Computer won't stay on

January 14, 2010 at 12:28:56
Specs: Windows 7
Hi. This is pretty urgent, as I'm going through an exam period and there are a lot of work to be handed in. My computer is expriencing the Exact same issue as this post:

So I went and bought some Arctic Silver 5 and applied it both to the CPU and the GPU, as well as a third chip that what I suspect is the mother board controller.

Now if I turn on the computer, it will auto-shutdown in approximately 20 seconds or less.

I made sure that I only put a little bit of thermal grease on my computer, but it seems like that there is no thermal grease at all since of this auto-shutdown.

and again this is pretty urgent. I need that exact computer to do a lot of work for me.

Thanks for any help that you can offer me with.

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January 14, 2010 at 13:36:04
If it is auto-shutting down in 20 seconds, this is not a thermal issue. It takes a lot longer than that for a system to build up enough heat to shut down.

If it wasn't 20 seconds before, then you've made it worse by applying the artic silver. The problem with artic silver is that it's made out of metal, and metal conducts electricity. If you got even a little bit that is touching two of the leads someplace on the system then you could be shorting out your system.

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January 14, 2010 at 14:34:02
I did get a little bit of Arctic Silver 5 on the areas around the processor and the GPU, but I cleaned it up. I'm still suspecting a thermal issue as if I tried without thermal paste, it will shutdown in 20 second as well.

Actually, I might be exaggerating. It's more like 40 second or so.

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January 15, 2010 at 15:25:29
I think it just became worst. I went in a make sure that my heat sink was screwed in tightly, and now my fan won't spin.

WTH is going on?
Any ideas?

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