01-11-2012, 01:28 AM
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Rides:1997 BMW M3 Sedan
Region: USA - South East
Originally Posted by Potenza
I wouldn't jump to the fried processor conclusion. Modern CPUs/Motherboards have protection built in to prevent overheating. If the fan is not plugged in, or doesn't meet a certian rpm the BIOS will automatically shut the computer down to prevent damage. CPUs also have thermal proection built in that will downclock or halt the cpu if temps get too hight. Not to say that shit can't happen, but CPUs/MBs are engineered with some fail safe these days.
What kind of computer is this? Laptop, Desktop, self-built, or a brand name HP/Dell ??
If it's a desktop the first thing I would do is make sure your RAM is seated correctly and verify that the cpu fan is snug in it's power connector. If all that checks out I'd test the CPU fan for functionality and proceed from there. Also try a different CPU fan connector if your MB has multiple.
It's a self built. I checked on the ram and everything, I tried a bare start, you know, one stick of ram, mobo, cpu, keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Same result. I only have on CPU fan connector on the mobo. Nothing. I'm gonna take the computer to a repair shop here in tuscaloosa, they will tell you whats wrong with it and how much it will cost to have them fix it. But having them tell me whats wrong with it will probably allow me to fix it myself. I'm no where near as good at diagnosing hard ware problems in a computer as I am at cars.