|I'm having a problem & have really only just learned bits & bobs on computer building & have successfully done so for a couple of years but I am practically hopeless. So please, please, be kind.|
AMD Phenom 64 9850 X4 processor black edition (I honestly don't know if that's important,)
Biostar A780L Socket AM2+ AMD 760G motherboard
8gb ddr2 ram
Noctua NH-D14 heatsink & fan (which is stupidly large)
Antec 900 case
1 hard drive & dvd drive currently just to get it up & running again. Old motherboard had some burned out components on the exactly the same model slots, next to the processor socket directly opposite from the RAM...
So now, on the new set up, we're looking at fans everywhere... Why, when I boot up, even to do a fresh install, does it start off ok then do a countdown saying "system overheat" then turn off?
I've put the bare minimum of thermal paste (grain of rice size) that came with the fan on the cpu & attached the heatsink correctly. The design of this heatsink & big dual fan actually really locks on to the cpu allowing anything that would be considered excess to squidge out the sides anyway, even with such a small amount.
Any thoughts at all? & again as I said, I'm only really a little bit aware of what I'm doing. No overclocking or anything I'm just trying to not have an overheating system. Is there a glaring oversight?