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    Computer keeps restarting

    Hello everybody, my computer recently randomly restarts while reading VN's. Sometimes I'll manage 30 minutes and sometimes less than 2 minutes before it decides to restart itself. The dumb thing is, when it restarts it's alright for maybe another 20 minutes before it reboots again.

    My specs are:
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    Please help, vn's are hanging in the balance, Thanks!

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    Re: Computer keeps restarting

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    Re: Computer keeps restarting

    In my experience random restarts are most likely due to overheating. Does your PC restart only with VNs or is it a common occurance?

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    Re: Computer keeps restarting

    if its turning off I have to agree its overheating, my suggestion is to let it cool off or open it up and clean any dust of the cpu.

    edit: if that doesn't solve the problem one of the computer parts may be faulty and needs replacing

    if you can't pinpoint I recommend bringing it to the repair shops for diagnostics but they can be pretty costly and sometime unnecessary
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    Re: Computer keeps restarting

    Check the Windows Event Viewer for error messages on or around the time that the computer crashed.

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    Re: Computer keeps restarting

    Thanks for the replies, @DvorakUser I wouldn't know about any other occurrences as I only use it to play VN's

    @Selvaria Bles I'm trying to pinpoint the problem right now, turned off auto restart so that I can actually read the error report. Just ran disk checker and hard drive sentinel, doesn't appear to be HD problems.

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    Re: Computer keeps restarting

    It is likely due to overheating. Try not to force anything 'intense' on your computer, such as running too many programs, etc.

    Some solutions vary but with what I have experienced, I suggest having a few short breaks even now and then or checking the cooling fan to see if it is jammed or broken.

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    Re: Computer keeps restarting

    You may need to use compress air to clean all of the dust inside your PC, if you haven't see that resolve your heating issue. Dust is one the biggest enemy for any electric device besides heat.

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    Re: Computer keeps restarting

    Thanks guys, I will watch my temperature and watch for heating issues. Cleaned up the dust, now to see if heating was the issue.

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    Re: Computer keeps restarting

    If you want to look at how everything is running I would suggest using a tool like CPUID (you can monitor heat as well as fan speed). Make sure your fans are working properly. Overheating is a possibility, but I would still be suspicious as for me overheating just tends to shut down, not restart, and if it was overheating, you would expect it to shut down pretty fast again as soon as you started playing again. I'm assuming that VNs are the most taxing thing you do on the machine, right?

    Another guess might be a power supply problem (not giving quite the power you need to components could cause this, I believe).

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