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Old 12-16-2009, 08:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently bought a Biostar-P4M900-M4, 2 Sticks of DDR2-667 ram (total 2GB), and a corsair 400W PSU. I'm going to use a ATi Radeon X1950XTX Crossfire Edition (single card) which an old friend gave me, and the rest of the parts (80GB WD HDD IDE, 2 IDE cdrom drives, 2.8 GHz Pentium 4) i got from an old dell. I can't get the display to start with the discrete graphics card, so i have to use the integrated graphics card. With integrated graphics the computer takes a minute to post, then i select the hard drive as boot, then it loads into ubuntu (OS) and goes to verbose boot and says the CPU tempature is too high and will not boot. I took the proc out and it burnt me. Plz help!!!

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Old 12-16-2009, 08:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what are you using for thermal paste and cpu cooler?

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Take hte CPU and fan out - clean out the fan then scrape off the old thermal paste with a razor then reapply some new paste. Any should do as this is just an old pentium 4. Just go to a local PC shop and puchase a small bottle for like 3 bucks.
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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stock cooler and thermal

i will try new paste thx
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Higher CFM fans as well.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There was a short in the mobo. I got a new one and am installing Windows 7 on it now. Thanks for all your help!

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