Upgraded, CPU, MOBO, M.2, RAM, PSU, Now computer is restarting all day

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  1. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #31

    When the CPU was 84C, the room temperature was 32C, and the CPU was working at (nearly) 100%.
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  2. Posts : 165
    Win10 Pro
       #32

    sygnus21 said:
    I gotta be honest none of those would really causes a system reboot or are even needed. I've been building PC's every 3-4 years since 1998 with my last build in my system specs coming in 2019 and I've yet to come across a board that needed a CMOS battery out the box; nor did it need resetting (removed and reinstalled). And I highly doubt most who build seen it. Is it possible... anything is possible, though the probability of it is low.
    Anyway one sure fire way to check battery status is by observing date and time - if the time and date in the BIOS doesn't stick - and you'll know immediately as the date would resort to something like Jan 1, 2000 if the battery was the issue. Same for the BIOS settings... if they stick the battery is good. If not, yeah, the battery is bad.
    I agree with your check list Sygnus but a ropey CMOS might cause reboots but do agree the usual signs of trouble is date/time.

    But I have had one new board arrive, no battery and another where it wasn't seating properly.

    It would be a rare occurrence, from new a CMOS battery was an issue but if I have built from new or a major repair for others with older PC, I change the battery, it's more for piece of mind, then issues.

    But I also agree with Ghot, new MOBOs and quality assurance testers are not always a great mix and on occasion require cleaning up after them.

    Is it possible Irish when inserting the CPU bent one of the pins which would cause issues and while inspecting, be a great opportunity to remove any over enthusiastic use of thermal paste as you have suggested, remove, clean up and start from scratch so to speak?

    ( We are all assuming Irish did use, ( relatively new ), paste )?

    I do wonder if it is a jumper issue?

    As you write, the manual would be a good thing to have to hand.
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  3. Posts : 5,816
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #33

    The OP already found the battery was/is not the issue.
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  4. Posts : 165
    Win10 Pro
       #34

    sygnus21 said:
    The OP already found the battery was/is not the issue.
    Yes I'm aware but was wondering if a bent CPU pin would cause Irish the issue's he is having?
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  5. Posts : 5,816
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #35

    Jaylob4 said:
    Yes I'm aware but was wondering if a bent CPU pin would cause Irish the issue's he is having?
    Yes, that is a very big possibility.
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  6. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #36

    Most modern CPUs don't have pins anymore: they have contact points that seat in the socket but aren't long enough to bend or get deformed out of contact. If the system didn't work at all, I would be troubleshooting for a short between mobo and case. But it's working for a while, so I'm inclined to go along with those suggesting overheating issues (which may indicate cooling/ventilation problems). Look for the mobo maker's forums and see if anybody else using the same board has reported the same or similar issues. If it's a defect, these things happen only seldom in ones and twos. If they happen at all, they'll usually happen more frequently. Unless you have a collection of alternate spare parts (swap out one at a time to try to isolate the fault/failing element), heading to the shop may be worth considering...
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  7. Posts : 5,816
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #37

    The board's socket has the contact pins which can become bent....

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  8. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #38

    OK then: received and understood. That's a particularly violent example of bent pins. Must be story in there somewhere...
    LOL
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  9. Posts : 5,816
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #39

    EdTittel said:
    That's a particularly violent example of bent pins. Must be story in there somewhere...
    Probably. I just used it as an example to say pins on the board can be bent
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  10. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #40

    @sygnus21: and here I was, thinking only from the CPU's perspective. Sigh. Thanks!
    --Ed--
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