Computer Automatically shuts off

October 22, 2010 at 18:31:41
Specs: Windows Vista
Building a new computer system. Bought a new motherboard, amd Phenom II x4, new coolermaster case, new PSU 500 watts. However im using my old HDD from my previous computer. But everytime i turn the computer, it works fine, but as soon as i log into my account, after a few minutes it shuts down immediately. Everything looks to be in place. Only thing i can think off that is shutting down the computer, is that i applied very little thermal paste since the processor didnt come with any. However, im not entirely sure if this is a serious enough issue that it will cause my computer to turn off immediately.

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#1
October 22, 2010 at 18:48:13
Have you checked the temperatures in BIOS?

One presumes you re-installed your operating system and didn't simply transplant the harddrive from the old hardware environment to the new.

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#2
October 22, 2010 at 19:29:19
well as soon as i enter BIOS menu, after a few seconds, the computer shuts down. However, i was able to notice that the CPU temperature kept rising. As soon as it reached over 112 Celsius/ 210 fahrenhiet, it automatically shut down. Perhaps i need to apple more thermal paste on CPU since i installed a Zallman 100mm fan which i was using with my previous computer.

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#3
October 23, 2010 at 01:21:17
With the temperature rising that rapidly it is obvious that the heat sink and fan is improperly installed. Contact is probably not being made. Is the heat sink made for the cpu / heat sink combination?

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#4
October 23, 2010 at 08:32:51
temps are high cpu fan and heatsink not seated correctly so that air flow comes to ur cpu make sure they are well seated and that air current is flowing in ur pc case and out of it

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#5
October 23, 2010 at 10:41:39
Problem solved. I took out the Zalman fan and installed the fan which came for the CPU. Works fine now. Thanks everyone.

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