Subject: New to custom computers!
By: Spencer (IP: 71.201.24.*)
Written on: 28-12-2006 21:57
I'm new to building a custom computer, but have common knowledge about computers. I purchased a barebone kit from Tigerdirect.com that including an ATX DOOM Series case (includes a 80mm side fan and possible 120mm fan port in the back), P4M800 Pro-M7 motherboard, Intel D Processor (3.0 ghz), and a Masscool CPU Fan (Masscool 8W0141B1M3G).
I put everything together properly, I believe I put enough thermal compound on there, but maybe it was way too thin. When I power up the computer the beginning temp is around 65C. It boots into Win XP64 and I run a couple programs, go on Foxfire and do normal things. Then XP freezes and I figure it happens, I decided to reboot as it boots back up I notice the temp is around 89C! WHOA! That doesn't seem right. I've read that Dual core processors run hot, but I don't know what to do.
I'm thinking I need a new CPU fan, bigger and faster and maybe another case fan? Again, I'm new to this and need some support.