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Old 01.02.2012, 21:04
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Check that the cooler isn't clogged with dust!

(had that problem, too)

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I cleaned it out to see if that was the problem a while ago. I even switched the thermal paste but that didn't work either


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and what beeps do you get? they are code so its important
They are fast and there are more than two :P Do you want me to count them?
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Old 01.02.2012, 21:06
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Re: Computer repair...

You have to count them, the comibination and length of beeps means different things.

http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
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Old 01.02.2012, 21:17
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Re: Computer repair...

Now a screen with

CPU Over Temperature Error!

comes up, then I go into the BIOS, and then it turns off .

Does it still have to do with the PSU?
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Old 01.02.2012, 21:18
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Re: Computer repair...

Sounds like you may have fried it...Are you gaming or were you overclocking intentionally?
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Old 01.02.2012, 21:21
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Sounds like you may have fried it...Are you gaming or were you overclocking intentionally?
I do game, but I wasn't overclocking it. I also thought my computer could sustain such a thing. It's cooled, the processor is an i7 860 with the fan that came with it on top.
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Old 02.02.2012, 00:17
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I do game, but I wasn't overclocking it. I also thought my computer could sustain such a thing. It's cooled, the processor is an i7 860 with the fan that came with it on top.
Take the fan off , clean the thermal plate , re-apply thermal paste , reseat the fan and the CPU...

Thank God for Intel Thermal Protection....

Check the fan speeds in the BIOS , check that the fan spins fast, disable any BIOS fan speeds linked to the CPU , i.e. have the fan run full blast all the time , and see if the problem persists. Check the back plate of the fan mounting, it's got to sit firmly on the CPU.

The beeps mean you ignore my PSU advice. I think you have found your problem.

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Old 02.02.2012, 02:14
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Take the fan off , clean the thermal plate , re-apply thermal paste , reseat the fan and the CPU...

Thank God for Intel Thermal Protection....

Check the fan speeds in the BIOS , check that the fan spins fast, disable any BIOS fan speeds linked to the CPU , i.e. have the fan run full blast all the time , and see if the problem persists. Check the back plate of the fan mounting, it's got to sit firmly on the CPU.

The beeps mean you ignore my PSU advice. I think you have found your problem.
Exactly, and if you can, put it some of these ones...



Probably, one of the best coolers I've ever had...

EDIT: Also, this cooler comes with one of the best thermal paste ever...
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Old 02.02.2012, 08:18
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I bought a BeQuiet PSU, and one of these as well. Wonderful!
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Now a screen with

CPU Over Temperature Error!

comes up, then I go into the BIOS, and then it turns off .

Does it still have to do with the PSU?
Let's say that obviously you haven't installed properly your CPU/cooling system...


How much thermal paste you have applied?

Also, is you CPU Fan properly plugged?

What is the power of your PSU in watts?
Is that enough for your whole system?
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Old 02.02.2012, 23:14
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Let's say that obviously you haven't installed properly your CPU/cooling system...


How much thermal paste you have applied?

Also, is you CPU Fan properly plugged?

What is the power of your PSU in watts?
Is that enough for your whole system?
I used that same video to reinstall it when it first stopped working.
Yep, cpu fan is plugged.
600W and yeah, I think it's enough
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Old 02.02.2012, 23:22
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Re: Computer repair...

Alright, so my CPU temperature is 99C. It seems like the best thing to do now is get a new fan.
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Old 03.02.2012, 00:18
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Alright, so my CPU temperature is 99C. It seems like the best thing to do now is get a new fan.
Try to get that one that I mention before, and when you install it, put that thermal paste, anyway, 99C for a CPU is too much... do your case have extra fans? The air flow of the case is really important...

Another tip, do not put too much thermal paste!!! put the enough to cover all the CPU, not more, not less than that...
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Try to get that one that I mention before, and when you install it, put that thermal paste, anyway, 99C for a CPU is too much... do your case have extra fans? The air flow of the case is really important...

Another tip, do not put too much thermal paste!!! put the enough to cover all the CPU, not more, not less than that...
About the size of a match head. The purpose of paste is to fill in the microscopic pores and cracks not visible to the eye, a smear is enough. Although tests show that too much is never harmful, just wasteful, and not enough is harmful, so always best to over paste rather than under paste. Just use common sense.
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Old 03.02.2012, 02:26
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I built my computer around a year ago, and a couple of months ago it stopped working. I turn it off, then I log on and then it turns off. After that, it just keeps turning off a few seconds after I turn it on. I don't know what to do. Is there any repair shop(on the less pricey side) that I can go to in the area of Zurich?

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probably overheating. check fans haven't failed or clogged with dust.
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Alright, so my CPU temperature is 99C. It seems like the best thing to do now is get a new fan.
What fan do you have?
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(especially the real one so we can see it's "condition"...

Are you sure it's running while powered?
(do you see it moving?) maybe you havent plugged it to the right socket on the mother board...

By the way dont try to much now- 99Degrees is the temp where the CPU will likely fry... you dont want to do that
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Old 03.02.2012, 15:15
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What fan do you have?
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(especially the real one so we can see it's "condition"...

Are you sure it's running while powered?
(do you see it moving?) maybe you havent plugged it to the right socket on the mother board...

By the way dont try to much now- 99Degrees is the temp where the CPU will likely fry... you dont want to do that
Yep...that would sure be a bummer :P
I got a new CPU fan from a firend, so I'll install that today.
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