Computer help forum: Computer keeps restarting itself, how can I fix it?

by: Rajatapaus August 6, 2013 5:57 AM PDT

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Computer keeps restarting itself, how can I fix it?

by Rajatapaus - 8/6/13 5:57 AM

System components:

6GB-Kit A-DATA G-Series PC1600 CL9
Antec Nine Hundred, ATX
ASUS DRW-24B3ST Bulk SATA
ASUS P8P67 Rev 3.0, Sockel 1155, ATX, DDR3
Intel Core i7-2600K Box, LGA1155
MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II, 2GB, PCI-Express
Super-Flower SF700A14A Gamer Edition 700W
Xigmatek Aegir SD128264 Heatpipe Cooler 120mm

One day I left my computer running for hours, and after I came back I saw google chrome notifying me that my computer wants to shut down, and asking me if I want to proceed. That is how this nightmare started.

So I close chrome, causing my computer to restart. After browsing web a while, I got the same notification again, but I just ignored it and kept browsing, and after I close chrome again, my computer restarted. Next time I used my computer, I had no time to even open chrome when my computer restarted, then it sometimes restarted even before I could get to bios. I managed to set all bios settings to default, but it was useless, random restarts still persisted, I could hardly use my computer for 10 minutes before restart. It somehow got better (for no reason?!) and I almost thought that my computer is working now, untill it started happening again. Now I cant even get to bios ever again. Now when the computer restarts itself, it just shuts down, and starts itself again after 5-10 minutes, if I try to manually start the computer in between, it wont work, I have to pull the plug and re insert it, and after that the computer starts itself ALWAYS.

I managed to set bios to default, and to see CPU temperature there, it was normal, about 40c. I also have taken the BIO's battery off, and manually restarted bios using jumper cap.

I suspected faulty PSU, so I bought a new one, but the issue have not changed at all. My new PSU is a Seasonic M12-2 bronze.

I have tried the system without any hard disks, RAM, and GPU, but I can see no difference at all.

I cant figure anything more about this myself, I think the motherboard might be faulty...
Please help :/

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