting...It happens right after I start the computer up, I'll get on the internet to check email, and it will shut down and restart, after this it usually doesn't happen again for the rest of the computer use, only the first time of the day.
-Dell XPS 9000/435t
-Intel Core i7 975 @ 3.33Ghz (stock - never overclocked)
-nvidia GeForce GTS 240 (also stock)
-Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Everything is stock except:
What I've done:
-Added Corsair force GT SSD (contains OS and main/ most used programs)
-Added 1TB WD caviar Black HDD (contains everything else)
What needs to be done:
-Replace CMOS battery (got one error (never got it again), clock keeps changing, just needs to be replaced just in case...Haven't gotten around to it yet)
-Possibly replace RAM...I get a BSOD once a month or so, but mdsched.exe claims no problems...probably lying...Can't remember what the error says.
*I just disabled automatic restart, so I haven't had a chance to see if that makes a difference yet.
It just started happening this summer (I do live in a notoriously hot area, and the room the computer is in is usually around 80 degrees normally (over 100 outside). This problem just started happening a month or so ago, so I have no idea how it will react to the colder house temperatures of winter. I have no idea if this is contributing to the problem or not...
All drivers *should* be up to date...I recently had a problem with the computer randomly freezing right after startup (about in the same place as the crash (while checking email)) but then after resetting, it was usually good for the rest of the day/ night...I updated the motherboard drivers from Intel, and the freezing stopped, but the restarting started. It's been awhile since I did this, so I can't remember if it would freeze more than once, or if the restarting happened after (in other words, I'm not sure if there's a direct relation between the freezing and restarting...)
Anyways...I fear it may be an overheating or a PSU problem...I've attached a report from hardware monitor...This is about 30 minutes after the restart, so it's been running normally for about 20 minutes or so. I hope someone can make something of those results...I have no 'normal' to compare them too, so I don't know if voltage is too high or low, or likewise if temperature is too high or low...
Any help is appreciated!!
Thanks in advance!!