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Computer Restarts When I Shut Down + Other Problems (Resolved)


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Your options are 1: continue the PC as it is but shut it down using Windows and turn off the mains power before it has a chance to restart. 2: trying a standard heatsink and CPU cooling fan in case it is the present cooling system causing the MB to short out. 3: worse case scenario is replacing the MB.
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Turn off the mains power from the PSU? While it is shutting down I just press the switch on the PSU or hold down the power button from the computer?
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Turn off the mains power from the PSU? While it is shutting down I just press the switch on the PSU or hold down the power button from the computer?

No, allow Windows to shut down the computer completely and then turn off the power by way of the switch on the PSU itself or directly at the wall socket itself, whichever is easier.

NB: The above is not recommended as a permanent solution only a temporary workaround.
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okay, I will do this but for how long could I do this for until you reckon I would need a change on the whole motherboard.. Also, I was planning on upgrading my computer before but I did not know what parts I should look up for and how I will fit them but after the experiences going through with you and the knowledge I've received I feel a bit more confident in doing so.
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okay, I will do this but for how long could I do this for until you reckon I would need a change on the whole motherboard..

Sorry I could not even hazard a guess, see this option http://www.sevenforu...ult-action.html

Good to see that you feel that you have gained something from this, picking parts for a new build would probably be harder for you now than you actually assembling them, which again is a + in your favour.
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So really, the only thing that I would changing at the moment is the motherboard and if I want further upgrades, it'll be the RAM sticks?
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The problem that you have is which hardware can you trust, personally I would steer clear of liquid cooling also.
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Then that would mean that i'll need to know what to do like to remove it/replace
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If the computer was given to me to troubleshoot the first thing that I would do is obtain a stock heatsink and cooling fan, remove the liquid cooling system, remove the processor itself and inspect the pins on the CPU and the socket itself.

If the CPU and socket both look good reseat the CPU and clean off the old thermal paste, if the new heatsink does not have a preapplied thermal pad apply some thermal paste to the top of the CPU and attach the heatsink and fan and then try the barebones set-up and see how it goes.
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I think the fan I can get as it is connected with the watercooling.. the heatsink however, I don't know much about as well as this thermal paste and I have no clue how to do this
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The present fan is not the correct type as it is an exhaust fan and should be mounted correctly at the rear of the case to expel the hot air from the inside of the case, you will also need a heatsink, an example of what you require which has pre-applied thermal paste http://www.amazon.co...62222655&sr=8-8


Just a FYI, all you need to know about thermal paste and it`s application http://www.arcticsil...l_line_v1.1.pdf
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so is that heatsink with the fan all I will need? This is going to replace where the watercooling is?
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Correct on both counts.

Before you purchase anything remove the present cooling system and CPU so that the CPU pins and MB socket can be inspected for signs of damage.

Please keep in mind that if the MB is bad replacing the heatsink and fan will not solve the problem, it is the least expensive item to replace + it can also be used with any replacement same socket MB should the CPU be ok but the MB bad, hence the reason why the CPU pins should be inspected for signs of damage before you purchase anything.

Tip: Before you remove the present cooling system and CPU, run the barebones set-up for a while so that the CPU gets hot, shut it down and disconnect the electrical supply, remove the cooling system from the top of the CPU.

This is suggested so that the present thermal paste softens and makes removing the cooling system easier and avoids pulling the CPU from the MB socket prematurely.
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The CPU pins and MB socket is underneath the watercooling?

How long should I run the computer for before removing the cooling system
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The CPU pins and MB socket is underneath the watercooling?
The CPU is underneath the water cooling module and the pins beneath the CPU where they plug into the socket.
How long should I run the computer for before removing the cooling system
Five minutes is plenty of time.


Some information to help you, please disregard any advertising http://www.pcstats.c...?articleID=2676

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