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Question: System shuts down after a couple of minutes?

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  1. ZenmasterJ New Member

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    I have an Asrock X58 Extreme with Core i7 920 450w power supply geforce 9600 vid card, now I did the build from scratch into a brand new tower everything is nice and tidy etc etc,

    However

    After the system runs for a period of time not more then 3min it just turns itself off.

    Each time it powers up it shuts down even quicker.

    1st power up runs 3min

    2nd power up runs 1min

    3rd power up runs 30sec

    etc etc.

    Cmos Posts 00 as code which to my knowledge is Norm to run OS which would tell me its not a MB issue unless I am wrong.

    I am trying to get a temp reading before the sys shuts off.

    Any Ideas?
  2. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Try to get that temp reading. It's possible the CPU is overheating and the system is automatically shutting down. If you can't get a temp reading, reseat the CPU cooler.
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    erocker is right . I think you need to recheck your HSF make sure it is seated correctly . Sounds like it is over heating and shutting off .
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    Temp = 75c
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I assume that's at idle which means your CPU is definitely overheating. Turn off your compuer and take the CPU heatsink off. Clean it, apply new thermal paste and make sure to properly attatch it to the CPU.
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    DAMN 75C idle! yea are erocker said, its overheating bad
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  7. ZenmasterJ New Member

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    I will try that and post results thanks guys........
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    WOW 75c !! You best do it before you lose that CPU . Way hot ! do just what erocker said , make sure you take time and care when you replace that HSF .
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    its the stock HSF that came with the i7 I would prefer to do liquid cooling on it however I am havin an issue finding one that will work. The only one i found has been discontinued
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    That doesn't matter right now . Your CPU is shutting down because you do not have the HSF on properly .
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I know the stock heatsinks have clips and they tend to not click down onto the motherboard well. make sure its mounts good
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    40c idle 10min up time
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    There it is! Glad it's working out for you now. :toast:
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    Still seems high but its idling at 43c at 20min up time
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Yep there it is . Problem solved . Great job .
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    i7 with a stock cooler that is perfectly normal.
    95Viper says thanks.
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    That's because it is being cooled by a stock heatsink. A good aftermarket heatsink should drop your temps about 10'c on idle.
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  18. ZenmasterJ New Member

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    how about liquid cooling?

    Allthough I hear it tough to find a good one for i7's.
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not at all. There's a ton of parts for water cooling i7's.. probablly more than other sockets. If you want to start simple, look at a Corsair H70. If you want to get more complicated and put it together yourself, have a look at this kit: http://www.xspc.biz/rasa750rs240kit.php
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    Thanks Everyone Highest Idle Temp it gets is 47c so I will get a good aftermarket HS and run that.
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    Words of wisdom not very wise..

    All default Intel BIOS' have a fail-safe shutdown if it hits 99C...

    And while 75C is definitely hot and resulting from a misplaced heatsink, that's not horribly bad for an i7 processor.
    85C+ is considered the warning zone.

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    For OP, the best heatsink to get is the NH-D14, otherwise you need to go out and get a complete water cooling system.
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Umm maybe not but if it is shutting down ( AND IT WAS) then I see nothing wrong with what I said ! I would get a good water cooling unit if you can OP , Just remember once you go water you will NEVER want to go back to air !
  24. ZenmasterJ New Member

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    as long as it keeps the cpu cool its all good
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    System up and running perfectly in fact typing on it right now, but my dumbass can't figure out how to connect 2 IDE drives to the system with 2 SATA II hard drives (1 320gb and 1 1000gb) and I want to connect an 80 and a 40gb IDE drives to the system. (has some old files I want and if I can use them for storage)

    Any Ideas?

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