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Device drivers may be to blame if your PC restarts after 10 minutes of voice chat, and there may be other things to investigate as well.
While using voice chat, my PC restarts after about 10 minutes (behaves as if somebody pressed reset button). I have tried many applications (yahoo, msn, skype) but the problem happens for all. I have also disengaged my screen saver etc. thinking that there might be some interference after 15 mins of inactivity of keyboard ... no solution. I use a Pentium IV with Windows XP and creative sound card. Can you throw some light?
Perhaps. Certainly trying all those different applications was a very good thing to try - you've eliminated a number of possible culprits right off the bat. Same for the screen saver.
Personally, I would suspect the device drivers. More specifically, it sounds like a form of buffer over- or under-run. There are various ways that the digital data could be getting buffered in memory that could account for a crash at a consistent length like 10 minutes.
I would start with a visit to windows update for any of the latest updates there, specifically looking for device driver updates. Then I'd also visit the website for your computer manufacturer and/or the manufacturer of the sound card and look for updated drivers there as well.
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