CPU about to melt... need suggestions...

Hi All,

Well I just got finished installing my new system below and when I finally got everything up and running, I get a nice CPU Over Temperture Error where I had to hit F1. Well I get into the BIOS and go to the power menu and then the Hardware Monitor and it says my CPU temp is 100 C/212F and it is in red. All the others are in blue (motherboard Temp is 28C/82F, Northbridge 38C/101F, Southbridge 36C/97F).

Now before I go and take off my CPU heatsink/fan and clean off the thermal conductor, is there somethign in a setting that may be messed up? Did I not set something right that is making my CPU run hot? something maybe with voltage? I don't know. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't something stupid I unknowingly did before I crack open my case and reset and reapply conductor.

Thanks guys.

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  1. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/250339-28-load-e8400

    Read the latter posts here where one of the old timers has posted some useful links for you.
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