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Computer won't turn on! HELP! CPU Overheating

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October 11, 2013 12:33:39 AM

So I went to turn on my Desktop after shutting it down a few hours before today and a few seconds after turning it on there was a high pitched beep and a low pitched beep around half second of each other. After that it went to a blank screen with an underscore (like the one when you boot your computer) and froze.

I know this might not be any help, but I can't replace parts as I only have this one desktop and it's a spaghetti monster :p 

Any help would be much appreciated.

EDIT: I found this website and 2 beeps means something is wrong with the RAM. I have 2 modules which means if 1 was failing, wouldn't the other still work?

EDIT: Looking at another website, not knowing it which bios manufacturer I have, it could be the RAM or the CPU. Wouldn't the computer just not turn on if it was the CPU? Because I hit the bios screen the first time.
October 11, 2013 12:35:39 AM

If restarting are you getting the underscore?
The storage drive might have failed.
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October 11, 2013 12:41:44 AM

alexoiu said:
If restarting are you getting the underscore?
The storage drive might have failed.


I tried reinstalling the drive and that didn't work.
And to make matters worse the bios won't open now with a continuous low then high beep.

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October 11, 2013 12:55:57 AM

I left it for around 10 minutes, took out a module of RAM and it booted with 2 messages.

1. Something about the CPU Overheating
2. Something about the CPU unexpectedly turning off.

I'm off to go reinstall the CPU and the Fan, I'll let you know the results.
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October 11, 2013 1:27:13 AM

The Culprit was one of the little peg things for the fan wasn't in properly which caused the CPU to hit 80-90 degrees idle.
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October 11, 2013 2:34:46 AM

Thank you for the follow up.
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