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Well if turning the CPU voltage down didn't work then try running it at stock speeds. My CPU at stock speeds (at idle) is around 32-35C and OC'ed (at idle) its at 37-45C. I'm also sure that with a i7 at 3.2GHz is more than what you will need if all you do is play Minecraft and have Skype, MSN an RealTemp running in the background.
    
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Please take a few pictures of your case and computer (on the inside) so we can identify any physical issues it may have. Being new to this you may have an untrained eye to a simple issue.

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Please take a few pictures of your case and computer (on the inside) so we can identify any physical issues it may have. Being new to this you may have an untrained eye to a simple issue.

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These are a few pictures I took while I replacing the thermal compound etc.

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You are correct, it only reports 2 fans. Though, 4 fans are spinning in my computer. All of them are blowing cool air.
Sounds like some are connected by molex to 3-pin adapters, so they'll be driven at 100% of speed, just no RPM readouts will show up.
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Wait a sec --

What the?

You've got the CPU fan on the wrong side.

No wonder your temps suck, you've got two fans fighting each other for air and the reduced airflow is driving up your temps. Air cooled heatsinks work on the principle of forced convection to improve heat transfer.
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Wait a sec --

What the?

You've got the CPU fan on the wrong side.

No wonder your temps suck, you've got two fans fighting each other for air and the reduced airflow is driving up your temps. Air cooled heatsinks work on the principle of forced convection to improve heat transfer.
You kidding me? I should rotate my CPU-fan 180 degrees?
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Sounds like some are connected by molex to 3-pin adapters, so they'll be driven at 100% of speed, just no RPM readouts will show up.
This doesn't matter too much, right. They will still run at 100% but I just can't read it on the PC? =)
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You kidding me? I should rotate my CPU-fan 180 degrees?

Can you take the fan off and put it on the other side without taking the heatsink off?


EDIT: If you can, make sure to have the fan blowing into the heatsink.
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Can you take the fan off and put it on the other side without taking the heatsync off?
On the other side, as in... the front of the PC instead of the back?

Aint flipping the 'exhaust' fan an idea?
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You could flip the fan if you want, but generally it's considered better for space-clearance reasons to move the fan to the RAM side and have it blowing air past the heatsink fins.

PS. it's HEATSINK not heatsync.
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