There are two incidents in the past few days where my computer “blackout” suddenly and required a restart. I had no idea what was happening at first but noticed the heatsink on the CPU was very hot after touching it. From what I know, heatsinks should never be *that* hot.
The side cover of my casing is opened and I have a fan blowing straight into it to cool down everything within. When both incidents happened, my fan wasn’t turned on. So, I guess the temperature of the CPU must have risen so high that the computer turns off itself to prevent the CPU from frying itself.
I should probably buy a new heatsink or at least clean up the contact between the CPU and the heatsink but I am just too lazy. I will just make sure that the fan is on all of the time and that the CPU doesn’t get fried.
* fingers crossed *