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Intel i7-3770 overheating to above 80C before booting into Windows

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  • Asus
  • Intel i7
  • CPUs
  • New Build
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August 20, 2013 3:30:50 PM

Hey everyone, I am having quite the headache with a new build and thought I'd see if anyone has knowledge to pass my way. My setup is:

Intel i7-3770
Asus P8Z77-V motherboard
8GB Patriot RAM
EVGA Geforce GTX 670 FTW
Thermaltake Smart M850 PSU
WD 1TB hard drive

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.

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August 20, 2013 3:33:40 PM

You have to press the heatsink posts into place until you hear a click. Make sure the top disks are correctly oriented.
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August 20, 2013 3:57:06 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
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.
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August 20, 2013 5:02:27 PM

Happens alot. dont fret over it.
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