So I was building a new computer for my Mother. She wanted one after I built one for myself.
Everything I bought seemed to fit and was supposed to be compatible. However, When ever I turn on the computer, I get this problem: "cpu max power over 95 watts..prepare to shutdown". I don't have enough time to even get to the BIOS, no matter how many times I try. I installed everything correctly, and everything fit fine. I'm 95% positive it isn't supposed to be doing this, according to what I bought:
Things to be noted: I got the CPU refurbished off of Newegg. It didn't come with any papers or anything, I am referring to the specifications of it according to my newegg cart. Seriously, all it came with was two pieces of foam and the processor, not even paste. Aaaaand, could the amount of thermal paste/staleness of thermal paste affect anything? The paste came pre-applied with the fan, and it was somewhat dry, but still moist enough to get some on my fingers. I have some arctic silver if you guys think I should try it.
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I hate to bump when its still so close to the top, but I really need an answer before I buy a new part. Possibly a part that won't work, too.
The only problem that I can see is that the Pentium D (not the same as Pentium Dual Core) isn't listed as a compatible CPU for that mobo.