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Cpu over temperature error when i stand up computer

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September 27, 2010 8:59:54 AM

Hello,

I just built a new computer and everything seemed fine. all was working well until I installed the last piece, which was just hooking up a new dvd player. even then, the computer booted up and worked fine. it wasn't until i put on the case covering that the computer shut down and had the "cpu over temperature" error. i have good working fans everywhere. the odd thing is that even when i remove the side panel and lay the computer back down, everything works normal. it's only when i stand the computer upright that it has the overheat error. how is it over heating when i stand it up? any help or explanations would be great! thanks.

i7 930
asus sabertooth x58 mobo
6 gb ram
msi 460gtx
corsair 950w psu
(everything is set to default in bios)
September 27, 2010 12:17:02 PM

Heat sink not locked tightly on socket ??
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September 28, 2010 6:09:42 AM

how can it not be though? the i7 just clicks into the slot and it physically can't be put in wrong because of the grooves. i guess i somehow messed it up haha. ill give it a try thanks.
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October 9, 2010 2:17:57 AM

Best answer selected by muffinman241.
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