Hi, Last night I was cleaning out my computer. just a can of compressed air and some Q-tips. I took off the Intel retail heat sink to clean the dust out of the fins. I put it back on properly. Got everything back together. Then i turned it on and it got past the bios checks and all that junk then right about when windows 7 boots it locks up on me. I reboot and i get no Beeb codes or screen. I wait about 10 mins and then it works again but still gets were i got before. The keyboard dies and i get no response. I reset the cmos and still does the same thing. I put pressure on the heatsink to keep it in good contact with the cpu and i still have the same problem. It just locks up and shutsoff. It was working fine before. Could this be a overheating problem or a dead cpu? My specs
Intel core i7 920 at stock speeds settings X58 evga 4x classifed edition 3x2 corsiar DDR3 corsiar 650 W power supply two geforce250s in SLI Thanks in advance
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What heat paste did you use and did you apply it correctly?
Arctic sliver and i just put a dab of it on the cpu and then i put the heat sink on.