65w error message

Zt computer / SELF BUILT
December 22, 2010 at 19:06:53
Specs: Windows 7, q6600
While installing a new mobo, this:

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb...

I bench tested it, I initially got a good post but after a few minutes I got this error message:

"The max power of CPU is over 65w, will shut done in" then a 5 second countdown and it shuts down.

I am using this power supply:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Don't know what I'm doing wrong. I checked all the connections, the cpu and video card fans work and I got the power supply connections right( both the 24 pin JATXPWR1 and the 4 pin JATXPWR2).

Any help out there would be greatly appreciated.


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#1
December 22, 2010 at 19:19:02
The message tells you what you are doing wrong & so does the link you supplied to the motherboard. Your board only supports CPUs that are rated at 65W or less. You apparently installed a CPU that's rated higher than that. The problem has nothing to do with the power supply. The problem is that you installed a CPU that is NOT supported by the board.

Here is the CPU support list:

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en/mb...

The Q6600 (if that's what you have) is rated at 105W:

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?i...

Either get a different motherboard or a different CPU.


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#2
December 22, 2010 at 19:27:41
yep, I found that page about 10 minutes ago. I needed a LGA 775 socket board to handle a Q6600 and I must of mistook "Core 2 duo" for "Quad core", OK, I really feel like a hoser now, thanks for the help.

Given my processor, any cheap boards come to mind that would support this?


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#3
December 22, 2010 at 19:33:55
I found this at newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Just so that I get it, a Q6600 is a Core 2 Quad, is that right?


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#4
December 22, 2010 at 19:38:02
Open up your wallet a little wider!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#5
December 22, 2010 at 19:48:02
I can do that, but my old board was a micro ATX, this one that you recommend is an ATX board, will it still fit in my case? and thanks again for your help, I learned a valuable lesson today.

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#6
December 22, 2010 at 20:07:03
I have no idea what kind of case you have. I chose that board because it's based on a better chipset combo (G43 + ICH10) plus it has 4 memory slots.

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