View Full Version : Mysterious reboot

20th September 2004, 02:27 PM
:confused: My computer mysteriously rebooted itself this morning. I was checking my YIM msgs from GaIM and Poof rebooted itself. Anyone have this happen before?

20th September 2004, 02:30 PM
You might want to test run your ram using memtest86, most of reboot cases caused by bad rams and cpu heats, i used to blame software until i started checking my hardware, most of the time my ram have a bad blocks

20th September 2004, 02:37 PM
Maybe it was oscillation failure in electricity.

20th September 2004, 02:41 PM
Check your digital clock or vcr for the power failure, if nothing is wrong with that I have
to agree with ewdi.


20th September 2004, 02:46 PM
well I have a subwoofer system so if there was a power flicker I would have heard it also. My clocks are fine and everything. Ugh my system had been running fine for about a week. i'll look into that memtest86 hoping its not memory.

20th September 2004, 02:49 PM
Have you checked inside your case recently? I had a bad case of the dust bunnies awhile back that was causing a heat problem and reboots.

20th September 2004, 03:17 PM
i usually run it for 1 hour if i have 1GB or more

20th September 2004, 04:23 PM
I installed a Geforce FX5900XT a few weeks back. Didn't seem to be very dusty, I'll run that memory checker utility