I run a small business and the CPU temperature in our primary server reached 102C.
I figured this was a dangerously high temperature, so to avoid damage to the CPU, I shut off the computer.
I noticed that the heat sink was on loose, re-seated it, turned the computer back on, and looked at the temperature in the BIOS setup.
It kept steadily increasing to 100C again, and I shut off the computer.
For now; our business is running on a backup server (a laptop), but unfortunately, our backup cannot run all of the tasks that the main server was able to (mainly due to expensive software licensing issues).
It is urgent that we have some additional services up tomorrow, but MicroCenter isn't open at this time of night. I believe the problem is the thermal paste, but is there a way to fix such an issue without buying new thermal paste?
What would be a good short-term solution for getting our main server back online? Thanks.