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Build Advice **** hit the fan!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mr.a2008, 3 Jan 2012.

  1. mr.a2008

    mr.a2008 New Member

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    Right guys I have a HUGE problem... Possible rebuild of the whole machine on a student budget...
    I think my CPU (Q6600) is over heating too quick and shutting off! :wallbash:

    Or I think it could be the GPU as that has not so good sounds coming from it. :wallbash:

    What I was doing:
    I had to install a Blu-Ray ROM drive replacing a DVD-RW, started after I have done that as I have had to take my PSU out and take all the power cables and also removing the RAM to fit it in as it is larger than the DVD-RW.

    After it started restarting itself I took out the LAN, WLAN and sound card. (GPU stays in as no onboard).

    I dont think it is insufficient power as I have 600W. For rig look at sig for that!

    It gets to post as I have got the DVD drive plugged in I try doing a Memtest but then it shuts off suddenly after a minute or 2!

    Please I would love some help and I know this is the best place for help!

    Thanks guys!

    Mr.a
     
  2. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    if your using the stock intel HSF then check to see if you've knocked the crappy push pins loose when removing the memory modules.

    Just go back over what you've done slowly, look close and check carefully
     
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  3. mr.a2008

    mr.a2008 New Member

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    Thanks for tha but that didnt work, plus I dont see what the pins on the heat sink have to do with it?

    I have gone over it so many times now and it is now out of the case trying to see what is the cause of the fault! :/

    Thanks anyway!
     
  4. Throbbi

    Throbbi New Member

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    Always the best advice, check, double check and if you're still not 100% that everything is right triple check everything.

    Don't forget to check all power connections, is everything seated correctly (is the RAM back in fully with the end clips locked in place?), is anything touching something it shouldn't be? Some 8600's have a 6-pin PCI-E power connector (some 8600GTS's certainly do) and if it has is that plugged in?.

    Keep calm and be methodical or, more precisely, be totally anal about everything being right.

    EDIT: Burnouts comment about the pins on the heatsink refers to the horrible push-pin attachment system used by intel for LGA775 (and others i think). The slightest little knock can cause issues and, if it's not totally locked down, it's not getting complete CPU contact and will be making the CPU heat up extremely rapidly with the potential for damage.
     
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    mr.a2008 New Member

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    Burnout and Throbbi. I rechecked everything and put it together again and the heat is starting to be gotten rid of! So I think it was the HSF after all!

    You were right Burnout thanks! It was the crappy pins!

    Rep points will be given!
     
  6. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Well-Known Member

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    Throbbi is spot on with that push pin on 775... totally cooked an e8500 once because of it.

    It posted and in bios was showing 90c IIRC (was about 3 years ago), never pulled the plug quicker in my life...

    Happy ending tho, it is now sitting in my family rig idling at 28c and never does anything under load anymore, its a solitaire and bingo machine now :)
     
  7. Throbbi

    Throbbi New Member

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    Great to hear it's sorted mate :thumb: I HATE the 775 push-pin system, always have.
     
  8. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    I win!

    5min after the OP post i win!
     
  9. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Achievement Unlocked - 1 internets.
     
  10. MrDomRocks

    MrDomRocks Well-Known Member

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    Or Cookies, geeks/nerds love cookies.

    Glad you got your system sorted. I was very careful when I installed my SSD yesterday. Since I was voiding the builders warranty I had on it.

    Some people might say this was foolish but seeing seeing as most if not all the parts are under warranty anyway xD
     
  11. Throbbi

    Throbbi New Member

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    Hmmm. He wasn't 100% sure what you meant about the heat sink pins so can i claim an assist? :p lol (good work though, 5mins to resolve is pretty good going I'd say :D)
     
  12. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    details details Watson, surely the enlightened understood the train of thought
     
  13. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    I hate those push-pin heat sinks. Every time I've used one much swearing has followed.
     

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