Yup, my pc is still shutting the WHOLE thing down every 5 min or so, no freeze, no saying "Window is shutting down" it just auto-restarts Last time you said it was over heating, I will say they work dam ard but if none of the following put together works then, I reckon its something else Cleared it out of dust (Worked for about 4 days, not anymore) and theres barely any dust now Took a side panal out, dosnt work, opened both of my big windows, dosnt work Put a really powerful fan next to it to blow in it (panal off) Used a external DVD drive to play, dosnt work :uhm: Thats everything i've done, so its almost certainly not over heating, unless my PC is dam sensitive, My parents say That should just get a new tower, and that the earliest time is christmas, and that means no present on my birthday :(
Abokasee;3704710 Cleared it out of dust (Worked for about 4 days, not anymore) and theres barely any dust now Took a side panal out, dosnt work, opened both of my big windows, dosnt work Put a really powerful fan next to it to blow in it (panal off)
And you've checked to see what temperature it is actually running at? Seriously, without actually checking the temp how do you know it's not overjheating.
Things that can cause overheating that you can't stop with any of the above.
1) Broken heatsink retaining clip (very common on P4's) causing the heatisnk to lift on one corner.
2) Cheap Congealed/evaporated thermal paste losing it's thremal transfer properties.
Now get a temperature monitoring program like speedfan or motherboard monitor, and actually watch it to see what temp it is before it shuts down. Until you have done that all the puffing and blowing is pointless, no amount of air will cool the CPU if there is no thermal transfer between it and the Heatsink.
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I had this problem before. Its a loose wire going to the power suppily. It doesnt say restarting for me though, it just restarts and gives an cannot boot from disk or cd error. Try pushing in the power plugs more and see if that helps
You can also look to your motherboards Capacitors. If any are bowling outward or leaking, you are in the market for heartbreak.