I ask because something has gone dreadfully wrong with my computer.
It made the high pitched beeeeep noise that it makes when the CPU gets too hot. I have the alarm set to go off @ 140F. The default alarm is set to 158F.
(Previously, while experimenting with fan speeds, I heard this noise before.
During this experimenataion process, I ended up adjusting the fan speed while it was running. It was sufficient to keep the machine running, but it was insufficient to start the machine.)
It’s now behaving similarly to the way that it did when the fan speed was set too low to startup- except that I’m not getting the beeep that says it’s too hot.
This time, right now, the fans initially began to turn a bit then quit. Now they don’t even begin to turn.
I have a green light on the mobo showing that I have power at least to that LED.
When the machine crashed, the box was open and it was in an air conditioned room. The machine had run well previously each of the previous days while it was in this condition and in this room.
If, by some odd chance, the CPU burned up, how would the machine react? Would it behave the way that it is behaving? (Not wanting to do anything but light up hte LED power indicator.)
I feel sure that there’s some sort of a hardware malfunction. "Im just trying to decide if it’s the CPU, mobo, power supply or ‘other’.
I have a lot of work to be doing on this machine (posthaste of course) and no other computer in house with SATA connections to retrieve the data in the mean time.