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Help with my dodgy computer

winifer Avatar
6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
Basically i don't know how to write this in the easiest way.

Recently my computer has been a bit dodgy during the start up screens, every time it is turned on it seems to restart numerous times, sometimes it resets within a few seconds, sometimes it shows the first screen.

From reading similar problems on the internet i decided to takethe CMOS button out, which seemed to fix the problem until the next day i turned it on and it had the same problem again.

As im sure you can imagine i don't really want to open my computer every day and removed this button and put it back in (due to it being under 2 of my cards)

If you need any more details just leave a message and i'll try my best to answer them.

Cheers for any help
winifer Avatar
6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
It could just be overheating - does it run better with the side off and a fan blowing over it?
(Not recommended for general use but it might give some indication of whether or not that's the problem).
Of course if the heat from the chip isn't being taken away quickly enough then a fan might not help for long.

Are all of the fans working properly and is there any dust build-up in the front of the case where the air comes in? You may need to take the front panel off to find out.
#2
Hi, tryed it with the side off and a fan blowing into the computer and it seemed to work perfectly the couple of times i reset it to check.

Does this mean that the CPU fan is overheating?
#3
CMOS button? Do you mean the motherboard battery?

Which screen is it restarting at? If it's restarting before windows then it's definitely broken hardware of some sort. If it's restarting when Windows has started loading then it may be broken hardware or it may be a software issue.

Does it work fine once started? No programs crashing, odd errors or anything else?
#4
EndlessWaves
CMOS button? Do you mean the motherboard battery?

Which screen is it restarting at? If it's restarting before windows then it's definitely broken hardware of some sort. If it's restarting when Windows has started loading then it may be broken hardware or it may be a software issue.

Does it work fine once started? No programs crashing, odd errors or anything else?


It sometimes doesn't even get to any screen, resets within a few secnods sometimes.

Seemed to work perfectly when i did as the person above suggested have the side off and a fan blowing.

And yes Cmos i do mean motherboard battery.

Once windows is loaded up it runs perfectly with no problems at all.
banned#5
£1 bets u its the RAM thats faulty
1 Like #6
I would do some research on this based on the model of the motherboard (or system if it's from a big assembler like Dell/HP/Acer as it'll have a custom motherboard), if you're not getting any problems in Windows it may just be a specific issue rather than the memory or similar going bad.
#7
Try replacing the CMOS battery - Cost a pound or two.
#8
DragonChris
Try replacing the CMOS battery - Cost a pound or two.


Where can i get them from?
1 Like #9
Pound shop will probably have the battery - if not then 7dayshop.co.uk will have it.

If it's not fixed by the battery change then I reckon its overheating - if it works with the side off and fan blowing across it then it'll probably work fine if you get the air flow sorted out, assuming all of the fans are spinning right.
At worst you may have to replace the thermal paste between the heat sink and the CPU.

Do try the battery replacement first as that's obviously a bit dodgy - that's a cheap thing to change anyway!
1 Like #10
winifer
Where can i get them from?


Any chemist, ASDA, Boots - They're the little flat coin batteries. Just check which voltage you require (it will say on the flatter side of the battery, the side facing up when the battery is on the motherboard).

The ones I most recent purchased were CR2032, so be sure to buy the right ones :)
#11
Ok thanks everyone will try the battery idea first the :)

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