Just bought a new i7 2600K and a Gigabyte Mobo. Installed a 3rd party fan meant to be used with a socket L1156, but the connections looked identical so I went for it using Arctic paste. Seemed to be fitted ok. Doesn't post - or rather if it does I can't tell cause there's no signal to the monitor. I get my speaker beep, some clicky sounds, the fans all come on ok, but no visuals.
1) can you fry a CPU in less than a minute these days with improperly installed heatsink / gel / dirt getting onto the processor in some way (I've done it before, so I thought I'd done everything fine...)?
2) do my healthy sounds prove anything beyond that I've wired it up ok? Do they suggest life?
Let me know whether you think I've killed my new rig.
Double check did you connect properly all your cables to your motherboard and check did you place the gpu properly, if you didnt install the heatsink properly the cpu would overheat [altough the cpu shouldnt stress alot during Windows load] - when the cpu starts to overheat [goes above 100c] the PC would shut down. Most likely there is a problem with your gpu or the cable for your monitor.
Well, I didn't connect the power LED cables cause I couldn't be bothered. But I connected the ATX cables, the cables for the fans, the HDD LED, the powers and reset switches and the internal speaker. Oh and the SATA. I mean, what else is there? I'm probably gonna take it in the shop to get looked at tomorrow. I'm thinking maybe it's my graphics card or possibly my monitor cable's adaptor. Both are getting upgraded next month and have seen better days. I hope it's one of those.
Side note, I'm running it with a 3rd party fan, but I've had overheating problems before, and a 3rd party heatsink fell off today of it's own accord - but from a row of chips where I believe there was no heatsink at all on stock cooling. Here's hoping that's the issue.
Oh, the 3rd part heatsink was part of a set - each of the other chips has it's own heatsink, it's just one area that doesn't. Like I said it's a part that wasn't covered by stock anyway. But I still think the issue may be the card, so I'm getting it tested today.