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Old May 12, 2009, 01:51 PM
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Default <solved>Computer is crashing right after or during boot

Ok so I posted this problem a long time ago but it has been two months and I think I should ask again. What is the problem with my computer? Here are the symptoms:

-The computer crashes during or right after boot
-It is not the power supply because I bought a new one and the problem didn't change
-I have checked the ram and even cleared the cmos
- When I turn it on it crashes, when I turn it on again it crashes sooner etc etc when I turn off the power supply or unplug it the computer starts crashing right after boot again.

any suggestions?:help:
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Old May 12, 2009, 02:09 PM
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When you bought a new PSU did you increase the wattage or is it the same?
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Old May 12, 2009, 02:15 PM
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Have you tried re-seating your cpu... and did you reapply new Tim and the Heatsink properly....

Is it the computer in your specs?
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Old May 12, 2009, 02:59 PM
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can you tell us what hardware you having trouble...... eg brandname, model name

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Old May 12, 2009, 03:11 PM
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Try swapping your CPU with one from a working machine. I had an old computer that would randomly reboot itself or crash because the CPU was bad. Sometimes it would happen often, other times, not for a week.
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Old May 13, 2009, 04:07 AM
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ok the new psu was the same wattage, the computer is the one in my sig, and i have cleaned out and taken everything off and put it back together to see if i could find another problem.

Here is another detail: it was working but then i started cleaning it and when i was i forgot to plug in the (i don't know the name) 4 pined yellow and black plug that plugs in beside the cpu. and tried to turn it on. It of course didn't work. Could that have fried the cpu?
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Old May 13, 2009, 07:29 AM
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had the same problem, with the exact same CPU pretty much.

you have to apply ALOT of pressure to make sure those stupid useless pins are inside the holes properly.

you push them down in an X pattern, top left, bottom right, top right, bottom left.

thats your problem. and no, you didnt fry anything.

If you have to, take your motherboard out, clean everything off, reapply thermal compound, seat the HSF 100%. Check the back of the motherboard. Those CPU's put off alot of heat. The reason why you're rebooting is because of the thermal protection built into your cpu.

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Old May 13, 2009, 02:05 PM
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If this works wow i lost a month of WOW and 3 months without a good computer because of this !
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Old May 13, 2009, 02:06 PM
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do you mean cpu pins or heatsink/fan pins
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Old May 13, 2009, 02:22 PM
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I did not apply any thermal paste there was alread some one it and i didn't clean it off not to mention i don't have any and i don't have a cent to buy it with. (unemployed teenager)
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