I have had an occuring problem that just defies all. I started having my computer shut down while I was playing Bad Company 2. I discovered that I needed to replace the thermal paste on the heatsink and voila, the problem disappeared.....or so I thought. It went away for a few months, and I reapplied more thermal paste but it is back with a vengence. I have completely cleaned the inside of the PC. I took out the video card and thoroughly cleaned the fan on it as well. I replaced the thermal paste, (Arctic Silver 5) and replaced the heatsink. I then powered up, and immediately loaded BC2 to check the temp. I am using Core Temp. It is simple and easy to use. Unfortunately for me the problem persists, and all the information I find seems to consist of forum after forum of "change your thermal paste....or, clean out your computer." I am hoping that someone here will be able to at least lead me in the right direction.
I don't know if my video card is going bad, (no problems in game.)
I dont know if my heatsink is bad, (it's clear and clean)
Any game will cause this overheating shutdown to occur
Every other program on my computer works fine. It only happens during gaming.
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.101026-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD
System Model: MS-7576
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
Page File: 1393MB used, 6794MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
Thanks in advance for any assistance. Peace.