computer does not bootup continuously restart

December 29, 2010 at 12:20:50
Specs: Windows 7
Ok here is the deal. I built a computer about a year ago and it was working really good until recently. Computer just keeps restarting itself continuously. does not boot up all the way, it does not let me into safe mode, cannot hit F8, get into BIOS and when i put a recovery cd it wont load it, I dont have enough time to do it before it restarts itself over and over again every 1 or 2 secs without stopping. Im thinking is a faulty power supply because i have an older power supply i plugged in and it rebooted the computer all the way through and it stayed on for about 3 minutes and then it just shut off. Any help please.

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#1
December 29, 2010 at 14:28:36
Could be an overheating issue. Check for and clean the dust out, check the fans are working properly and the cpu heat sink fins are not filled with dust.
Also the thermal compound between cpu and heatsink may need replacing. If you do this be careful to read the instructions for replacing compound and not put too much on.

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#2
December 29, 2010 at 14:39:14
i've done all that.. checked all the conections and everything

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#3
December 29, 2010 at 21:24:18
You could be having a problem with your RAM. If you have more than one stick, try booting with just one installed, switch and try again. If it boots up correctly with either one and your board uses dual channel RAM, it would be best to replace the pair together. Then go into your bios and make sure that your system uses the correct specs for your memory (speed, voltage, and if possible all of the other numbers).
If the memory proves not to be the issue, (as above) clean out dust, make sure all fans are running, and reset your CPU heatsink with new compound. See directions here:
http://www.arcticsilver.com/methods...

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December 29, 2010 at 21:58:12
Be careful to the site~

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