Hello all, I just finished building a new PC, and have been having some problems with installing the OS.
I am using:
Evga Nforce 680i SLI
Corsair 750w Power Supply
2 gigs Crucial DDR Ram
SeaGate 350g Hard Drive
and i'm not sure what kind of CD Drive i have, as it was given to me unlabeled.
The problem is that after the BIOS comes up, and the OS (Windows XP Home Edition) finishes loading all of its components, the system shuts down.
I have removed each RAM stick and started it up to make sure that that is not the issue, and unless both sticks are fried I'm pretty sure that's not it.
As for the BIOS, i currently have all settings set to default, so that very well could be it, as i am unsure what changes must be made.
I called Evga's tech support, and my CPU is supported.
And while it pains me to say it, I don't have any idea how to figure out what you asked of the Ram.
I looked up the Specs on NewEgg and the only things i found related to what you are asking are that the ram is
Speed DDR2 667 (PC2 5300)
Cas Latency 5
Heat Spreader No
The system is shutting off when the windows is still just a blue screen with "Windows" at the top and "Starting Windows" at the bottom.
I haven't done any overclocking, no, but my CPU is running at around 188 degrees F. I have not yet applied any thermal paste to it, so is that the most likely solution?
As far as fans go, i am using the case's stock fan, the fan on the nforce 680i, and the fan over my cpu.
Okay, thanks for the guide.
Do you think that the CPU is fried at this point? I have turned the system on around ten times, so is it safe to keep using the same chip? after applying the paste of course...
Not to reopen a dead thread, but after applying the thermal past, i'm still having the same problem. The core temp is now sitting at around 160 degrees F. It also says that my CPU Fan isn't spinning at all, though it actually is.