Question My pc restarts randomly while gaming

Aug 28, 2021
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I have checked the system logs and this is the error

The speedfan service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 8/28/2021 8:50:10 PM
Event ID: 7000
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: DESKTOP-1UU7892
Description:
The speedfan service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Service Control Manager" Guid="{555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}" EventSourceName="Service Control Manager" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">7000</EventID>
<Version>0</Version>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>0</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8080000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2021-08-28T17:50:10.0773603Z" />
<EventRecordID>45709</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="936" ThreadID="3164" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>DESKTOP-1UU7892</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
<EventData>
<Data Name="param1">speedfan</Data>
<Data Name="param2">%%2</Data>
<Binary>73007000650065006400660061006E000000</Binary>
</EventData>
</Event>

Does anybody have a clue?

Thanks
 
Aug 28, 2021
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Hey there,

Welcome to the Forum :)

Can you list your PC specs, including make and model of PSU?

Cheers
Thanks for the reply, I'll list the specs down below:


Cpu: i5 10400f
Gpu: gtx 1060 6gb
Mb: Gigabyte h410m-h
Memory: 16 GB 2666 mhz
Psu: inter-tech Argus APS-620W

I have used this unit for about 5 years. Meanwhile I have changed the motherboard, cpu and RAM. I haven't changed the power supply since then.

I took a break from gaming for 5 months, and now I have this problem.

Thanks a lot!
 

keith12

Illustrious
Hey,

So typically random restarts like that, but often at load, are related to your PSU.

Your PSU is not a very good one. If it's 5 years old, I'd be taking that out of the system straight away, as it's in the throws of failing. It could spark out and take some of your hardware with it.

The good news is, there are lots of good quality gold units about for good prices. You don't have a power hungry system, so a decent 550w would do. Something like a Corsair RMX/RMi/TXM, Seasonic Focus Plus Gold, EVGA G2/G3 or Superflower leadex. The PSU is the heart of your system. All of those brands come with 7-10 year warranties and a re made from quality parts.
 

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