My E8400's fan does not kick in until 1 minute after bootup. It will just whirl slowly and halt every 2 seconds. After that, it runs at full speed forever. This is normal behavior. If your fan doesn't spin fast enough, then your fan is busted. It should be 30 celcius idling.
I also had my computer shut down when I was first building my computer. The problem was not pushing in the 4 pins far enough into the mobo. You may think they are tight enough, but if you don't hear the snap, then it isn't and it will go to 90 C easily.
Im using Stock head sink, due to the " ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7" that I ordered had some shipping error and will not be here for a few more days.
I messed with the stupid stock heat sink and am 90% sure it is correct. Like I said in my org post a friend and I bought ideal setups and I installed his. (his is idle/max load temp fine) HOWEVER, his arctic fan made it on time and I installed that. It does use the same lil pin system tho
No in less then one min (time it took to unhook and unscrew case) the heat sink and processor were "touchable"
Theres nothing wrong with pushpins. You got to be smarter then the heatsink. Most pushpin issues occur from the user installing with the mobo in the case. Pushpins require quite a bit of force and in th ecase the mobo will flex and bottom out on the mobo tray.
If you install out of the case pushpins work flawless everytime. You also have to use a X pattern for it to work correctly.
The same thing happens when a noob changes a car tire and tightens it in a circle patter instead of a star. When you go in a circle the wheel will fall off.