- Asus M8V-E SE
- ATi Extream AX550
- AMD Athlon 64
- E-MU 0404
I have had this problem a few times in the past, during this time my system was restarting. To resolve the problem i made a visit the shop i had my system built. The engineers fixed the problem, adding an additional fan supporting the CPU fan and changing a few system settings.
Over time i personally cleaned the system which did involve re-assembling. I took the ESD precautions, no wrist strap or mat, just frequently discharged myself by touching a non-painted metal surface. During the cleaning process i did not know the heat sink was attached to the CPU with thermal paste. To have them separated did require a little force respectively which i fear could have damaged the CPU. None the less my system was running smoothly.
However the problem still reoccurs only recently the computer shuts down. My most recent problem had been due to a faulty RAM, which i then replaced during early January, where also i had a fresh version of XP Pro installed.
A little over a month has past and i am faced with the same frustrating problem of shutting down. I am refusing for the mean time to return to the shop and pay for a problem which i thought got fixed the last few times i visited!
Suggestions on how to over come this frustrating problem permanently?
Would buying a new CPU do the job?
Is it anything to do with the BIOS?
Please, as this it is very time consuming to repair and heavy on the pocket,
Edited by Nfithteen, 21 February 2008 - 01:43 PM.