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User Info: Chaos_Missile

Chaos_Missile
2 months ago#1
...can I immediately assume it to be a PSU issue? Or is it caused by something else?
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User Info: MacrossSpecial

MacrossSpecial
2 months ago#2
Thermals would be the first thing I'd check since it is the easiest.
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User Info: Chaos_Missile

Chaos_Missile
2 months ago#3
MacrossSpecial posted...
Thermals would be the first thing I'd check since it is the easiest.


I did a check a few weeks earlier; they seemed fine.
The restart previously happened when my temps were around 60 degrees. I even ran a benchmark tool (Heaven 2009) on the highest setting on 2 occasions for roughly 1-2 hours and it didnt even restart.
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User Info: dean_666

dean_666
2 months ago#4
Chaos_Missile posted...
MacrossSpecial posted...
Thermals would be the first thing I'd check since it is the easiest.


I did a check a few weeks earlier; they seemed fine.
The restart previously happened when my temps were around 60 degrees. I even ran a benchmark tool (Heaven 2009) on the highest setting on 2 occasions for roughly 1-2 hours and it didnt even restart.

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User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
2 months ago#5
Power supply, mains power, or motherboard would be the issue.
There's a small chance it could be a defective peripheral with a short feeding more power over a ground wire than it should, but that's unlikely.
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User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
2 months ago#6
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Power supply, mains power, or motherboard would be the issue.
There's a small chance it could be a defective peripheral with a short feeding more power over a ground wire than it should, but that's unlikely.


In my personal experience, it was a motherboard issue. My old overclocking mobo would restart randomly, after swapping it out the random restarts stopped. I am using a Seasonic focus plus platinum 750 PSU so I knew it wasn't a power issue. TC check your motherboard or defective peripherals.
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User Info: Voxwik

Voxwik
2 months ago#7
By default Windows auto-restarts these days. Turn that off and you may see cryptic blue screens.

I have cryptic memory/driver errors going on. I am hoping it is the PSU. Regardless cryptic memory /driver errors that could be caused by any number of things suck to troubleshoot.

32x2z posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Power supply, mains power, or motherboard would be the issue.
There's a small chance it could be a defective peripheral with a short feeding more power over a ground wire than it should, but that's unlikely.


In my personal experience, it was a motherboard issue. My old overclocking mobo would restart randomly, after swapping it out the random restarts stopped. I am using a Seasonic focus plus platinum 750 PSU so I knew it wasn't a power issue. TC check your motherboard or defective peripherals.

Even quality parts will sometimes fail. You were right but never assume.

User Info: Chaos_Missile

Chaos_Missile
2 months ago#8
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Power supply, mains power, or motherboard would be the issue.
There's a small chance it could be a defective peripheral with a short feeding more power over a ground wire than it should, but that's unlikely.


I'm honestly hoping that's not the case, as that will likely require a change in CPU as well if I cant find a replacement board (I'm using a 3570K. Not yet OCed)

I will admit though and add on info: during startup, there is a red LED light blinking. I think it was the MEM_OKAY one but I dont think that is the problem....could it?

Voxwik posted...
By default Windows auto-restarts these days. Turn that off and you may see cryptic blue screens.


I'm (still) using 7, so no force restart from Windows.
Mine doesnt even blue-screen; it just...restarts and tell me there's a power surge and to press F2 to check the BIOS
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User Info: Voxwik

Voxwik
2 months ago#9
Chaos_Missile posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Power supply, mains power, or motherboard would be the issue.
There's a small chance it could be a defective peripheral with a short feeding more power over a ground wire than it should, but that's unlikely.


I'm honestly hoping that's not the case, as that will likely require a change in CPU as well if I cant find a replacement board (I'm using a 3570K. Not yet OCed)

I will admit though and add on info: during startup, there is a red LED light blinking. I think it was the MEM_OKAY one but I dont think that is the problem....could it?

Disable auto-restart and check your event logs.

User Info: 32x2z

32x2z
2 months ago#10
Voxwik posted...
Chaos_Missile posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Power supply, mains power, or motherboard would be the issue.
There's a small chance it could be a defective peripheral with a short feeding more power over a ground wire than it should, but that's unlikely.


I'm honestly hoping that's not the case, as that will likely require a change in CPU as well if I cant find a replacement board (I'm using a 3570K. Not yet OCed)

I will admit though and add on info: during startup, there is a red LED light blinking. I think it was the MEM_OKAY one but I dont think that is the problem....could it?

Disable auto-restart and check your event logs.


Let us know what happens TC.
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