hi i have a acer n1996 motheboard with a dualcore cpu 775 socket ive tryed putting a quad q8200 rund for 30 mins then locks tryed new cooler but still the same put old chip back in and its fine just dont understand how it is ok for half hr then the whole pc locks and i must turn it of and on again is it a bad chip? or cant by board take this chip please help cheers
im useing a artic cooler have refitted 3 times maybe its a bad chip got 2nd hand ive now put my old dual core back in and its fine maybe the board cant take this chip someone said the bios might need updateing or flashing might be a dead chip but just can understand why it locks up after half hr it might be ok for 10 mins then ill plug in a usb like a mouse or keyboard the locks up driveing me mad but just dont no if i need a new chip or board
Acer systems use low end power supplies. It may be overheating. Nearly all atx power supplies will fit the acer case. The q8200 needs more juice, and the acer power supply may be stressed out. I suggest a new 400-500w name branded ps, such as antec, corsair, ocz, enermax, seasonic, or xfx. Avoid low end brands such as powmax or any lightweight units less than 3 lbs.
Also do a check that the board fully supports the new cpu, it may require a bios firmware update to handle the cpu properly.
Is this the board ? http://www.specsbox.com/142/msi-n1996-motherboard-specs...
Did you check first to see if the board can support the cpu becuse it look like the answer is no. Or you have the board number wrong.