You already know that there is damage to the motherboard.
What causes you to think that this problem is separate from that?
How did you determine that the CPU is overheating? What temperature does it reach?
Please test the hard drive with Seagate Seatools and test the RAM with MemTest86 (NOT MemTest86+)
What were the results of Prime95 - and what tests did you run?
Did Prime95 cause the system to crash?
IME the most common problem with shipping damage is a card/component that has come loose.
As you relate that this seems to be a cooling problem, have you checked:
- that the CPU cooling fan is working and is blowing cooler air INTO the CPU cooler
- that the CPU cooler is free of dirt, dust, clogs, hairballs, etc?
- that the CPU cooler is firmly fixed to the CPU (try to gently wiggle it), and that there's adequate thermal compound between the CPU cooler and CPU
- that the approriate power cords (the 20/24 pin and the 4/8 pin power cords) are firmly seated in their sockets.
Edited by usasma, 10 June 2017 - 07:41 AM.
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