I have an hp compaq 6000 pro minitower which supports total of 16gb ram. Ive bought 4x4gb ddr3 non-ecc sticks for a real good price, I went to plug it into my computer, and well I got 5 beeps but no blinking red light; it was solid green light. So, I decided to take the cover off and for some reason the south bridge ( the black chip) <- correct me if Im wrong was really warm for some reason. Waited for it to cool off, then, I restarted it which was a bad idea, because 15 minutes while I was in my desktop looking at the temperature as well as trying to update my MP3 firmware, it automatically shut off on its own. And now it wont even turn on anymore, however, I do have a spare MT thats exaxtly the same one that died. Pull the stock ram out of it and plugged the Kingston ram inside, it was the same scenario as before. But, after taking it apart, re applying thermal paste the second computer worked fine; I was able to download a 3gb file which took 3 hours to download on it. (all fans were O.C in which generated more heat versus when I down clocked the fans. O.C worked fine with the stock ram and such for both MTs; this happened way before I purchased the ram.)
Finally, I looked at the CPU usage in task manager and well for some reason it was starting at 3% and suddenly skyrocketing to 69% or even higher then back down to 3%.
-Im in the need for help. The ram works. I just want to know why and how to stop it from overheating even when the MT is cleaner than my room.
Thanks in advance.