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14-06-2001, 10:55 AM
Hi I've got a 333MHz system with 128MB RAM, and am running Win98SE.

Quite often I may just be playing a game, or surfing on the net, or even writing something in Notepad. Then suddenly the computer just randomly reboots, its really annoying.

Does anyone have any ideas about this?


14-06-2001, 03:40 PM
Hi Jeremy,

There are a few possibilities, but it's likely to be hardware related. I suggest you check out the case and CPU temperatures. The case temp shouldn't rise much above 40 C, the CPU temp will vary greatly based on CPU type however -find out your safe temps for your CPU. If it's a celeron, it shouldn't go above about 30 deg under normal operation. Also check the video card is seated properly, and check for updated video drivers for your card. You can find out the temp in the bios under pc health, or you can get free windows software to report the temp. Remember to put your machine under load prior to sampling the temp however. You can do this by running an intensive game or graphical demo for 20 mins or so beforehand.