My system went on the blink a few days ago and I've been trying to diagnose the problem. When I start it up the fans spin up but nothing else happens. I've eliminated all of the components except the motherboard and the CPU (P4 3.2 gHz).
Now today I doscovered that if I turn it on without the CPU fan touching the CPU it starts to boot and then does a thermal shutdown (I think). If fan touches the CPU then I get the old behavior. Is my CPU fried or is the fan the culprit?
Must be having a fault issue with the HSF. Try COMPLETELY uninstalling the HSF and CPU. Clean them both and also the CPU socket. Then reinstall the cpu and HSF. Make sure that HSF is not touching any component on the mobo PCB.
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