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Old 10-11-2008, 07:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default New Build, CPU runs hot.

For a bit of pre-post history with this computer check this post:

New Build, Wont Post.

So I finally got the computer to boot. I guess there was some kind of short somewhere. But It is now up and running, so yay for that.

However, I was installing windows xp and during one of the reboots (just after it got done formatting the C drive) it stopped while POSTing and said the CPU was running hot. The fans are all working and I believe the Heatsink is installed properly, but the bottom part of CPU is hot to the touch. The CPU fan is very close to the Exhaust fan on the case, could that a problem where it may be trapping the air or something?

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Old 10-11-2008, 07:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Build, CPU runs hot.

Side mounted CPU fans should be blowing air back toward the rear fan/vent if possible.

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Old 10-11-2008, 07:27 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Build, CPU runs hot.

Why did you make another thread? you could have just added to it...

I do not accept help requests and/or deleted threads/complaints by PM, Profile or IM/Email. Just ask on the forums! Also, I do have Lockerz invites if you want them, feel free to PM me your email if you want one :0

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