|I have a custom built computer, that is nearing 2 years old, which is now experiencing crashing issues. It is an EVGA 790i ultra sli mobo, intel q9550 chip, 4x2gb corsair 1333mhz ddr3 ram, a 9800 geforce gtx, a 750gb samsung HD and an 800w cooltek (or thermaltake?? i forget :( )|
Recently during a common crash I experience playing an OLD video game, I restarted but got no video, though the fans seemed to be blasting away louder than usual. Would not start up until I removed the power and let it sit for a minute, then it started up for about 2-3 minutes until it experienced another crash, no video and fans whirring up. Upon inspecting the mobo during a crash, a light that says "cpu overheating" came on. I have looked in the bios and watched the temp leading up to the crash and it remains very cool, no hotter than 67degrees. I have removed all components except the cpu and a single stick of ram (even tried different sticks one by one), and within 2-3 minutes each time the CPU overheat indicator comes on. This is after I replaced the fan, bought new thermal paste (SILVER, the good stuff), and the bios clearly shows the processor is not overheating. Is the CPU died?? ;D thx in advance!