I just got the parts for my new computer today and assembled them. When i would power up the computer, it would should off in 2 minutes, every single time. I checked the BIOS and noticed that my CPU temperature would climb from 30C to 90C then shutoff. Whats the deal here? Is this just wrong, or is it really getting this hot? If i turn off that auto stuff in the BIOS i can go past the 2 minute shut off, but my temps want to go over 100C, and i turn it off before it gets there. So, ive yet to experience anyhihng outside of my BIOS so far
I applied thermal grease, the CPU cooler fan is going, its tightened down , no idea why its showing itself so damn hot
Processor: Intel core 2 Duo E8400
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-EP35C-DS3R
Video Card: Geforce 9800GTX
PSU: OCZ GamexStream 600W
Memory: 4GB gskill 1000 DDR2
HDD: Segate 500gb
CPU Cooler: ZEROtherm BTF90 92mm
Boot into windows, run realtemp and check it out. The BIOS may be reporting the TCase temperature incorrectly (saw this 2 days ago on an Abit board) and because fan speeds and motherboard-based thermal shutdown is based around this temperature instead of the core temperatures this may be your problem.
Doesn't even sound like he has windows installed to use RealTemp.
Doh! Of course, new build
@OP: Disable the thermal shutdown in the BIOS, install windows and do what I said earlier. If the CPU is critically overheating, it will shut itself down without external intervention from the BIOS. It is borderline impossible to damage the chip from heat these days.
Grimmy: how do you know when you are 'tight enough' on that kind of fixing mechanism? surely it has to be beyond just 'nipping it up' to get a good clamping pressure.
That is a good question. The answer is I don't know exactly how tight is enough. But what works for me, is to tighten it slowly till I can't turn it, and not go beyond it.
Even my Tuniq, all I did was tighten it by hand, since you don't use a screw driver, till I can't turn it no more. So far my E4400 is happy, and my Q6600 is happy, in my 80-83F room. . o O (okay, I may NOT be that happy, I can only blame the designer of the house for having my bedroom exposed to direct sunlight )
Forgot to mention, when tightening it down, I went in a "X" pattern. One corner, then the opposite corner.
I removed the zerotherm cooler and replaced it with the stock one, and my CPU temperature dropped drastically. So obviously, im screwing something up with my installation.
I woke up this morning and checked out the fan, and instead of putting the intel chip bracket on the fan in a rectangular fashion like the base of the fan is shapped, i instead put it on to turn the base into a square, so nothing fit properly at all. I assume thats what was messed up, ill give it another go here in a hour or so.