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I've just moved countries from the UK to Central America (UK is 240v, America 110v) -- And I took my computer with me in my suitcase.

I've put the computer back together, though when I boot up I get:

"Overclocking failed or Overvoltage failed!"
"Press F2 to Continue with default values, or F1 to go into Bios"

I haven't overclocked the computer at all, I don't know my PC specs exactly:

Asus P5LD2 Mobo,
1.6Ghz Core2Duo
BFG 8800 Graphics card (factory overclocked, actually).

At first when I put the PC together it kept powering down after around 10 seconds or so, sometimes in Windows -- I then noticed the PSU fan was not running and attributed it to this. So today I went out a bought a 480w fan (old was an Antec 500w) -- But still the problem persists, (although fan on this PSU is running).

It seems likely to be this is due to the different voltages?

Although could it also be because I took the heatsink off, and didn't replace the thermal paste, before replacing it. (Still paste on it).

Thanks,
Alex
post #2 of 8
First check all of your wiring connections. Second, you should put more thermal compound on. After you unseat your heat sink you screw up the thermal compound. First though see if you can get it working.
Edit: Clear CMOS also.
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Yeah I say reseat the heat sink as well. Also clearing the cmos might help... Some psu's have a switch on them for going from 220 to 120 volts. Maybe yours does?
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Yeah I say reseat the heat sink as well. Also clearing the cmos might help... Some psu's have a switch on them for going from 220 to 120 volts. Maybe yours does?
Thanks for the reply. By reseat, do you just mean take it off and put back on? or take off and apply thermal paste.

The PSU has a swith, currently showing 115v, with 220v covered, I assume this is correct for central america.

What's the CMOS, and how do I clear it, got a link?

Thanks a lot
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If you look at your mother board you are goning to see a little round battery. Take that battery out and let it sit like that for 15 minits then put the battery back in and try to boot. also try to figure out your system specs and fill them in it help us help you.
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Thanks for the reply. By reseat, do you just mean take it off and put back on? or take off and apply thermal paste.

The PSU has a swith, currently showing 115v, with 220v covered, I assume this is correct for central america.

What's the CMOS, and how do I clear it, got a link?

Thanks a lot
Actually, take the fan off, clean off the old thermal compound and then apply new and you should be good. Remove the old stuff with goof off or an alcohol based cleaner.
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"reseating" the heat sink means taking it off and putting it back on. So yes you should reseat your heat sink; however, when it's off, you will want to take some rubbing alcohol and like an old tee shirt and use those to clean off as much thermal paste as you can clean off your heat sink and the cpu. Then buy some arctic silver 5 or some other good thermal paste and apply that when you re attach your heat sink. Every time you take off your heat sink, you should remove all the old thermal paste and put new on!
Edited by om3n - 9/23/08 at 7:09pm
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btw if you need help with applying thermal paste i.e. how much, where to put it, etc. we can help you with that too! We first need to know more about your system. If you could fill out your specs that would be great!
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