The fan of CPU & Power Supply unit spin erraticallyLocked
Recently, I bought the following hardware components in order to upgrade my old computer;
Intel E6300 Core 2 Duo Processor (Retail version)
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Motherboard
OCZ 2GB Kit DDr2-800MHz
Ultra Platinum 550W Power Supply (SLI Ready)
Westrern Digital 250GB SATA II 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
After installing all the above items in the computer case, I tried to power it up for the first time. Unfortunately, the fan of the CPU and power supply began to spin for approximately a few seconds, slowed down, stopped and began to spin again. It went into a loop process.
After speaking to the technical support of Gigabyte, I removed the system board, CPU and its fan out of the case. The fan ran steadlily without stopping if I only connected the system board to the power supply alone without the CPU and its heat sink/fan. The problem re-emerged after I installed the CPU.
Therefore, it seems like the CPU socket on the motherboard or the CPU itself might be the cause. I replaced the motherboard with MSI 975X Platinum, I replaced the power supply with ThermalTake 500W PS unit. Problem persists.
It seems like the CPu itself is the problem now but I hate to go out and buy a new processor for the sake of confirmation due to the return policy for CPU. I wonder did anybody experience this type of problem before and might be able to offer me some ideas. Personally, I dislike the LGA775 socket design since the pins on the socket could be damaged easily.
Your opinion is greatly appreciated. Thanks.