New system restarting randomly
Posted on 2004-09-03
A young friend of mine just built a new computer with a little supervision from me. Everything seems to be working great, but now it's randomly restarting when he plays certain games. Last night it restarted during a DVD movie, which it hadn't been doing before. I'm thinking something video related? Here are the specs on his new system:
Motherboard: Asus A7V600.
CPU: AMD Athlon xp 2800
Memory: 512 MB
Hard drive: Samsung 80G 7200 RPM.
Video card: FX5200 128 MB.
Sound card: Onboard
Windows XP Home Edition.
The games it restarts on are: The Sims: Double Deluxe Edition, The Lord Of The Rings:
The Return Of The King, and Galactic Battlegrounds. And the movie Is Jimmy Neutron.
Everything should still be under warranty, but since the local shop will charge him a service fee if there are no problems with the hardware, I want to see if there are any other possible causes. This computer isn't on the internet, by the way.