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This problem started like a month ago.
My pc just by it's self restarts a couple of time and then works for like half an hour, then the pc halts.
everytime the windows open, it shows me the message that the pc recovered from a serious problem.
|When |I report the problem, the microsft site shows that it's due to either gfx driver or the hardware itself.
I tried another card just in case, but the same problem.
I reinstalled windows, but still the same problem.
Could the agp slot on the board be damaged, or are they the rams?
Any help appreciated.
 

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are you overclockin like your cpu or video card. if u have another video card around the house test it tosee if its the video card. if not then its the motherboard.

But it sounds like your ocing something.
 

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There's a program for that (memtest I think) or you can try enabling the start up ram test in BIOS (and wait ages when booting :D), or you can take out the ram and shake them to see if they make any noises. If they do, something got loose inside and it's bad ram ;) (this is what I did)
 

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When I had the same kind of problems someone here referred me to http://www.memtest86.com/
I used it to check my memory and it did show some messages, which I couldn't explain, but after the shop where we bought the pc put in new Ram memory all was fixed ;)
 

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memtest86 is the only thing i trust, since its run at boot time and none of the memory is being used by windows. that way everything can be tested.
 

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WindHydra said:
There's a program for that (memtest I think) or you can try enabling the start up ram test in BIOS (and wait ages when booting :D), or you can take out the ram and shake them to see if they make any noises. If they do, something got loose inside and it's bad ram ;) (this is what I did)
RAM is solid state circuitry; there are no parts that can move around on it without falling off of the RAM stick. The only thing I can think of doing that is a RAM chip that's halfway falling off or a loose heatspreader.
 

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These are the error messages I get.
It couldn't be rams. It must be the gfx card right.
Even the pc now restarts even before loading any software
help really as I am starting to lose my mind here.
 

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Ever think it could be your Power Supply, i've seen many cases like this where that was the problem, people rarely suspect them of having problems.
 

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go to the device manager, and c if any devices arent installed...if any have a question mark beside them means they arent installed, so ya u could try that...


yeh im geussing its the pwoer supply also...
 

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only my webcam, but that's no big deal.
and yeah the power supply is busted, but that is not power issues.
I am working now with a nother card, and the frequency of the restarts is much less, like once every now and then.
 

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wow he is having similar issues like i am, pc will restart randomly and if you submit the report it says it is some sort of a driver yet it does not know which. i had the i believe i know what the issue is on my pc yet can not test as of yet due to lack of time.

in my device manager everything seems to be working fine and the restarts are not exactly common but can be very annoying. but what i plan to do to test what the problem is, is reinstall windows as i know my windows is showing signs of dieing on me as explorer has been known to crash. than do a reformat of my main drive so i can start fresh and have all new drivers as i thing i have a bad driver that was never fully removed from my system. if all else fails, start looking at it possibly being hardware related.
 
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