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thetallone December 13, 2008 03:50 PM

Help Identifying possible hardware problem.
Well the last week or two my computer randomly restarted once and awhile. But the other day when i went to turn it on it just restarted after the being on for only 5-10 seconds. Nothing shows up on the screen and it continues to restart untill i turn the power supply off. When it starts up the fan on my 8800 also spins really fast before shut down.
Any one know what could possibly be wrong with it? I'm thinking maybe hardware failure but not sure what. Ive tried only using one piece of ram with no change.

I'm running
crucial 8500 2gb
8800gts 640mb
corsair 620watt psu

sswilson December 13, 2008 03:54 PM

Single sided (newish) ballistix? Can you get your hands on another set of memory for testing?

thetallone December 13, 2008 04:42 PM

Unless I go buy some I dont have access to another set.

Also there is no beeping from the motherboard.

Soultribunal December 13, 2008 04:55 PM

#1) Where do you live, if local enough, I might be able to help with the RAM testing ( I literally have parts everywhere lol).

#2) Possible Powersupply issue Perhaps? ANything you can test that against?

PM me if you want to,


thetallone December 13, 2008 05:45 PM

I live in Edmonton.

I dont think it would be the power supply because if it was wouldnt it just shut off instead of restart?

But would pluging one of my fans into the power suppy me good enough to test it?

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