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bibluebuilder
big blue is DYING! Maybe DEAD.... Thanks in advance for help
on Mar 20, 2006 at 9:11:47 pm

Hey guys....
I just built big blue aka DIY #2 from scratch for
about $1300. I had no complications at all. She
was a real beauty. I have never, ever, run a
machine that powerful in my life. I could run P2P,
surf explorer, and encode a video file and there
was not a hiccup. It was awe inspiring...

Today, I got my new CPU fan and decided to
swap out the stock fan/heatsink that the CPU
came with and install the new one.

Well, I could not get the connectors to fit
in so I decided to just put the stock one
back in as it worked fine and I really had
no heat issues to speak of. I was just being
cautious. So, I re-installed the old fan/heatsink
and that is when the problems began...

The machine will boot up and then turn off.
I sometimes make it to the win xp logo, but
then it just shuts off. One boot said that there
is a "checksum error" and another boot said there
was a voltage error.

Also, if I hit delete and get into the bios
I dont have time to check anything since
it just turns off in about 15 seconds.

So, here is what I have done. I went through
and unplugged and then replugged everything
in on the whole board. I reset the CMOS.

Did I fry the CPU with a shock? is the
motherboard dead?

When It boots I see stuff on the screen and
sometimes get as far as the xp screen?

ANY IDEAS???


HERE IS THE PART LIST...

CASE) ASPIRE X-Navigator ATXA9NW-BK/500 Black


(VIDEO CARD) PNY VCQFX540-PCIE-PB-V Quadro FX540 128MB
DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

(MEMORY)
Update pqi TURBO 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM
DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit

(MOTHERBOARD)
Update ASUS P5LD2 Deluxe Socket T (LGA 775)

(CPU)
Intel Pentium D 820 Smithfield 800MHz FSB
LGA 775 Dual Core, EM64T Processor Model BX80551PG2800FN

(VIDEO/STORAGE DRIVE)
two Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s

(OS/SYSTEM DRIVE)
Western Digital 74GB SATA-150 raptor Hard Drive


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nichchr
Re: big blue is DYING! Maybe DEAD.... Thanks in advance for help
on Mar 21, 2006 at 2:03:19 am

I ran into a similar problem. Almost everyting was disconnected before the light bulb finally went on: the CPU fan connectors (the pegs) weren't turned. You've got to snap 'em in and give a twist.

...Here's to hoping it's something that simple!

Cheers


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Evan Newsome
Re: big blue is DYING! Maybe DEAD.... Thanks in advance for help
on Mar 21, 2006 at 3:17:15 am

probably one of two things
1) as nichchr said, the CPU is overheating and the computer bios shuts down your machine. check your fan for good fit and proper fan for CPU MHz
2) Cheap stock power supply??? it can't handle the new CPU demand for juice.

eliminate 1 before you look at 2 as the problem.

tell us what is was!!


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bibluebuilder
More information to help diagnose problem!
on Mar 21, 2006 at 3:50:23 am

I let the machine sit for several hours as I was frustrated
and clueless...

I then started it up, hit delete, got into BIOS, went to
hardware monitoring, and it said that the temperature
was 95 degress C ! Holy crap!! thats like 180 degrees F!

What is going on here... This thing was running like a BEAST
for 3 weeks. I'm talking marathon computing.

Then, I talk off the stock fan to replace with
(thinking I'm doing a nice upgrade for CPU longevity, etc)
the new fan/heatsink and it does not fit...

So, I put the old one back on and problems galore.

Could this onboard temp monitor be messed up or did I
re-seat the heatsink wrong?

Does it need new thermal grease??

Crazy... Goes from working to death in a half hour!!!

PS- THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK! YOU GUYS RULE!


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Evan Newsome
Re: big blue is DYING! Maybe DEAD.... Thanks in advance for help
on Mar 21, 2006 at 4:44:55 pm

Based on what your BIOS is telling you.

You need to make sure there is the proper amount of thermal paste to eliminate any possible air pockets between the CPU and fan. Then make sure your fan is properly seated and installed. If your problem persists, then the fan is unable to cool the CPU and will require a new cooler that will properly cool the fan to the specific CPU MHz.


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