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I5-2500k at 97° right after powering up, possible seating problem

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I just installed my new i5-2500k (boxed) on my new MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3). Right after powering up the PC and going to BIOS immediately, the CPU temperature is reported at 97°C, without any fluctuation.

The heatsink stays cold during all this. The CPU fan and case fans work.

When I installed the CPU, I had to push REALLY hard to re-engage the load lever (after checking 100 times that the CPU is definitely seated correctly). It even made a little crunching sound. Not sure if that's normal.

Looks like I'll have to wait until Monday to buy some thermal paste and reseat the heatsink.

Any thoughts / suggestions? Should it really take a lot of force to engage the load lever?
post #2 of 11
make sure the heatsink is seated properly. Push the pins down all the way until you hear a click on each side.

nvm, you did that according to your OP...
    
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from my experience with my GD55, the EFI temp reading is waaaaaayyyy off.

what temps does it report in windows?
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When I installed the CPU, I had to push REALLY hard to re-engage the load lever (after checking 100 times that the CPU is definitely seated correctly). It even made a little crunching sound. Not sure if that's normal.
They can make that sound, my old q6600 did it once and I thought that I had nackered it, but if its posted correctly then the CPU should be seated correctly.

Which cooler is it?
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Crunching is never good, hopefully it's nothing though. Temps are weird I'd say that the sink didn't sit properly.
post #6 of 11
reseat , and see what happens . remove cmos battery for any OC to be wiped . Than it should be in the low30's-mid 20's .

However the temp sensor could be bad . if its properly seated no way to be that hot with little to none load .
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post #7 of 11
can a CPU even go to 97 on start up i mean the heatsink must be touching atleast somewhat
post #8 of 11
Reseat it and check the temps in windows.
post #9 of 11
Sounds like your heatsink isn't making the proper contact with the chip.
You don't have to wait, you can still do it now.
I suggest you remove it off the board/cpu completely and re-seat, the paste would still be wet.
Edited by Denim-187 - 10/15/11 at 1:10pm
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Just a note, BIOS temps are usually higher than windows. This is because the cpu is not at an idle state. BIOS temps are usually off compared to OS temps, if you're confident that you have seated the cooler in the correct manner with the right amount of TIM, I would double, triple check that and then just go ahead and install the OS.

Different BIOS reversions usually show different temps. I remember being on the 1505 BIOS and the temps in my BIOS were just over 50c, however in windows it showed that it was in fact at 30c. Once I updated the BIOS to 1850 on my P8P67 PRO, the temp reading in my BIOS was a little better, reading just below 40c, again windows temps were at 30c.

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