Asus pt6 overheating shut down

I have a i7 920 processor on a asus pt6 motherboard 1.5 years old it started shutting down due to overheating it dosent even make it to boot any answers would be helpfull
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  1. Best answer
    Here are a few possibilities..

    1. Heatsink fan not spinning
    2. Case fans not spinning
    3. Heatsink became loose
    4. Heatsink wasn't installed properly and as a result the thermal paste dried up
    5. Overclocked CPU w/o sufficient cooling
  2. Best answer selected by don_33.
  3. I just checked the heat sink and indeed the thermal paste had dried up I thank you so much
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