Originally Posted by hansalfredche
Thats no glue, it's thermal paste. It's needed so the heat gets transfered to the cooler. Does your system worked with some other OS recently (that is, without resets)? It's possible your mainboard has bad capacitors. One of the symptoms is random resets, but more typically the system doesn't boot properly from time to time (with intervall getting smaller). Do you experience problems at boot time (BIOS not posting)? Did other devices take damage on this machine (USB stick, graphic card)?
Are the capacitors bulged? You can post a pic if you don't know what you are looking for, preferably of the bigger ones near CPU.
Nope everything else is fine, memory is good, brand new power supply and hard drive. no problem at post, loads cd to install. last time it was used was about 1 yr ago until i moved, never used it again until this week to reinstall linux.