-Intel i7 920 processor
-Asus p6t deluxe Motherboard.
-Coolmaster V8 CPU Fan
-Corsair 6GB DDR3-1600 Dominator Ram
-XFX Radeon HD 5850 1GB Video Card
Bios Set-up to 3.6Ghz suggested:
Ai overclock Tuner: Manual <--- Leave that
CPU Ration Setting: Auto <-- Leave that
Intel Speed Step: Disabled <-- Leave that
BCLK Frequency: 180
PCIE: 100 <-- Leave that
DRAM Freq: DDR-1443Mzh (
UCLK Freq: Auto <-- Set this to 2x+1 of your DRAM freq
QPI Link Data Rate: Auto <-- Set to the lowest possible setting
CPU Voltage: 1.28
CPU PLL Voltage: 1.82
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage: 1.28
IOH PCIE Voltage: Auto
ICH Voltage: Auto
ICH PCIE Voltage: Auto
DRAM Bus Voltage: 1.6
-> Skipping all the DRAM Ref Voltages (They are all set to auto)
Load-Line Calibration: Enabled
CPU Differential Amplitude: Auto <-- Leave that alone
CPU Clock Skew: Auto <-- Leave that alone
IOH Clock Skew: Auto <-- Leave that alone
PCIE Spread Spectrum: Disable
When I ran the system, the cpu temp was 48-50c. When running a game (Modern Warfare 2) it went to 51-53 c. The system shut down and at startup I saw the message ( CPU Too Hot!).
Any suggestions if I sould be overclocking it at all? I created the system with components so I could overclok it. I have ZERO experience in overclocking.
HAHAHAHA, i knew they would be that high. Its probably not the assembly that was screwed up. Its probably a user error. You need to take off the heat sink then clean the bottom of it with alcohol . Then apply new thermal paste then re-seat. If the temps are still to high, then it is probably coolermasters fault.
Gotta ask... did they remove the little piece of plastic on the underside of the heatsink? There's a thin protective piece of plastic there to keep the heatsink from getting scratched up... that would elevate temps, but good lord... your temps are off the charts. Hell, did they even use thermal paste at all?!?
That processor at 3.6 with that CPU cooler should be a no-brainer... something is definitely wrong with the cooling system. Once your problems are resolved, 3.6 is VERY doable. In the mean time, don't do any more stress testing until you have things a bit more resolved... and even then, immediately stop the stress tests if the temps get that high... hell, if they cross 80C I'd pull the plug on the tests and go back to the drawing boards... and under no circumstances leave the tests running unattended until you're more confident in your cooling.
+1 rodney... 80c is max if you don't want to have $280 piece of scrap cpu. I don't think people do a good test of a new build before OCing. You need to bench your new build to test for peoblems such as a 90c temp at 2.6 or video card problem or mem or a host of other things. I say get some new paste.... take of your cooler, clean it well same with the cpu reapply... many good threads on how to do that here. put it back on. run a few heating and cooling cycles.. bench it with prime and you should be good to go. Plus its good to learn about your internal components... it will make you able to diagnose things better, understand whats going on and give you the oportunity for high overclocks!!!!! OC is fun!!! lol ans stressful sometimes!
1. Reset the bios (with computer unplugged). To do this hit the little red button that is located on the motherboard. It is usually right above the PSU.
see if the pc boots after this, if not, try number 2...
2. When replacing the heatsink you probably bumped the ram, try to re-seat this and then see if it boots.
3. unplug all the pesky 4 pin and 3 pin fan connectors in the case then replug them in. See if it boots.
Turkish, not to worry. This is a pretty common issue and it should be resolved fairly quickly.
In the worst case scenario, the person who made your PC installed one to many standoffs and the last on is shorting out the motherboard and needs to be removed, in that case the pc usually keeps rebooting.
Turkish77 Since you had to remove the board to get your V8 in you might have not plugged something in correctly or at all. Retrace the board and make sure everything is plugged in correctly. This is also a common and overlooked. Is sounds like this might be the problem... Try that... go through and redo it all check it twice then turn it on.