Originally posted by Stoner
[B]Are you overclocking your system? What’s your CPU tempt? There’s a chance that you didn’t install the heatsink correctly, leading to high tempts, and thus the reboots. Go into the BIOS and see what kind of tempts you have. If the tempts are indeed very high (50C for idle), then turn off system, take off heatsink, reapply TIM, and reinstall heatsink. BTW, if you have a shim between the CPU and HSF, take it off.
Another thing. The only component you specify in your system is the mobo and nothing else. You didn’t say what settings you’re using for the RAM, CPU, or AGP. You also didn’t say what the rail ratings are for the 400W PSU. 400W PSU means nothing if the 3.3+ and 5+ ratings are low. Get a program like MBM 5, and check the voltage for 3.3+ and 5+ and see if they match what’s on the label of the PSU. [/B]
erm … ummm … err …
No not overclocking the system at all, I will check temperature at next reboot, but surely the temperature is lower at a cold startup (the only time this happens) than when rebooting later on?
Not sure what TIM is, along with a ‘shim between the CPU and HSF’. I have an official P4 2.53 used in conjunction with an official p4 fan (all was contained in box when bought). The system has been running fine for the last 5 months or so, its just in the last few weeks, nothing has changed in that time (apart from the formatting and reinstalling).
All the settings are standard, ie as mentioned I am not overclocking or anything, system defaults.
AGP is set at 4x, with a 64mb aperture (it was set at 128 until recently, but when Project IGI kept dropping to desktop I had to set to 64mb as per the readme with the game). The graphic card used, if its any help, is a GeForce Ti500, and I have 2x sticks of Corsair 512mb PC2700, which as mentioned have checked out with the MemTest program.
Grabbing the MBM and updated DLL etc, but again not entirely sure what is meant by the rail ratings?
Thanks for the help BTW, all is appreciated.
/me goes off to check out MBM and see what it says, along with the temperatures in BIOS.
 Right, have installed MBM as well as updates and I am lost. I dont know what the hell to set, I have opened a dashboard, which shows the following …
Sensor 1 = 48 C
Sensor 2 = 36 C
Sensor 3 = 0 C
Core 0 = 1.47v
Core 1 = 2.48v
+3.3 = 3.30v
+5.00 = 5.03v
+12.00 = 11.98v
-12.00 = 8.57v
-5.00 = -2.88v
Fan 1 = 0 rpm
Fan 2 = 0 rpm
Fan 3 = 0 rpm
CPU = 2537 Mhz
CPU 0 = 0%
I followed the online help and changed one or two settings for it and assume that the 1.47v is for the CPU and the 2.48v is the +2.5 mentioned in there?
The 48C (winbond 2 diode) i am pretty sure is the CPU temp and the 36C (winbond 1) is the case?
Does that help any?[/edit]