I just recenty got into building computers; and I'm building my very first computer from almost scratch. I ordered my motherboard, my processor, a computer case, and some Thermal paste from newegg.com.Motherboard - newegg.com
Intel Pentium 4 640 800MHz FSB LAC 775 Processor, which was deactivated, so i do not have a link available.Computer case - newegg.comArtic Silver 5 - Newegg.com
and a 350W power supply, One DVD and CD rom drive, and my hard drive, a video card; all from my old dell case.
I put it all together, made sure nothing looked broke, and set it up with some power, a wireless keyboard and mouse, and my flat screen monitor.
The first time i booted it up, I went into Bios and went looking through everything. I went strictly by the manual, and didn't configure anything I couldn't understand. I finally made it to Pc health status, and was setting up a limit of 80 degrees celsius. Underneath was the CPU temp, and it was right under 80 ( 77-79) so I booted down, took it apart, and installed some more fans ( including the two that come with my case ) and some Artic Silver Thermal Paste. I boot it up, and before I could get to the login screen for windows, my computer shuts down.
I decided to take a break and leave it alone for a couple of days, as I read somewhere that thermal paste takes time to set. I came in today to give it another shot. I set it all up, plugged it in, and headed straight for the PC health menu. It said that it was at 999 degrees celsius, before it booted down again. I tried once more to get there, and it said the same thing before booting down once again.
I pulled out a few strands of hair trying to figure out what to do. So I headed to newegg.com looking for some help, and saw this website underneath their Help and Info tab. I decided to ask for some outside help. So it would be very much appricated if I could get some advice, or a location in which to do so.
I'd also like to point out some things i did while putting it together.
1. I always touched a piece of metal to discharge myself before handling any piece of computer. It was usual the chaise.
2. When putting on the thermal paste, I decided to leave the original pad there on the heatsink provided with the processor. I don't know what effects this would have.
3. I put in all the power cables, IDE cables, and Front panel buttons. I followed the directions to my best ablility, though I know some items to not have a way of stopping from incorrect installation.
4. I am running 4 fans : the Heatsink fan, the chaise fan, the big side fan on the clear side panel, and the fan in the front. I made sure that the chaise fan faced outside, so that it could expel the hot air from the processor that was stirred up by the side panel fan.
That's all I can think of, but if more information is needed, please ask and I will try to provide as much help as I can.