A couple weeks ago I suddenly encountered sudden shut downs of my computer and then it would automatically restart. Thinking this was my hard drive due to my lack of experience with the hardware side of computers I ignored it for a while and it continued in no real pattern just randomly.
About a week and a half ago when I was inspecting the computer again since it continued to happened I noticed that when gently putting my fingers against the CPU fan it was extremely hot so I ordered thermal paste thinking that may be a reason why.
I purchased artic silver thermal compounded and correctly replaced the thermal paste and then turned on the machine to see the results, they were disappointing as the temperature continued to start at 50 degrees and get up to 100 within 10 minutes of idling.
I blew out the computer to remove dust even though there wasn't much at all in there and then restarted to find the same results. I tested the temperatures with Speedfan and compared to other programs and found the same results.
I then went into the bios and checked the fan speeds and noticed something very unusual, the cpu fan reading was 0RPM and it didn't matter which fan socket thingy I put it into it always showed 0RPM.
CPU over heating, Bios shows fan readings are 0RPM even though I can feel the cpu fan near the grill working. Temperatures are exceeding 95C and causing computer to crash while idling.
CPU - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 - 2600k CPU @ 3.4 GHz
CPU Temperature Rangings: 70c - 100c
System Temperature - 23c
Motherboard: MSI Australia Z68A-G45 (B3)
The socket pins are not bent and nor at the cpu's pins
Any other I can provide on request.
Thanks guys and hopefully we can sort this out together