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If a heatsink isnt fully seated on a cpu or if the paste does not spread well enough between the 2 will this cause reset loops? can the cpu or mobo tell if the heatsink is having an issue and then just not allow the pc to even post due to this? jw
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Yes if a computer is overheating it can in most cases cause reset loops.

You getting a bluescreen error? Or just black screen then restart?
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well i was getting black screen no post and restart loops. i took it back and got everything replaced but i started thinking about it and maybe the parts were not bad maybe i just didnt have the hs on good enough. this is my first build and im using the stock hs fan in the 2500k and am not 100% sure about installing it
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