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    It could be the CPU overheating - try removing the heatsink, clean it thoroughly, and then re-apply thermal paste and re-attach it.

    There should be a 4-pin square adapter from the PSU that goes to the motherboard and attaches near the CPU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wise Monkey View Post
    It could be the CPU overheating - try removing the heatsink, clean it thoroughly, and then re-apply thermal paste and re-attach it.

    There should be a 4-pin square adapter from the PSU that goes to the motherboard and attaches near the CPU.
    i changed out the cpu cooler fan and cleaned of the paste and put the stock fan on that came with the cpu. it already had paste on it. if i put the other cooler back on how much paste do i put on?

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    Just a small blob in the middle should be fine.
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    nope probably a fried cpu

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    That's also a possibility...

    The problem with something like this is that there are so many possible options that it makes it very hard to diagnose.

    I'd recommend getting a really cheap 775 socket CPU from eBay, any one will do, and try that in your PC to see if it is the CPU that is the problem.
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