Solved Need help upgrading CPU in custom build

December 3, 2015 at 00:41:05
Specs: Windows 10, I3 2120, i7 3770k/ 4GB
I am upgrading from an i3 2120 I believe to an i7 3770k and I did not realize there was more to it then simply switching the CPUs. So now I have updated my bios and I have the system only using 1 stick of ram, connected to a video card, and my hard drive to minimize possible other issues, the system boots up perfectly with the i3 but the i7 it'll start up and no picture will be displayed. Now it is simply turning off after I turn it on, and sometimes it stays on long enough to get a post beep.

Motherboard is gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3

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December 3, 2015 at 00:43:01
Now it is simply turning off after I turn it on, and sometimes it stays on long enough to get a post beep

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December 3, 2015 at 01:11:56
Check that your heatsink is properly installed.

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December 3, 2015 at 15:47:52
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Which BIOS did you update to? The Gigabyte site lists F10 as a requirement for the i7-3770K. There's also U1J(UEFI BIOS) available. If the BIOS isn't the issue, most likely it's the heatsink installation. You must remove all traces of the old thermal material & then re-apply fresh thermal paste. Brand of paste doesn't matter but proper application is a must. The vertical line method should be used:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/app...


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