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Heat sync trouble?

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March 5, 2009 12:46:18 AM

I have a problem with my computer. It keeps rebooting itself. I have a 865 PE motherboard. My son believes the heat sync is to blame. I'm not sure where to look next.

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a b V Motherboard
March 5, 2009 2:30:14 AM

It's a heatsink :)  A sink is a place that makes things dissapear or move away, like a sink hole.

865 PE is the chipset, and not the actual brand of board.

You could remove the old heatsink, clean up the CPU, and install a new aftermarket cooler if you like. Be warned that the motherboard is getting old and may not work much longer.

A computer that is rebooting could have a bad power supply, or simply be dying as well. Or it could be dying RAM.

Here's a few ideas:
Arctic Silver ACN-60ML (2-PC-SET) Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier - OEM
Comes with Thermal Interface Material (TIM) pre-applied, so is easy to use for the novice.