All of these components are brand new except the RAM sticks which are from my last build. I go into the BIOS upon start up and it is showing my CPU temp climbing up to the mid 80's C. If I try to restart the computer, I get some motherboard beeps and a message saying CPU temperature too high.
I cleaned the CPU and (stock) heatsink and reapplied some Arctic Silver. No change in temp. The one time I got to the point where I could install Windows 7, it made it about 2/3 through installation then blue screened. I am at a loss as to what my next step is. I'm guessing it could be a motherboard issue as well, but really don't know. The stock heatsink doesn't seem very secure so that could be part of the issue as well, but I feel like I should at least be able to install Windows with a stock heatsink without it overheating.
If anyone has an ideas or has heard of this problem before, I'd be very grateful for any info. I would love to not have to RMA parts, but that might have to be my next step. Ugh.
You have to press the heatsink posts into place until you hear a click. Make sure the top disks are correctly oriented.
I thought I had done that, but apparently I didn't push down hard enough. One of the posts wasn't clicked it. Now it seems to be running fine; Windows installed, my CPU temp is chillin around 35C, and no blue screens yet. Thank you so much for a simple fix. I feel kinda dumb now though haha.