New Computer = Burning in hell

I just built my new computer, 2 gigs of ram, EVGA 680i mobo, E6600 Core 2 Duo processor, 700w PSU, 8800GTS, etc. etc.

Well i finally turn it on and YAY! IT BOOTS!

So i go get a soda, come back 5 minutes, and the system is off. Quick "WTF?" and i boot it, go into the bios, and look at the temps. Sure enough, the CPU is at 55 C and rising about 2 C per second. So after a minute or two, the processor peaks at about 90 degrees and the computer immediately shuts down.

Everything else is fine (Chipset around 35, board at a cool 27), all the fans are spinning, even the processor's heatsink fan.

So here's the question:
What is wrong? Do i need a new heatsink? Buy more/reapply thermal paste?

Before you ask, yes the heatsink is touching the processor.
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  1. Is it fully seated though? They can be rather tricky to get on. On the back of the board all four little black things should be poking out from inside the white clips. It takes not insignificant force to install it correctly. And I assume you didn't leave the plastic cover on either the processor or the heatsink?
  2. Yeah i took all three protective covers off (heatsink, processor, socket), and the heatsink is seated correctly.
  3. Well gee that's peculiar. Make sure the vcore in the BIOS is correct, it should be around 1.3, maybe the auto voltage is giving it way too much though I've never seen it before.

    Also it's possible (but not likely) that the contact surface of the heatsink is warped. The thermal paste should be mashed out flat across the heatsink and heatspreader.

    Other than that I don't know what it could be, other than a faulty sensor or something.
  4. Hm.......do you think removing and re-seating the heatsink would help?
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    Hm.......do you think removing and re-seating the heatsink would help?


    Remove it, clean off the thermal compound, put some new on, and reinastall it...make triple sure the damn pins are pushed down AND locked.

    Intels mounting mechanism is total shite and I've seen more issues with stock and third party coolers that use the intel design mechanism than anyother in the past...
  6. Re-installed with a hammer and now it's working great, LOL
  7. DemPyros, while you're at it, check out the following Sticky for information regarding proper temperatures, testing, monitoring and links:

    Core 2 Duo Temperature Guide

    Hope this helps,

    Comp 8)
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    DemPyros, while you're at it, check out the following Sticky for information regarding proper temperatures, testing, monitoring and links:

    Core 2 Duo Temperature Guide

    Hope this helps,

    Comp 8)


    Yup Comu gets $1 everytime someone reads that guide :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Good guide tho.

    I also agree that Intels stock hsf mounting is pretty average. 9/10 if ur getting strange readings its a mounting issue. Remove and remount.
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    Yup Comu gets $1 everytime someone reads that guide
    Good guide tho.


    Don't I wish!!! :lol: Unfortunately, I'm just a nice guy trying to help people sort out this confusing temperature mess the motherboard manufacturers have created due to their lack of attention to detail.

    Let me know if there's anything I can do for you.

    Comp 8)
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    Re-installed with a hammer and now it's working great, LOL


    8O

    Well... whatever works... Good job.
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