Computer restarts during gameplay

March 16, 2010 at 11:52:18
Specs: Windows 7 64 bit
For the first time it happened when I played
Stalker:Cop in LAN.
Computer randomly restarts!
Then, in Race Driver GRID
The game was on pause!!
I went to the kitchen to smoke
I came back and the computer was restarted
The problem disappeared about a week!!
I did not do anything special
(I cleaned the hardware & updated drivers)
Now the problem is back
It happens in the games and programs such
as map editors, etc.

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) (build 7600)

3.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Hyper-threaded (2 total)

Board: ECS 945GCT-M2 ECS
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 080012

Slot 'DIMM0' has 1024 MB

SAMSUNG SP2004C [Hard drive] (200.05 GB)
-- drive 0, s/n S07GJ1UP103055, rev VM100-
50, SMART Status: Healthy

ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series

Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet

Power: ColorsIT 400W 400U-SPE ATX12V P4
120mm fan

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March 16, 2010 at 13:41:36
Check cpu temperature in bios.

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March 16, 2010 at 13:57:03
It could be temperature-related as kuwese suggested (they didn't called the Prescott P4 "Hot Potato" for nothing).

Might be the power supply. The Prescott isn't exactly an energy efficient CPU, and it appears that you only have a single +12v rail @ 18 amps. ColorsIT? Never heard of them.

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March 16, 2010 at 21:30:18
Yeah psu can cause the same issues.
Edit. +3.3v & +12v rails are bad.
+3.3v=3.135v - 3.465v yours is 2.03v
+12v=11.4v - 12.6v yours is 8.20v replace the psu.

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March 20, 2010 at 13:02:41
Problem solved!!!
Power supply is exchanged & computer works as it should!:)
There was something wrong with power supply fan!!
My brother used my old power supply in the morning.
Now it is lying at the door of his room!XD
Thank you kuwese & jackbomb!
I did not suspected that the problem was in my power supply!! (aka Cheap Chinese toy)

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