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Old 08-12-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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Hey guys so I just built a computer and it keeps rebooting after about a minute or so. I read that there could be too much thermal paste so I removed some of it. That did not help. I am using the fan/heat sink that came with the i3 processor. Any help is really appreciated cause I need it next week for school !!!
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:02 AM   #2
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Hello, it maybe possible that you are getting insufficiant cooling, or maybe in rare cases the heat sensor has malfunctioned, the heatsink may not be tight enough
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Remove the motherboard and be certain heat sink is attached with all 4 pins through to the back of the board. Unless you doused the cpu pins with grease, the amount of grease isn't causing this, its in the attachment.
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Knowing tour complete computer specs including make, model and wattage of power supply would help us assist you better. What are the temps and voltages reading in the BIOS?
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Same as Amd_Man.
We need to know what we're working with to assist you.
One of the most common reasons for overheating is as Rich-M posted.



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Thx everybody! Here are my specks:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H67N-USB3-B3 LGA1155 Mini-ITX Motherboard ($200)
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215)
GPU: Geforce GTX550 Ti Amp 1GB DDR5 Graphics Card ($140) - This is optional, as you can use the integrated graphics if you want
RAM: G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 RAM ($55)
Case and Power Supply: SIlverstone SG06BB-450 Black Aluminum Case with 450W Power Supply ($143)
Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc
Hard Drive: Western Digital 2TB Hard Drive ($100)
Hard Drive: Western Digital 2TB Hard Drive ($100)
Solid-State Drive (Optional): 120GB OCZ Vertex ($85) or 240GB OCZ Vertex ($180)
Bluetooth (Optional): Jabra A320s USB Bluetooth Adapter (this adapter works much better than any others I've tried, so I recommend getting this one even though it's larger and generally a little more expensive)

If you guys could give me steps and try. To explain what I need to do. I am still learning. Thx bill
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Silverstone PSU's are poor quality at best and 450W is underpowered for the 550 ti GPU making it a prime suspect.
You want to be at 550W minimum with a good quality PSU.
All SeaSonic- All XFX- Most Corsair (not the CX-GS-M Series) are top quality.

Why didn't you just use the thermal pad that was already on the CPU?
After you removed the excessive thermal paste, did you thoroughly remove the old paste, thoroughly clean the CPU & Heatsink and reapply fresh paste?



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So you are saying that I need a different power supply?? This one fits in my case. Also I just took the excess thermal paste off not applying new. Where can i buy more thermal paste
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He's saying that Silerstone PSU's are low quality and on top it's underpowered for what you're running. Anytime you take the heatsink off the cpu you have to clean both the heatsink's base and the cpu's heatspreader of the old compound with 90% Isopropyl Alcohol and reapply new thermal compound.

Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
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So you are saying that I need a different power supply?? This one fits in my case. Also I just took the excess thermal paste off not applying new. Where can i buy more thermal paste
Yes. You want to be at 550W minimum with a good quality PSU.
Best bang for buck 550W: Newegg.com - XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply



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Arctic Silver is generally figure to be the best:
Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
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