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Just finished new build! Everything is good, except CPU is on FIRE!!

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  • Started 5 years ago by ark300
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ark300
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Well not literally. Assembled everything today. Powered on and no bad POST beeps. Entered BIOS. Went to the hardware monitor and the CPU temp was at 85 deg cel/ 185 deg feh!!! The motherboard temps were fine. I immediately shut it down. I opened it up and placed my hand around the CPU are and CPU Fan area, no hot temps at all.

I'm pretty sure the BIOS was right and I probably didn't feel any heat because it wasn't on for too long.

Obviously, its probably a problem with installing the heatsink correctly. I have the ZEROtherm ZEN FZ120 and used MX-2 Artic Cooling thermal paste. The only thing I can think of is that the heatsink isn't close enough to the CPU. Isn't the copper suppose to touch the CPU?

This is my first build, so I am still a novice. I knew if I was going to have any problems it would come from the CPU heat sink...

Let me know what you guys think it is, and how I can fix it. Thanks!

System:

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
Ram:G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Optical Drive: SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner
PSU: PC Power & Cooling S75CF Red 750W
CPU Heatsink: ZEROtherm ZEN FZ120
Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Mobo: ASUS P5Q-E LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard .
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD

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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
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my heatsinks are pretty tight, thats could be what it is. or the fan speed is to low.

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ark300
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Yeah. I'm thinking about tightening it more, but I hear a noise everytime I tighten the screws...don't want to damage the motherboard. However, if I look at the screws with a flashlight, I can tell they aren't necessarily all the way in.

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0zSpitt
0zSpitt
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is it one that pushes through then turns? i had one that did that and ended up having to take the mother board out to get it on right

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