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Need help with build in process

Discussion in 'Recording' started by kobuk, Jan 24, 2003.

  1. kobuk

    kobuk Guest

    Ok,

    I'm halfway there but I've run across a couple of snags.

    1. My CPU temp seems to be sky high. After a few minutes of running it hovers around 48 Celsius. THe MB temp is around 29 Celsius. I have an Antec 1080 case and am running two case fans (one intake at the front and one out at the back) in adddition to the PSU and CPU fans. I used Artic silver for the Heatsink per Opus suggestion
    but I must have goofed somewhere.

    2. I have gone through the inital boot and CMOS and set the CDRW as the first boot device but when I reboot with the XP cd in the CDRW I get the following messages:

    "hardware monitor found an error. Enter power setup menu for details" then after continuing I get "disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"

    I can hear the floppy being accessed so I'm thinking that the floppy is being scanned instead of the CDRW drive. Any thoughts out there?


    P4PE/L
    P4 2.4
    Kingston DDR 2700 512MB
    Antec plus1080amg
    Lite On CDRW
    Teac floppy
    WD JB drives

    Thanks,

    kobuk
     
  2. kobuk

    kobuk Guest

    Well,

    I solved the boot up problem by disabling the floppy in the boot order.

    But, when I checked the CPU temp it was up to 50 Celsius. The only thing I can think of is that I applied the thermal compound improperly, but I can't seem to get the heatsink off the processor to take a look and I'm more than a little worried about damaging the CPU or MB in the process.

    I'm definately waiting to continue with formatting etc. until the CPU temp issue is resolved. Any thoughts?

    kobuk
     
  3. Tore Nylund

    Tore Nylund Guest

    Well 50 C is not dangerous ... but it should be closer to 40 C. Did you apply the AS3 thermal compound like it's described in the Manual ? And as it says: It will take up to 72 hours to achieve maximum effect.
    My DAW started with ~45 C but now it's running at 41 C. I have the same kind of case as you have( Cheiftec) and I only have one fan in the front and one on the side. Also P4 2.4 GHz.
    Have you installed the Asus Probe? In that program you can monitor the CPU temp and increase the fan speed.
    Good luck.
     
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    The hardware monitor found a problem is due to two things...
    One: your power supply fan is running too slow and needs to be set higher. Is it a PSU with an adjustable speed on it? If so crank it up a little more. What you can do is go in to the BIOS under the hardware monitoring section(under Power I believe it is) and set the fan speeds to ignore. You won't get that message anymore from there on.
    Two: CPU temp is pretty crucial and if you're getting 48-50 on idel than indeed something is not right. I would look to see if the heatsink is secured properly and that the thermal paste is indeed spread out enough and that it is touching the heatsink and processor properly.
    Those are the things I would look at before reformating.
    Dumb question but the fan on the heatsink is on, right?!
    Opus
     
  5. kobuk

    kobuk Guest

    Opus,

    I don't think there could possibly be a dumb question when it comes to me and building a PC.

    When I went to redo the arctic silver to the heatsink I realized that I never cleaned off the black pad that was on the heatsink.(duh!!!)After reading the online instructions I also realized I put too much compound on the first time as well.

    The weird thing is, I installed probe and the temp of the CPU always shows 3 degrees cooler than it does in the BIOS. The MB temp is the same.

    The good news is the CPU is down to 40 C according to probe and 44 C a few hours ago in the BIOS. The MB is at 28 C.

    Thanks to Tore for reminding me about Probe and to RTFM for the compound.

    Opus, I thought I saw on here somewhere that you advised against installing the INF files from the ASUS cd. I tried searching but couldn't find the post again.

    Also, why do you recommend disabling plug and play in the BIOS?

    Thx for the hand holding through this process. I can't wait to start making some music!

    kobuk
     
  6. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Ahh..yes...one must first remove the black tape thingy!! That usually helps!!
    Yes, I do not recommend the INF file as it usually doesn't do much for you in the long run.
    Plug and Play in the BIOS can cause IRQ problems with assigning them to the wrong locations and also conflicts with the OS...
    Now go make some music dammit! lol
    Opus :D
     
  7. eskimo

    eskimo Guest

    The black tape-thing on the heatsink.
    Should u always remove that?
    It doesn't fuckin tell in the manual.
     
  8. Tore Nylund

    Tore Nylund Guest

    Eskimo, No. That black tape is Intel's own "thermal compound"... good enough for an office computer. I kept it on the PC that I built for my mother-in-law... and it's keeping the CPU at 40 C. You should only remove the tape if you're going to add some other thermal compound ( like Arctic Silver), and if you do so, you have to be very careful and remove all the glue that is stuck on the heatsink. (use alcohol). If your DAW is already running and the CPU-temp is ok, I don't see why you should change
    thermal compound to AS.
    I did this on my DAW since I'm so curious about overclocking... so I want to be prepared if I ever try to do that.
    And as you said.. I think that the manual that comes with the CPU/Heatsink is very poor.
     
  9. eskimo

    eskimo Guest

    That's what I thought.
    Pfew, I really don't need a major screwup with my anus.
     
  10. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    A major screw in your Anus? OUCH :p
     
  11. eskimo

    eskimo Guest

    It's ok Opus, It's actually a good idea.
    A major screw in my Anus would keep you guys from poking around inside of it that much.
     

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