Evo D320 keeps on restarting

Hewlett-packard / Compaq evo d320
July 7, 2009 at 05:00:03
Specs: Windows XP
My compaq D320 is in serious problem.
Last month it was restarting after every 10 mins. Upon opening the casing I found out that the heat sink had fallen off. I got it fixed but hardly used the computer after that.
Now yesterday when I switched it on everything was working fine until it restarted again and said that windows has recovered a file from registry or something like that.
This kept on happening again. So I took out my Compaq restore plus cd that came with the computer and formatted the HDD, setting the computer to factory settings with just a single partition and a fresh copy of windows Xp proffessional.
Today when I turned it on, the computer didnt go any further after windows boot screen and kept on restarting, even by selecting safe mode. I opened up the casing cleaned the dust and all removed and replaced all wires etc in correct places. Started but again the problem persisted. So I decided to again use the restore plus cd and again install windows after formatting. But to my luck it didn't fix the problem.
Can anybody help me

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July 7, 2009 at 05:48:12
You can't fix a hardware problem by reinstalling Windows. The heatsink MUST be reinstalled properly. Do NOT re-use old thermal material. Here's what you should have done when you found that the heatsink had fallen off:

1. thoroughly clean the heatsink, removing all dust & all traces of the old thermal compound
2. thoroughly clean the top of the CPU, removing all dust & all traces of the old thermal compound
3. apply a fresh layer of thermal compound to the top of the CPU following the appropriate instructions:

Instructions for Arctic Silver

4. reinstall the heatsink

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July 7, 2009 at 07:35:10
I didnt reinstall the heat sink myself, i gave it to the shop from where I bought the computer, they fixed it and they did apply the new thermal tape.

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