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February 5, 2014 1:40:47 PM

I can barely write this post because of the lag. my CPU is going insane, spiking from 35% usage to 100% with nothing running in the background. This problem started after opening my Revolt Chassis to test the memory.

I removed the RAM and re-inserted it, the power sw and led+ and - connectors came out while I was in the process so I had to take like 10 minutes getting those little things back into their appropriate spaces.

The problem now is that 10 minutes into starting up my PC my CPU is going WILD! I can't even type without having to wait 3-4 seconds between seeing the letters. It's a 3.40 GHz intel i5 processor. I have 8gb of RAM and I'm not the most hardware savvy computer guy out there. What have I done to my PC? I need help ASAP.

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February 5, 2014 1:46:12 PM

How is the cpu temp ? Are all fans running properly ? What kind of test did you do on the memory ?
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February 5, 2014 2:12:41 PM

CRooKeDCoP said:
How is the cpu temp ? Are all fans running properly ? What kind of test did you do on the memory ?


As it stands, I was only checking that the memory was properly installed into the motherboard. The small, mini-ITX, form factor had me painstakingly navigating through cables to get this done, which is why the connectors mentioned above came unplugged and needed to be plugged back in.

Here are my temps.. oh my.

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The temps being over 100C is unsettling, wouldn't imagine that is healthy. What could I have done while I was in my PC to cause this CPU problem?
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February 5, 2014 2:37:31 PM

Yes your temps are way too high. Umm not sure what you could have done. Might have knocked the heatsink out of place a little bit just enough so it no longer has proper contact. You are gonna want to pull it off clean all the old paste off , re-apply new thermal paste and re-seat the heatsink. Then you will know it is a clean contact and your temps should go down. If they do not then you have another problem which we can further troubleshoot after.
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February 5, 2014 3:05:05 PM

CRooKeDCoP said:
Yes your temps are way too high. Umm not sure what you could have done. Might have knocked the heatsink out of place a little bit just enough so it no longer has proper contact. You are gonna want to pull it off clean all the old paste off , re-apply new thermal paste and re-seat the heatsink. Then you will know it is a clean contact and your temps should go down. If they do not then you have another problem which we can further troubleshoot after.


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Also ensure that the CPU Heatsink fan is connected to the header.
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February 5, 2014 3:28:47 PM

Thank you both for the all the help. I actually opened up the computer again to check on the fan, and as it turns out I was a bit of a dunce. There is a connector that allows the side panels on the Revolt Chassis to light up, and the cable was dipped into the fan, causing the fan to not spin at all. The problem has not arisen since doing this, so all seems well.

Thanks again :) 
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February 5, 2014 3:35:12 PM

There you go. Usually the small things. Check all the very obvious 1st. Cables plugged in , everything is sitting right and connected. Then if you still have a problem. Come here and ask. :)  Glad it helped you find the problem.
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