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Computer keeps restarting after overheat


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#1 Ubasnoz

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:35 PM

I was playing games on my computer and all of a sudden it shut off and beeped a bunch of times. I soon realized that my CPU was overheating from around 40 degrees celsius to 80 anytime I would play a game. After finding this out I took off the fan part that helps keep the processor cool and seen that almost all the thermal paste was burnt off the processor and fan part and that there was dust caked in the fan.

 

I got a compressed air can and blew all the dust off the part and put more thermal paste on and attached the fan part to the processor again. I then turned on the computer again and it took forever to load to the desktop and even when it got to the desktop it took forever to load anything, and when I say forever I mean like 1 minute to highlight a shortcut on the desktop.

 

I restarted the computer and now it doesn't even load the desktop. The computer loads to the point where it says "Starting Windows" And then freezes then restarts over and over again.

 

I am completely confused about what the problem is and I would love it if I got any kind of help, because I have had none.

 

Thank you 

 

Ubasnoz


Edited by hamluis, 17 May 2014 - 10:32 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.


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#2 kunalthechamp

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 02:58 AM

Can you hear the fan moving when the computer heats up or starts up? If not the connection might be loose. If you do hear it moving, try an external fan to cool your desktop.


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#3 Ubasnoz

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 12:02 PM

The fan is fine. It's the computer that keeps restarting that is the problem. I believe I eliminated the heat problem.



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 05:58 PM

It is possible that you have caused permanent damage to the CPU with this overheating. What sort of processor do you have? 80C is beyond the limit for some, and getting close to it for many others. If you google for your CPU specs you should find what is the maximum temperature it can take.

 

The problem is that I only know one way to check if your CPU is permanently damaged, and that is to try another one in the computer. Since this would probably mean you buying another CPU, this makes it an expensive test !

 

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