Micro-Star MS-7367 unexplained restartings

Micro-star international / Ms-7367
January 30, 2010 at 22:36:27
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 2.693 GHz / 3454 MB
I have a minor problem that has been haunting me for about 1 week. The jolly thing continually restarts unexpectedly and for no reasons. No on screen errors, i have done the following:

1. Reset BIOS
2. Reseating RAM
3, Removing side of case which is off of it now
4. Removing MSI NX8500GT Graphics Card
5, replaced PSU with one previously working on this PC
6. have had installed:-
-Windows XP Professional
-Windows Vista Business
-Windows Vista Home Premium
-Ubuntu Linux

All OS's Restart
Have Removed HDD's
Have removed Optical Drives

Have run Advanced System Cleaner, Have Microsoft Security Essentials
Have on Returnil Virtual System 2010

New Install was working perfectly for ages, problem just started.any ideas please let me know.

Sometimes stays on for up to an hour other times will not even load OS
TY and GBU

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January 30, 2010 at 23:13:06
Did you check the temp readings in the BIOS?

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January 31, 2010 at 20:36:35
yes i did average was 50 degrees celcius.

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January 31, 2010 at 21:14:48
Many mboards made about the time your was had improperly made electrolytic capacitors installed on them. Many MSI mboards had them.The mboard manufacturers were unaware they were defective. What happens with those capacitors is they work fine for years, then they begin to fail. You have symptoms that indicate you may have that problem.
E.g. I had a Gigabyte 7ZMMH mboard that did similar for a while before it stop working. Iv'e replaced two or three other mboards that had this problem.

Open up your case and examine the mboard to see if you have bad capacitors, and/or other findable signs of mboard damage .

This was the original bad capacitor problem - has some example pictures.
History of why the exploding capacitors and which mboard makers were affected:

What to look for, mboard symptoms, example pictures:
Home page that site
- what the problem is caused by
- he says there are STILL bad capacitors on more recent mboards.

Pictures of blown capacitors, other components, power supplies, Athlon cpu's, etc.:

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