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You won't get anywhere without actually looking at your voltages, what is CPU-Z showing as your CPU voltage when it's under load?
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Also, take a pic of the inside of your PC, showing the layout of your cooler and fans etc. Often with cooling problems like this there's just some issue you might have missed that we might spot for you
Here you go: http://switchservices.com.au/images/dusty-computer2.jpg

Just kidding... Here are a few:

http://goo.gl/9HhoQ

http://goo.gl/SkGxW

http://goo.gl/U12Jh

A note about the heatsink: Yes I realize it's blowing up, I did this because when it's facing the other way it is lightly touching my northbridge so I thought I would try it facing up and see if perhaps the light touch was off balancing it. I should note that it was not, and it made no difference either way.

Edit: I realize one of them was a duplicate, fixed.
Edited by kshawkeye - 5/21/11 at 4:09pm
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You won't get anywhere without actually looking at your voltages, what is CPU-Z showing as your CPU voltage when it's under load?

And you're not going to get great performance on the Xigmatek Dark Knight, it's towards the budget end of air coolers.

But mainly we need to ascertain what your voltages are, because temps without voltages mean nothing in terms of how well/badly your cooler is performing. Just saying 'stock voltage' doesn't help.

Also, take a pic of the inside of your PC, showing the layout of your cooler and fans etc. Often with cooling problems like this there's just some issue you might have missed that we might spot for you
Agreed, we need to know what your voltages are during load. Because voltages are the main source of heat.
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Here you go: http://switchservices.com.au/images/dusty-computer2.jpg

Just kidding... Here are a few:

http://goo.gl/9HhoQ

http://goo.gl/SkGxW

http://goo.gl/U12Jh

A note about the heatsink: Yes I realize it's blowing up, I did this because when it's facing the other way it is lightly touching my northbridge so I thought I would try it facing up and see if perhaps the light touch was off balancing it. I should note that it was not, and it made no difference either way.

Edit: I realize one of them was a duplicate, fixed.
Ha had me going with that first picture for a second...

But your voltage seems okay (still worth setting it manually though).

In any case, I believe your issue is the orientation of the heatsink. Having it blowing up would be okay on most cases that have top exhaust fans, but your case doesn't seem to. So I imagine you just get a build up of hot air in the top of your case, causing it to heat up.

Try flipping the cooler back round to go out the back again. What bit is touching the northbridge? The fins of the heatsink? It seems odd that it would be touching, it's not exactly a huge cooler... and socket 1366 motherboards are usually designed with plenty of room round the socket area for large heatsinks. In any case, it it's only lightly touching I'm sure it would be fine (but I do mean lightly).

If it's the fan that's touching, can you move it up a bit? I know that on my heatsink you can clip the fans on wherever you want on it, and I've moved my front fan up a centimetre or so to clear my RAM heatsinks.
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In any case, I believe your issue is the orientation of the heatsink. Having it blowing up would be okay on most cases that have top exhaust fans, but your case doesn't seem to. So I imagine you just get a build up of hot air in the top of your case, causing it to heat up.
My case does have a top exhaust fan.

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Try flipping the cooler back round to go out the back again. What bit is touching the northbridge? The fins of the heatsink? It seems odd that it would be touching, it's not exactly a huge cooler... and socket 1366 motherboards are usually designed with plenty of room round the socket area for large heatsinks. In any case, it it's only lightly touching I'm sure it would be fine (but I do mean lightly).
I'm sure you read my previous post, but I wasn't kidding when I said it made no difference.. I had it like that and ran the same sort of tests, and the result was the same. I normally am gamed to try new things, but that is not something new...

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If it's the fan that's touching, can you move it up a bit? I know that on my heatsink you can clip the fans on wherever you want on it, and I've moved my front fan up a centimetre or so to clear my RAM heatsinks.
Yes I can, a little, and I did that before when I tested it facing back, at that point it actually wasn't directly touching the northbridge, just very close.
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No one has any other ideas?
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What fan are you using on that heatsink? Maybe its not moving enough air.

Just a suggestion.
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