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having a problem with my pc

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November 28, 2005 3:51:03 PM

I turned on my computer for the first time and it starts to load up then it restarts itself and won't finish loading what would cause this?

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November 28, 2005 6:01:05 PM

over heated CPU.

Check your CPU paste and all that good stuff. Take off the HSF.

also maybe Power supply.

I'd check the CPU thing out first.
November 28, 2005 8:28:23 PM

sorry about the email didn't see the reply button well the temp said 44c/ 111f I did not think that was too bad but will check the cpu again.
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a c 158 ) Power supply
November 29, 2005 1:18:23 AM

Is this a new build? First time to power it up or has it been running fine for a time? Have you done anything recently - any upgrades/updates to the rig? What are your system specs? Be specific - mfr/model. 44C at idle or under full load? That could be high or low - depends on the circumstances and the CPU.
November 29, 2005 5:50:27 PM

the computer is a new build that I just fired up. The specs are Biostar NF325-A7 with An AMD 3400+ Socket 754, I have a 256mb 9600 XT graphics card, 512 mb pc2700 ddr memory stick.
a c 158 ) Power supply
December 1, 2005 2:09:30 AM

That's high for a skt 754 at idle - especially since your FSB is probably running at 333 because of the RAM you have in the rig. You can verify the speeds of RAM/CPU with CPU-Z.
December 1, 2005 6:50:27 AM

well what is the best way to apply thermal paste cause I have applied it a few time and each time was a little different and the results are the same. links to pics would be helpful also. I thought it might be the power supply, but borrowed one from a from and that was not it. Thank you for helping me.
a c 158 ) Power supply
December 1, 2005 9:54:51 AM

First try opening the side of the case and see how that affects your temps.
December 1, 2005 3:19:00 PM

when I checked it the side was off and did not help any.
a c 158 ) Power supply
December 1, 2005 3:24:47 PM

When i apply thermal paste, I apply some to the middle of the die and then use a credit card to evenly spread it on top of the die. Read your mobo/cpu manual for specific instructions. If you've already reapplied, then did you remove the old paste with 99 percent rubbing alcohol before reapplying? Off the HSF and CPU...