Problems installing windows on new PC

Soldato
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Got this pc:

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Tried to install windows XP on it, gets to the copy files bit of windows install (screen with 5 green dots moving) goes for about 30/40 seconds and the whole PC cuts out.....like the PSU turns off the PC, any ideas?

Thought its:

1) Overheating CPU
2) Chipset drivers maybe? How do I sort this with no floppy drive ?
 
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Combat squirrel said:
The boxed heatsink, thought this myself, but 99% certain the things installed properly, in bios for 15 mins it gets to 60/65c (high i know ! but expected it from a box heatsink)


Even for a stock heatsink, I wouldnt expect those sort of temps, there aint hardly even load on a cpu in the bois, if im right(I aint no expert)

I also reckon it could be overheating, as installing windows most likely starts to put plenty more load on the cpu.

Why not try reapplying thermal paste or arctic silver if you have some, and then reseating the heatsink in, making sure its nice a secure, and give it a little wiggle once its on to help possibly remove any air bubbles


Good Luck
 
Soldato
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yeh will try it, well its me mate thats doin it and he is 100 miles away tryin guide over phone, suggesting chipset drivers now as it always crashes at the EXACT same time down to the second
 
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