PC Restarting Itself

  star_4781 19:37 20 Jul 2006

Lately my Athlon XP (2800+ 1Gb Ram, Win Xp pro) has had some problems, 1st off it started to turn itself off completely - upon inspecting the case it felt very very hot, so i assumed with the current hot weather it was simply overheating & turning off to counter this. I had some new fans installed, 1 on the graphics card & the old one replaced on the chipset, well so far since installing it has stopped turning itself off, but instead now it restarts itself every hour or so......
The pc itself feels a lot cooler, so i assume it cant be overheating now.

Any suggestions or ideas as to why it feels the need to restart ?

  sean-278262 19:51 20 Jul 2006

Get motherboard monitor and see how the system is coping may still be cooking just you cant feel it. Google to get a copy it is free.

Post up you full system specs including your motherboard model. Belarc advisor (again with google) will help you there.

  skidzy 20:00 20 Jul 2006

click here
click here 2 diagnostic programs that will list your system specs as Creature of the Nite asked for.Both free and very reliable.

  star_4781 20:36 20 Jul 2006

OK here it is.

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 (build 2600) American Megatrends Inc. 1.0
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.07 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: K7S8XE 1.0
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. P1.00 04/21/2003
Drives Memory Modules c,d
122.93 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
96.37 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 6Y120P0 [Hard drive] (122.94 GB) -- drive 0, s/n Y335L82E, rev YAR41BW0, SMART Status: Healthy 1536 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot '0' has 512 MB
Slot '1' has 512 MB
Slot '2' has 512 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 122.93 GB 96.37 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
Administrator 29/07/2005 09:10:01 (admin)
Oem 20/07/2006 19:51:16 (admin)
local system accounts
Guest 15/07/2006 22:57:11
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never

Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account Lexmark X1100 Series on \\chris-jtvb441ra\Lexmark X1100 Series

Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE Controller NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 [Display adapter]
Nissei Sangyo L5AK5 [Monitor] (14.9"vis, January 2003)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller (2x)
SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller C-Media AC97 Audio Device
MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device
Standard Game Port
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
Communications Other Devices
Sitecom 56K PCI modem DC-010v2 #2

SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
primary Auto IP Address: xxxxxxxxx
Gateway: xxxxxxx
Dhcp Server: xxxxxxxx
Physical Address: 00:0C:6E:5F:8F:E5

Networking Dns Server:
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Logitech USB Wheel Mouse
USB Root Hub (3x)
Virus Protection [Back to Top]
Norton AntiVirus Version 10.00

  skidzy 20:40 20 Jul 2006

Do you have your Microsoft updates turned on,if not i would suggest you turn them on.

Are you using sp2 because listed is only sp1 !

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