|I built a computer a few months ago with a quad core intel proccesor. A few weeks ago, my enitre system would just shut down randomly.Upon reboot, I would get an error message-----cpu temp--- press f1 to continue.|
I would press f1 to continue and then a few minutes after windows booted it would shut off again. I checked all my fans, and I even went out and got some extra cheap thermal compound hot my heat sync. After I put on more thermal compound the problem went away. Then like two weeks later , it started shutting off again, only now when I reboot it doesnt give me the over-temp error message in bios.
1. The themal compound I used was rather cheap.
2. My cpu fan wont lock into my mother board completely. (just 2 or 3 out of the 4 pins will actually lock on there. One of them wont come off now for the life of me and I worried about damaging my motherboard.
3. I've built practically this same system 4 times and haven't had this problem.
4. My case fan (its big) my cpu fan, and power supply fan are all connected and workign properly.
If anybody can give me some insight I would gretaly appreciate it .