I just finished assembling my new home computer (specs listed below) and when I boot up it tell me that the bios does not recognize my CPU and that I need an bios update. I also get a high cpu temp warning.
The bios hardware monitor tells me that my CPU is at 97 degrees celsius ( around 200F ), and this is just at idle state. The fan is at around 1970-2000 RPM.
I didn't want to take any chances so I shut it down.
Im using the standard box cpu fan from Intel. I've tried to take it off and put it on again to make sure it was on properly. Also I'm using the white cooling paste on the bottom of the cpu cooler. 1 drop as the manual tells me.
Anyways, My specs are below. Hope someone can help me with the 2 problems. I really need to get them figured out before I start studying. (2.sep)
Could just be a bad sensor. Your BIOS reports a temp in the center of the CPU which is not actually very useful normally. The individual cores also have sensors... but I do not know of a way to monitor these without loading the OS.
Did you clean up the CPU and install new thermal paste when you switched coolers? Did you verify that there was no foreign material under the CPU?
Are the motherboard standouts only making contact with the motherboard at the spots where there are screw holes in the case?
Does your BIOS report what the CPU voltage is set at?
If you are very confident there are no errors in your build, the next step might be to find someone else locally to test the CPU on their board.
Thx alot Prox for the pointers. I'm very confident there are no errors in my build. I've cleaned both CPU and heatsink thourougly every time I've changed it. It is mounted correct and tightly secured, and I've followed the manual by doctrine.
I know one of my friends have the exact same CPU as myself, so I might pursuade him to let me test it
If not, then I'm not sure what to do.
But thx alot for the replies, I truelly appreciate it.