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computer wont remain on for 1 min

by wapi88 / January 1, 2005 9:12 AM PST

when i turn on my system a screen comes up and says my cpu was overheated then when i enter the bios it says that the cpu is at 100 degress celsius. however my case came with a thermometer saying that it is only 31 degrees, i know that its not exactly correct becuase its not touching the cpu. can anyone help?

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The heat sink may have lost full contact.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2005 9:24 AM PST

I'd not power this up again until I take the heatsink off, put fresh compound on and reassembled.

Can you tell a story about this machine? New, dumpster unit, more?


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system specs
by wapi88 / January 1, 2005 9:30 AM PST

a relatively new system
intel 925xcv mobo
intel 3.4
2048 ddr2
i think 160 sata hd
ati x600 256mb pci/e
soundblaster 2zs sound card
antec 480watt power supply
aspire case

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updating bios
by wapi88 / January 1, 2005 9:33 AM PST
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im fairly new to computers this is the first one ive built and im wondering if there is some way to update bios because of the apparent malfunction in the cpu temp reading

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Go to the Intel website
by Ray Harinec / January 1, 2005 10:01 AM PST
In reply to: updating bios

for downloads and see if the later BIOS fixes that "problem". Updating BIOS, simply to have that latest is NOT recommended by most mobo vendors. Update when you are having a specific problem that BIOS update will fix.

Follow the instructions precisely.

The Intel site will provide the software and step by step instructions for updating the BIOS.

Remember that the CPU can get to 90 C in fractions of a minute, long before the case interior temp gets mildly warm.

Go with Robert's suggestions.

Intel has calibrated temp sensor within the chip and issues a shutdown command to the mobo. It is possible that the mobo is reporting this rather than the reading of its own sensor.

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