Hi all - this is my first post ever, I've read quite a few forums and this site seemed to have the best replies, so give yourselves five points straight away and another billion points goes to anyone who can help with this...
...I've just put together my first system (specs below), but when I boot her up and go into the BIOS I barely have time to get to the 'power' menu before a 'CPU overheat error' screen appears and then a few seconds later the Mobo automatically shuts everything down, whole process takes about two/three minutes from hitting the power button and the CPU hasn't had to display any graphics that my spectrum zx wouldn't of handled!
I've tried reseating the heatsink/fan and all other fans are working, CPU has thermal paste on and I'm pretty confident that I put the right power connectors in the right holes - additionally it hasn't recognised the SATA HDD or DVDROM. I need to be put back on the straight and narrow - please help!
CPU: Intel i7 920 (2.66GHz) Cooler: Using the stock i7 heatsink/fan Mobo: Asus P6T Deluxe DIMMs: Corsair 3GB DDR3 1600MHz PSU: Antec Earthwatt 650W Case: CM690 with x4 fans GPU: BFG 9800GT OCX HDD: Samsung spinpoint 1TB SATAII Optical Drive Generic SATA DVDRW