I was forced to move my computer yesterday for texturing work to be done on the ceiling. Took the opportunity to blow it out really well with a can of compressed air.
It worked fine for quite a while after that, but it's now having major problems. It will stay up for maybe 10 mins and then just keep rebooting over and over. This prompted me to poke around.
During one of the reboot loops, I decided to go into BIOS. CPU temp was at 47C, so that is clearly not the issue. Didnt have enough time to look at anything else.
Anyways, I went looking inside the case and all the fans were working, but then i felt something rather hot even though I hadnt even grabbed onto it. Simply being near my hand was enough to feel the heat. On AMD computers (3800x2, I think), there's a 4-pin connector that attaches near the CPU. (I forget what it's called, but no, it's not the large 24-pin connector that powers the motherboard. Unfortunately it would be hard to google and find the name of it, as I am currently stuck with using my phone.) If i had to put a number on it, I'd say the Molex connector that feeds the 4-pin connection to the PSU is 125-130 degrees Fahrenheit on the outside of the plastic, which means probably 140+ degrees on the inside where the connection is. This seems to me to be extremely hot, as I've never felt any Molex connector get hot before, much less 125-130 degrees. Furthermore, one of the pins of the Molex connector is discolored (yellow/brown plastic on the female connector.)
Any input on whether or not this could be the problem? Is this a relatively normal temp, or out of the ordinary?
Edit: Picture of the hot Molex connector. Note the discoloration.