3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 27, 2010 4:23 PM by tmsimmon

    quadcore problem

    raventroth

      Hi

      my pc recently turned off by itself and wouldnt turn back on.  I replaced the psu (650 watt) and i got some life, everything works for about 1 min and then powers off.

      I have tried running the pc with just cpu installed( no ram, graphics or drives) and it does the same. So i bought a new motherboard (asus p5k se) but i have the same problem.  I have noticed that one of the plasic pins on the stock intel cpu cooler is damaged so doesnt fully press the cooler onto the cpu.  Are these symptoms of a fried processor or one thats getting hot and is shouting for a new heatsink and fan

      getting desparate now, any help greatly appreciated

      My cpu is a q6600

        • 1. Re: quadcore problem
          tmsimmon

          This is not a symptom of a "fried" processor. It could be the processor shutting down due to being too hot. If your FHS pins need to be replaced you can replace them of get a new FHS with TIM.

          Your FHS/processor needs to have some force and TIM for proper thermal heat transfer or the processor will get hot and (prochot) will shut it down.

          • 2. Re: quadcore problem
            raventroth

            thanks for the reply tmsimmon. how long does it take for a quadcore to het up to dangerous levels as my machine turns off after about a minute.

            • 3. Re: quadcore problem
              tmsimmon

              Contach Intel CUstomer Support and have them send you out a pack of push pins. ..."one of the plasic pins on the stock intel cpu cooler is damaged so doesnt fully press the cooler onto the cpu." Yes that could be your problem and have them send out some TIM too!