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#1 PoweredByGoogle

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 12:47 PM

Hi, I made this build

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/Wishli...itle=KJSGrandpa

Now when I use the computer its slow and about 5-1 min after its start it locks up and you cant do anything, no CNTL ALT DEL Nothing

Mouse laser is still on but it wont move.


is this some kind of hardware issue or is something DOA? whats wrong why would it freeze up after using it for a few min.


Times it has frozen what I have been doing:

Clicking on the sound Icon from the Notification Area
During Windows Updates
Moving the mouse around in Circles on the Desktop.
Doing Nothing



Any Ideas???

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:16 PM

Did you use thermal compound or pad when attaching the heatsink to the CPU? The best thing to do is to remove everything from the case and run it on the table top (on top of some cardboard) Start with minimum memory and devices attached. Then add them back one at a time
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 08:28 PM

No, the LGA 775 Intel Doul core does not need thermal compound or a pad. It comes with the included heatsink, you just put it into place.

Ill try the table top computer idea. thanks

any other ideas would help

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 08:37 PM

Are you sure that it doesn't need any thermal paste/pad? If this is the case its the first processor I can think of since the old P2s
The specs say that a heatsink is included, but without the paste to connect the two together it will overheat.

Edited by nigglesnush85, 09 January 2008 - 08:40 PM.

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 08:45 PM

go directly into bios and see what temp is reported for the cpu, it should start around 40C at most and only climb a few degrees in bios

if it reaches 60C then you don't even have a thermal pad under the HSF

who told you you didn't need thermal paste?

the fan is spinning?

thermal pads ship with a plastic strip, if it isn't removed, you'll fry the cpu

Edited by DaChew, 09 January 2008 - 08:51 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 01:00 AM

I took off the Heat sink it has Pasty stuff, I guess I didnt see it. Its there and when you install it, it reacts and works.

I looked at ECS website and it says my processor is only supported if I update my Bios,

This is the page I found

http://www.ecsusa.com/ECSWebSite/Products/...=44&LanID=9

Any one know how to update a bios?

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:39 PM

:thumbsup: . Depending on the flash utility you use here are the tutorials provided by ECS.link
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Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:59 PM

If the 4 threads you have started in the last 2 days are about the same motherboard I would return it and buy something more reliable than an ecs entry level one, was this a refurb?

Edited by DaChew, 10 January 2008 - 07:00 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:27 PM

nope its a band new one.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:23 AM

He just got the motherboard here is the thread where he decided on the MB.
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 09:19 AM

sneaky,
like you said there

Just a few things you listed an ECS MB there not a verry solid manufacture.


I quit using them a few years ago, had too many failures, many worked ok for a year or so, many died sooner

he should be able to spot the bios version at bootup and tell if the bios is the problem
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Posted 11 January 2008 - 08:03 PM

I need to find out how to update the bios...

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 08:18 PM

I need to find out how to update the bios...

http://www.overclockers.com/tips120/index04.asp
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