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PC overheating

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Not sure if this is the right place, but since I have an intel CPU i figured its the closest fit. This morning my PC died. It looks like its overheating and shutting down. Thing is, I'm not sure why its overheating. I'm running an i7 920 OCd to 3.5 w/ Corsair H50 w/ a Scythe UK-3000. The PC has been running fine like this for the past year w/ no issues. I have not touched or added anything to it for at least a few months. The last thing I added was a Sunbeam Reohstat 6 to cut the fans down when I didnt need them at full power.

So here's what I tried so far:
1. When I turned on the PC, i noticed the Rad fan wasnt spinning (running through my fan controller), moved it to direct power from the PSU and it spins up, still over heats.
2. Pump was running off direct power from PSU and felt like it was powering on. The lines felt like water was moving through, but since its closed I cant tell for sure.
3. Moved the pump power to the boards CPU fan header, booted to bios, removed all OC settings and set all fans to 100%. it shows the cpu fan spinning at ~3600rpm, so i assume this means the pump is working. CPU temp shows at 85* in bios. When I was able to get into OS RealTemp showed it at 100*.
4. Let it cool down for an hours, tried again. in bios CPU temp shows 68 then climbs to 85 in about 1minute and holds.

Im not sure what else it could be. From what I can tell my cooling system is "working" and I can see the fans spinning at full speed. Could it be a bad board or CPU?
Edited by Munkee915 - 10/24/12 at 10:24am
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OK NVM. Decided to try pulling the cooler and redoing the past. Looks like the cooler is leaking fluid! Thankfully nothing looks hurt. I heard the liquid inside these things is conductive and can short out boards.
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