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Ga-m61sme-s2l motherboard always shut down within 5mins

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i have a new motherboard (Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2L) with a sata hard drive. the problem is that i cannot format the hard drive coz the motherboard always shutdown within 5 or 6 mins after booting from cd. could u send me back any solution?

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It sounds as if the motherboard is having a temperature safety shutdown. This occurs when the temperature of the CPU exceeds a certain limit.

First off: Please check your CPU fan, power supply fan, and graphics card fan(if you have a gfx card) that they are working. If not, I would highly recommend replacing the fans or at least cleaning them and attempting to get them started by rotating them manually.

Please enter your BIOS (See Here for instructions) and navigate to "PC Health Status" - check the entry for the CPU temperature. While in the BIOS there is little strain on the system, but if the temperature is above 40 degrees Celsius in this state it may be prudent to check the fan setting. Also, check if there is a CPU Fan fail warning/CPU warning temperature - on average the limit should not exceed 60-65 degrees Celsius, max. Set any Fan speed or mode settings to maximum if able.

Try again.

If problem persists, and you are sure the temperature is not too high and/or the CPU fan is working, it may be the power supply itself. It is possible for the power supply to shut itself off in extreme cases such as when a power supply's fan stops working, and the temperature of the power supply rises to an unsafe level. Sometimes the fan will work initially but quit after a certain time. The fan requires replacement if this is the case.

Let the computer sit for a while and check to make sure it is at or near room temperature. Attempt to restart the installation process. When the power is cut, feel where the power supply meets the case to check whether or not it is particularly hot.

Replacement of the power supply's fan should solve that problem. I recommend taking it to a repair shop.

If that is not the problem, a last resort is that the harddrive is overheating and causing a system crash. With the case open, start the computer (mindful to be careful and always touch a large metal object such as the computer case itself before getting your hands near any components to prevent static damage), and wait for it to crash. Place your hand gently on the harddrive. If it is very warm or hot to the touch, most likely the harddrive's actuator arm, circitry, or data plate is malfunctioning and the drive should either be taken to be repaired or replaced.

If none of the components in your computer are particularly hot, please come back with more information on your computer, such as the parts, what you are cd you are booting, any new hardware, etc.

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1) http://www.cpuid.com/news/58-cpu_z_gigabyte_g1_edition.html

It's CPU-Z from CPUID.com, but made especially for Gigabyte motherboards.

This way when you change a parameter in Voltages, or system bus clock, (FSB), you can see the changes in real time.

2) EasyTune 5 from Gigabyte,

http://gigabyte.com/MicroSite/121/tech_20041125_px_et5.htm

That is just the features, and G.U.I. shown. (Graphics User Interface) The actual download website is below at the bottom link I listed,

http://www.filecluster.com/Drivers/Firmware-Bios/Download-Gigabyte-EasyTune.html

http://www.filecluster.com/downloads/Gigabyte-EasyTune.html

The above is the actual download page.
Where it states 7-Zip info, go to the right, and click on the blue - External Mirror 1 - (Has a green Down Arrow to the right of it.

After you click a small window will come up on the right -
Opening motherboard_utility_gbttools_gbt_et5pro.exe

Click on Save File. Observe the top of the small window that comes up on the left. In the wording at the top of the window tells you where the file will download to.

Go to where it states, then DOUBLE-click right on the file name,
(motherboard_utility_gbttools_gbt_et5pro.exe )

Now follow the directions, and install EasyTune 5.

This is Gigabyte Support, and the download page for the motherboard manual,

http://ee.gigabyte.com/products/page/mb/ga-m61sme-s2l_20/download/manual

REMEMBER;
1) Take -> BABY steps. Change a parameter in small increments.

Change the parameter in one small increment, then let the system (Computer) run for 24 hours. This is a 24 hour burn in test. Pretty accurate, but do not 'stamp it in stone'.

2) You can only overclock so far. Overclocking creates heat. After some time the air cooling you are using, is not going to be adequate.

3) You can only overclock so far because you will be changing the FSB for the Processor. This also changes it for the Ram Memory, and expansion slots.

Ram Memory typically operates at half of the Processor's FSB.
Change the Processor FSB too much, and ram memory will not work.
Neither will the expansion slots. Their frequency rate is determined off of the Processor FSB also.

4) Overclock too much at first, and you risk burning up the motherboard chipset, and Processor, and Ram Memory.

Regards,
joecoolvette

[Read up on all the overclocking articles you can. This may also help you ]

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