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November 16, 2010 12:25:46 PM

This is what I've got and assembled.
Item: Corsair 650W TX Series PSU - 120mm Fan, 80+% Efficiency, Single +12V Rail - Qty: 1
Item: EXTRA VALUE 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit 1.5V CL9 - Qty: 1
Item: Inno3D 9800GT Esave Edition 512MB GDDR3 DVI VGA HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card - Qty: 1
Item: Intel i5 760 2.8GHz Socket 1156 8MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Qty: 1
Item: Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2H H55 Socket 1156 VGA DVI HDMI Out 8 CHannel Audio MATX Motherboard - Qty: 1
Item: Antec 902 Nine Hundred Two Black ATX Case - No PSU - Qty: 1
Item: Corsair CWCH50-1 Cooling Hydro Series H50 High-performance CPU Cooler supports LGA1156 LGA775 LGA1366 AM2 and AM3 processors - Qty: 1

One problem is that it won't recognise this HDD which I transferred from my old comp (the one I'm using now) but I have a spare HDD which I'm going to try and format and put windows xp on for now when I can find the disc.
But the main problem is that when I went into the bios it said my CPU temp is 88c. To me it seems the fan is working fine but according to the data, it isn't. Can anyone help?

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 16, 2010 1:28:54 PM

sounds like the hydro isn't cooling properly. I'd replace it with the stock fan for the moment.

double check your BIOs settinsg for your HDDs, I prefer to leave it in 'ide emulation' mode. -- where it treats your SATA drives as if they were IDE drives
November 16, 2010 1:36:50 PM

Did you apply the thermal compound correctly (assuming you applied any at all.)?

Too much thermal paste can cause the CPU to run hotter than with no thermal paste at all.

I fried an old 478 P4HT by applying too much thermal compound.

You only need apply a small pee-sized blob to the middle of the CPU, then when you place the cooler on top it will spread evenly over the CPU.
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November 16, 2010 1:41:55 PM

The heatsink came with compound already applied but I think there was far too much and have spent time removing some but it came out with the same problem. Going to try the stock fan and see what the temps are.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 16, 2010 1:54:12 PM

remeber to wipe the CPU clean before reapplying the paste. And I think you mean a 'pea-sized' blob. Pee tends to not form blobs :D 
November 16, 2010 2:16:04 PM

Ok I've put the stock fan in but now it just endlessly reboots :( . There are 4 phase lights on the motherboard, 1 and 2 are green 3 is orange and 4 is red.
November 16, 2010 2:26:16 PM

Ok forget all that, with the stock fan the temps are hovering at 36c. Should I get a refund on the corsair h50 or try again with it to see what the temperatures do?
a b B Homebuilt system
November 16, 2010 3:10:11 PM

i'sd get a refund. 36 is great in comparison, I'd stick with it.
(of course, I am biased toward air cooling)
November 17, 2010 10:25:25 AM

Agreed, If the stock cooler works for now, use that and return the old one.
And sorry, my mistake peeing on your CPU would definitely not end well.
:ouch: 
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