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mtrvideo

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I recently installed a Gigabyte P4 GA-81dX motherboard and P4 1.8 processor. The system appears to boot but at various times the system just hangs and no keyboard response is recognized. Upon pressing reset, it looks like it's going to restart but the screen just stays blank. If I shut the system off and restart, a similar thing happens, however, if I shut the system off for at least a minute, it appears to boot normally until ...wham...the system hangs up again. What am I not seeing?

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Could it be heat related? Do you have a good heatsink CPU fan combo and has it been installed correctly? These processors generate insane amounts of heat and if you don't have thermal grease, good heat sink and a fan that can move that heat off you are looking for a meltdown.
 

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Apparently it is heat related. I had installed the heat sink fan that came with the processor, however it wasn't 100% secured and there was a space between the processor and the fan. I ended up calling Intel and they are sending me another fan. The one that came with the cpu had levers on it that kept snapping off. Hopefully, they will send some new grease with the fan. If they don't, can I buy some at any computer store?

Thanks for the quick reply.

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