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System collapse?

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July 22, 2012 3:43:34 PM

Hello,

A number of issues are occuring on my system. Not sure if they are related, but that is my hunch.

My processor is overheating - I cleaned the CPU fan and inside of my case.
Also, I noticed that there is a squeaky/high pitched noise coming from my computer as well. It is dependent on activity - open an application and it squeaks; idle and it is quiet.
My PSU fan is not spinning - just noticed this when I tried to restart.
In addition my general case fan is spinning slowly - slower than it would on the slow setting, and it is set on High.

My current system consists of:

Asus P5B Deluxe motherboard
Core 2 duo E6400 processor
ATI HD5670
8 GB g.skill ddr2-800 pc26400
Windows XP Pro
450 w psu

I have read on other forums that the high pitched sound could be a motherboard problem. There is clearly a PSU problem. my case fan might be related or maybe not, but it also seems my CPU fan might not be keeping up.

Any ideas of where to start?

Thank-you!!

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July 22, 2012 11:35:08 PM

I'd start with that PSU. What brand is it? If it's fan isn't spinning, you might want to replace that.

Did you use some thermal compound on the CPU?
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July 23, 2012 2:52:08 AM

yeah the psu is probably the problem and you should reaply the cpu thermal compund.

also what is that computer used for? gaming? if so burn it :p 
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