Originally Posted by hxcnero
hmm. well it was worth a try. i had similar issues with my I5 2500k and my H50 when at stock, cpu was shooting up to 85c +. turned out the spacers on my h50 weren't allowing the block to make good contact with the CPU. i ended up chopping the spacers in half to allow me to tighten down the bracket more. worked for me so i thought it might help you.
Hey I appreciate the help. My first post on this site was that I had bought a new Dell T7500 (Dual X5680 and 96gb ram), and also a Dell XPS 8300 (i7-2600 for my dad). When it came down to how I use the computer, it turns out the 2600 was just as fast for me. I don't need the extra cores. So this is really my first build in a long time. I built a PII system a long time ago, but things have changed a lot since then.
Maybe I will look at swapping the H60 with a new one. The way the backplate mounts to the little studs is kind of strange.. Doesn't really go down very tight But from what I understand I guess it's not supposed to, the back plate gets pulled up when you screw down the block to the cpu.