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Thread: Help with New-Build,Please!

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    Question Help with New-Build,Please!


    Thnx for this great forum!!

    This is my first "Gaming-PC build", and it soo-far has gone better than I had hoped,, I spent 2-days taking my time to read-up, and get as many tips from the web I could find, and Read ALL the manuals from the packages of Parts from the PC.
    I hit a snag,, after first-boot, everything seemed to be going fine, and started to get excited after getting to the "Install windows screen!"
    ,,,,Then, all my hopes were dashed by an abrupt Shut-down.

    soo, I calmly removed the side-cover, and Re-booted, and Again it shut-down
    after about 20-seconds,, after another reboot,,it shuts down after 10-seconds,,Hummm,,,
    Soo, I think to-myself "Heat Issue??"
    Soo, on next boot[after a 30-minute cool-down period] I Reboot again
    and shut-down occurs after about 30-seconds again [and next 2-boots are for shorter-periods of time]
    After another 30-min. wait, I reboot and chek CPU-temp,, its going
    up at a rate of about +2 centagrade-a-sec.,, and after a shut-down,
    I have touched the CPU-cooler[its the stock cooller & Fan], and it seems
    very-warm to the touch??
    Also,,during the build, I was very-suspicious of the "stuff" applied to the
    bottom of the CPU-Heater[it didnt seam like enough??] that suppose to keep the CPU cool??

    Any Help from you-guys would be a Blessing!!,,THNX!!!

    Here's the Specs;

    gigabyte EP45-DS3L/S3L Motherboard.
    Intel Core2Duo E8500 [email protected] 6MB Cache.
    Antec Sonata 500 Case w/500 watt Earthwatts PSU.
    4GB DDR2 Kingston PC6400.
    Leadtek 8800 GTS 320MB GDDR3.

    Please ask If I missed something,,thnx!

    A first-time GamingPC Builder;

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    Lsdmeasap is offline GIGABYTE Guru
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    Default Re: Help with New-Build,Please!

    Try your install with only 1 stick of ram in slot one. Then once you get installed I can help you with your settings.

    Ya, that stock stuff works but not so great. I dont think heat is your issue at all as long as you have the heatsink fully pushed in. 4GB either 2x2 or 4x1 needs various things changed in the BIOS and this is likely your boot cycle issue's culprit

    Gaming PC? Please do buy a better heatsink then when you get the cash! Congrats on your first build, and I can for sure help you once you get install let me know and I will help you with all your BIOS settings so you can use all your ram

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    Default Re: Help with New-Build,Please!

    I did not mean it was not good, I mean that "Gaming PC" comment because you said Stock cooler

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