Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Gigabyte S-series 965p-ds3 mobo
xfx geforce 8500gt
corsair 2x 1gb ddr2 800 mhz
soundblaster x-fi xtreme gamer
liteon 20x dvd burner
WD 320 gb sata 3.0 hd
I'm pretty sure I installed the heatsink improperly at first. It was giving me [bleep] and the instructions were of little use. I got into BIOS and it froze. So I waited a few minutes, restarted, and made it into BIOS again and noticed the CPU temperature was at 40 and rapidly rising. It would hit around 65-67 before freezing. Without realizing what the issue was at that point, I kept restarting (maybe 4-5 more times) and it kept freezing to the point I wouldn't be able to make it into the BIOS.
So after leaving the computer alone for some time, I realized what had probably been occurring and decided to take everything apart and mess with the heatsink. I did some research and found that the heatsink for my E6600 was a bit notorious for being hard to install. After reading what had to be done to properly install it, I went ahead and did so. Loaded everything back up and made it into the BIOS with no problem. CPU temp was holding at 25.
The problem is now, the computer is acting as if the CPU was still overheating even in spite of the proper heatsink installation and CPU temp. It will lock up after 1-2 minutes of just idling in the BIOS. If I immediately restart, I won't even make it to the BIOS. If I wait 10 minutes, I can make it back into the BIOS before it locks up again after 1-2 minutes.
Did I fry my CPU? Should I try what it says in the sticky in this forum?
I'm not sure if it is relevant but the room in which I've built the machine is carpeted. I put the anti-static wrapper that the mobo comes wrapped in under it while working on it to try and prevent that from being an issue.
Edited by carlitozway57, 22 June 2007 - 03:00 PM.