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Original post by: TCRS Circuit ,

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OK.. What thermal paste did you use. From what you describe is power cycling. This can be caused by literly anything, However, I'd make a guess that you used a conductive thermal paste and that spilled onto some of the electronic components (Capacitors mainly) on the CPU package and that is causing a short circuit. This is not damaging your CPU but can cause power cycling. I always use a ceramic based thermal paste such as Arctic Silver Alumia.

Good luck and let us know.

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