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Hot power supply possibly damaged motherboard

The fan on my power supply gave out and caused an over-heat shutdown. I allowed the system to cool down for 30 minutes with the cover off. I powered back up and everything worked fine and I worked for about 15 minutes.

I replaced the powersupply with a new one and now at boot up I get regular long beeps from the motherboard buzzer and no movement on the system. I went back in and unplugged all drives except for the boot drive and still nothing changes. I did check to see that all boards, memory and power cable are seated properly.

I reinstalled the original powersupply which is giving me the same error now.

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As what i can tell sounds like the motherboard might of got damaged when you let the power supply over heat

sorry thats what i think

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Automatic shutdown over heating


Turn the computer off.
Remove the side-panel, to expose the motherboard.
Turn the computer on.
When you see PRESS <blah> TO ENTER BIOS SETUP, press the <blah> key.
Use the "arrow" keys to move around the BIOS SETUP menu,
looking for any "system health" menu-entry.
Press the "enter" key to select that menu-entry.
It should report the current motherboard temperature, and the current CPU temperature,
and the temperature-limit, beyond which the motherboard will force a shutdown.
It may also report the speed of the power-supply fan, the case fan (if installed), and the CPU fan.
Also, take a look at the fans, to confirm that they are spinning.
Replace any non-functioning fans.

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The system is heating up really fast is caused by not enough cool air being directed to your CPU, Turn off the computer un-plug everything from the wall and carefully remove the side panel, not touching anything on the inside, look for the fan should be clearly to see, after that look closely enough to see behind the fan if its all dirty and filled with un-known substances then it requires cleaning. you can remove the screws holding the fan in place to give it a light clean, and put the fan back on, before putting the side panel back on check to make sure the screws holding the lump of metal is tight, after all that turn the computer back on and it should remain on.
The main cause to why the computer shuts down is because the CPU gets so hot the computer automatically shuts itself down to protect itself from over heating and causing damage.

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When the CPU overheats then it will shut down (i.e. thermaloverload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down. If this is theproblem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail.
A faulty fan causes the problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are cloggedwith dust.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan.
If the fan and heat sink is clogged with dust the remove the dust and make surethe vents are clear and dust free. Use a can of compressed air to do this.

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CPU Overheated
If the system shutdown automatically after power on system for seconds, that means the CPU protection function has been activated. When the CPU is over heated, the motherboard will shutdown automatically to avoid a damage of the CPU, and the system may not power on again.

In this case, please double check:
1. The CPU cooler surface is placed evenly with the CPU surface.
2. CPU fan is rotated normally.
3. CPU fan speed is fulfilling with the CPU speed.

After confirmed, please follow steps below to relief the CPU protection function.
1. Remove the power cord from power supply for seconds.
2. Wait for seconds.
3. Plug in the power cord and boot up the system.

Or you can:
1. Clear the CMOS data.
2. Wait for seconds.
3. Power on the system again.

If after clearing the CMOS you still have no display, you may have damaged your motherboard, CPU, or RAM. If you need further assistance with this Motherboard, let me know.

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Cpu high temperature, cpu shutting down


The CPU is shutting down because it is overheating (ie thermal shutdown) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down. If this problem is not fixed, eventually the CPU will fail completely.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely. Also check the power supply fan to see if it spins freely. If the CPU fan has failed, then replace the CPU fan. The CPU fan and heat-sink assembly may be clogged with dust, if so loosen the dust and vacuum to remove the dust.

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On system switch-on, your computer does some safety checks and if there is any problem, deactivates the power supply to avoid damage escalation. Many different causes are possible, you need some local expert to have a direct look at the system to solve the problem. An incomplete list of things that may be wrong:
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thanks for using fixya.com

heating your ram is only natural specially when you are using your unit.
you can buy a fan for that.

but if he heat is not natural you can go to a computer shop and ask assistance for the technician.


please don't forget to rate..

thanks,

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Ga-m61sme-s2l motherboard always shut down within 5mins


It sounds as if the motherboard is having a temperature safety shutdown. This occurs when the temperature of the CPU exceeds a certain limit.

First off: Please check your CPU fan, power supply fan, and graphics card fan(if you have a gfx card) that they are working. If not, I would highly recommend replacing the fans or at least cleaning them and attempting to get them started by rotating them manually.

Please enter your BIOS (See Here for instructions) and navigate to "PC Health Status" - check the entry for the CPU temperature. While in the BIOS there is little strain on the system, but if the temperature is above 40 degrees Celsius in this state it may be prudent to check the fan setting. Also, check if there is a CPU Fan fail warning/CPU warning temperature - on average the limit should not exceed 60-65 degrees Celsius, max. Set any Fan speed or mode settings to maximum if able.

Try again.

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Let the computer sit for a while and check to make sure it is at or near room temperature. Attempt to restart the installation process. When the power is cut, feel where the power supply meets the case to check whether or not it is particularly hot.

Replacement of the power supply's fan should solve that problem. I recommend taking it to a repair shop.

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If none of the components in your computer are particularly hot, please come back with more information on your computer, such as the parts, what you are cd you are booting, any new hardware, etc.

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Systems that shut down after being powered on can point to an over heating of the CPU. Other factors come into play with overheating. Too much dust build-up on & under the CPU fan blades. Dust builds up in-between the heatsink fins (Thus the CPU fan can not cool the CPU chip.)
The CPU fan may be running too slow. When the PC system shuts down it’s saving you from hurting the system. You did not list the model number of you're system. Check you're system & clean the mentioned parts. Use canned air & a dry clean small paint brush to help remove possible dust buildup blow the dust away with the canned air.

Mike

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