New Comp built- first time- overheating quickly

By JHausma2002 ยท 7 replies
Dec 14, 2003
  1. Hey all, having some problems here. First off, I just built my first new comp, Asus P4P800, P4 2.6, both have 800fsb.

    Anyways, the processor had thermal pads installed so I didnt put any paste on. I have Asus PC Probe running, and my idle temp is around 30-40 degrees, which I think is ok.

    However, after a little bit of gaming, or immediatly after starting PC Mark 2003, it jumps way up past 80degrees and crashes. Whats going on here? Why cant I run PC Mark. Any ideas?
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Are you sure you've put on the HSF correctly?

    If so, take it off, scrape off the thermal pad, clean with alcohol and put on some thermal paste... It conducts heat much better than any pad...
  3. JHausma2002

    JHausma2002 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26


    Solved it, thanks, apparently I didnt have it seated correctly like you said because it was a bit loose, and when the comp was in its regular standing position it wasnt making full contact with the CPU. Now it is and I've run PC Mark just fine. Thanks!
  4. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Np, glad you were able to fix the problem so quickly!

    Enjoy your new machine!
  5. Krugger

    Krugger TS Rookie Posts: 173

    whew... that is pretty toasty! glad to hear you got it fixed so quickly, don't want to ruin a nice new cpu like that.
  6. Scol

    Scol TS Rookie Posts: 88

    I had a similar experience where I didn't seed my HSF right (the copper core wasn't over the CPU because I put the heatsink on backwards... Thank goodness the mobo protection kept shutting my comp down, otherwise that woulda been money down the drain.
  7. Shiney

    Shiney TS Booster Posts: 160

    Congrats on building your first computer, you where very lucky not to have fried your cpu. at least you did not have to learn the hard way. You will double check next time you build one I bet ;)
  8. Krugger

    Krugger TS Rookie Posts: 173

    i had a buddy that put his cpu in sideways (as in rotated 90 degrees) the first time. the smell alerted him to a problem... and the pins don't line up i dont know how he managed either. and even with some blackening the cpu still ran just fine, once i said, hey, you put in on wrong...
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