My PC trobbles...
ok so my pc blew up on me...
it just shut itself off, wasnt doing any processes or anything, just shut down. so I start replacing parts, narrowed it down to mobo psu or processor... my friend coms over, starts messin with it some, takes off the processor fan at this point I was pretty upset that he took off the fan without me testing the psu first... anyways...
I put the new psu in and re paste my processor for the first time EVER! I was nervious as could be, my hand shook like no other when applying the drop of paste. I had to re apply the drop 3 times before it looked like I made one without an air bubble in it. So then I put back on the heatsink and booted the machine shortly after.
The machine BOOTS... sucess!!!! NOT!!
its running great everything working fine then all the sudden once I open a game it shuts off again. At this point im thinkin its possable it could be a bad mobo.. but then again it didnt boot before I got the new psu in it now that I got the new psu in it makes me think that was the bad part. After the machine shut itself off from opening the game I booted it back up, reloaded the game and it shut itself off again very quickly, this made me guess that its overheating. maybee I applied the paste wrong, it was my first time doin it! the machine still turns on, I havnt tried booting a game again yet, I just turned it on to back up my files. at this point I just dont know what to do, my pc boots and runs nice and fast when it boots, however the 2 times I loaded a game it just shut off, so its gatta be a heat problem no??? Where can I monitor the temp's for cpu??? should I redo the thermal paste??? is it possabe its the mobo??? The mobo didnt boot at all with the old psu tho, so it sure seems like the psu was the bad part. I'm guessing its the thermal paste or cpu problem in general... but looking for someones elses insite before I go any further. everything besides the processor and mobo itself have been replaced and tested at this point, working ok.
Any help is appreciated.