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New PC Just built - overheating and crashing.


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Fyrex

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Alright I just bought a new computer from parts, I spent a lot on it and it was made to be a gaming machine.
I've been playing on it since I got it and I was running Team Fortress 2, and it froze. I turned off my computer and restarted it and it wouldnt start up, so I turned it off for a minute or two, and it started up. I tried another game and had the same issue, I looked in the bios a few minutes after the crash, and the CPU temp was at 50 Degrees Celcius.
Specs--
Thermaltake Armor large case (plenty of ventilation, one large front intake fan, two rear fans)
Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz CPU (Stock heatsink) I'd like other ideas before someone tells me to buy a new heatsink ;]
EVGA nforce 680i sli mobo
EVGA 8800 GTS 640MB graphics card
2x 1 Gig Corsair 1066 MHz RAM

I don't know whats making the CPU overheat, there seems to be a lot a ventilation.. the room is fairly cool and the air the fans are pushing out doesent seem to be hot. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks =]
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Is this your first build? Did you appy your own thermal paste or did you use what was already on the stock heatsink? Have you check to make sure that the heatsink is firmly locked in to place?
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I used what was already on the heatsink, and yeah it's securely on.
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Alright enter your BIOS and make sure the your RAM voltage is set on 2.1v. In the case that it is follow the steps below to test your memory:

Click this for a guide to using Memtest



Click this to download Memtest

Run it overnight if possible
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