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Computer keeps rebooting after new CPU put in.

By aaathreat
Aug 26, 2007
  1. Lo guyz i am really stuck with this one i just bought and installed a Intel E6700 into my machine and when i start it up it gets into windows and then lasts about 1 - 2 minutes before rebooting, it continues in this cycle of starting up and getting windows XP desktop then reboots.
    Should i put the old E6300 back in and update my BIOS and chip set drivers then try again? The bios has never been updated since i first bought the MB and i think it has the first version of the bios installed.
    Heres my system spec...

    Intel E6300
    MB Asrock ConRoe945G-DVI
    Nvidia 7800
    2 gig DDR II 5300
    Windows XP
    PSU 450 watt

    Any help i would be gratefull thanx Craig.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Yes, by all means put your other cpu back in and update your bios. Hopefully, that`ll solve your problem. You did attach the heatsink properly and use thermal paste didn`t you?

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. aaathreat

    aaathreat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    :eek: Yes i did friend ill put the old chip in and update my bios today at some point and let you know how i get on.

    Thanx.
     
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    If you have further problems, try clearing your cmos. Your mobo manual will tell you how to do it.
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    I would update the BIOS before updating the CPU. (be sure to read the updating BIOS guide in the guides forum.)
     
  6. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 544

    Tedster makes a valid point. If you reinstall the original chip and update the bios, the bios version will be for that chip and not the new one. Leave the E6700 chip in the board and update the bios that way. Many board manufacturers include a utilities program on their mainboard disks for easy bios updates (Just updated my ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe bios last night) directly from the internet without having to flash the bios manually. Upon restart, you will have to get back into the bios and reset any changes you may have made originally since the bios update will reset everything to default settings.
     
  7. aaathreat

    aaathreat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ill give that a try but i am pritty sure that the PC will just reboot before i have a chance to do anything, this is the main problem i cant do anything if the thing just reboots after being on desktop for no more than 1 to 2 minutes. Thank you for the advice anyway ill dig out the MB disk and see if i can update it that way.

    Thanx Craig.
     
  8. aaathreat

    aaathreat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Just checked my MB disk that came with it and it doesnt seem to have a Bios updater on it and i dont have a floppy disk drive so i guess i am just gonna put the old cpu back in.
     
  9. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714

    Don't give up on it! Once you have it running with the old CPU, gGo to the mobo makers site and download the BIOS updates. Have a good look round of the site in case there is something about CPU upgrades.
    Also just make sure you did not disturb any other main board components such as RAM when you were refitting the CPU and fan.
     
  10. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    invest in a floppy drive. They're still needed for things like this. Or make a bootable CD rom. A floppy is better for BIOS updating.
     
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