Hi i have a Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz FSB1333 4MB Socket 775 and my motherboard is Asus P5E-VM HDMI
the problem is this.... the bios say me warning because the CPU have 98ºC 205F and the temeperature is constant dont change, i put thermal compound and all, and the cooler ist cold... and the micro are cold y take whit my ands :S
Ok we need to know:
Is the thermal paste the right amount? (Pea dot size)
And wiggle around the cooler a little when the computer is off to see if its on firmly. It its loose and moving around you will most likely have to check those pins. Make sure that the cooler pins all click in. You will hear the click, its ok if the mobo bends a little. If it doesnt click then take the pins out check if they arent bent and put them back in. Also, this is a major how much paste is on the cooler.