Please can anyone help me, I have just built a new PC with an intel 775 530 (3.0 Ghz) and when I start it up the temp. of the CPU sky rockets.
ASUS TA210 Case
Intel 775 530 (3.0 Ghz)
Asus P5GDC-V Deluxe Motherboard
1Gb DDR Dual line RAM
2X SATA 160 GB hard drives (not set in RAID)
I am new to computer building and thus not completely "in the know". When I first switched on this new build it powered up and while I was sorting out my SATA drives it switched off. This happened every time, however the switch off time got short. I looked at my BIOS hardware monitor and watched the CPU temp. rise very fast from 70C to 98C (less then 40 seconds).
I took out the big thing on top fn the processor which I believe is called a heat sink/fan and put it on again. Now it starts from cold at about 40C and over 5-10 minutes the temperature rises to 90-91.5C where it stays.
I then have to ask, is this how hot it should be or is something wrong. I should mention that I turn the computer on and enter the BIOS and then the hardware monitor where I leave the computer with out touching any further keys (this is where the temp. rises, I have not even installed an operating system yet as I fear that the processor might get damaged)
Any advice, tips, sarc. comments please?????
(My room temp is about 23C)