|I recently upgraded my processor to an i5 2500k and in doing so I had to upgrade my motherboard as well. I got a Biostar TP67B if that means anything to anybody....|
My initial problem in switching over was I had no display on my monitor for some reason. The computer booted up fine and I could even hear windows loading up. So I slapped an old videocard in there just to see what the problem was and sure enough it worked fine. I was using the computer for about an hour until I got a SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION bsod. My gut reaction was that it was a result my switching out the videocard, so I got the drivers for my OLD videocard (which is the one I was using at the time) and that still didn't work. So I'm toying around in the BIOS and I notice the CPU temp is like 78 degrees!
I removed the heatsink and inspected that and the processor to make sure I installed it correctly and let the whole system sit for a couple hours to cool down. I just tried it again and immediately upon start up (going straight into the bios), it still says it's around 80 degrees give or take a few. My question is.... would that have to be a bad sensor or something? For it to be THAT hot straight off the bat? If it's not necessarily a bad censor, how do I go about reducing that temp? Something seems genuinely wrong and I'm hesitant to go get a better heatsink/fan as I feel that would just mask some real problem.