Originally Posted by fuzion2k3
First off, what makes him/you believe he's having overheating issues? Is the bios reporting this, realtemp? I would say you are moving in the right direction with reseating the HS/FAN but make sure you clean off all existing thermal paste from both before reapplying. You may also want to check the case fans, make sure they are seated correctly/facing the right way so that warm air is being filtered out opposite the direction cold air is being filtered in.
If you are judging overheating by the temps on the NB/SB you might want to invest in after market cooling on those.
And as for the core 2 cooler test, as long as it's socket 775 it will fit socket 775, it's just a matter of how well will it cool the processor.
the motherboard temp is ok it's just the cpu thats hot, i have the pc now the HS was a little loose the fan for the HS was facing to the front of the case that now facing to the back of the case, the to back case fans are ok thay are facing the right way but the 3 front fans were also blowing air out, thay are now now blowing air into the case, the temps for the core 2 extreme QX6800 has come down now from around 70c to nearly hitting 80c to around 55c to 60c i still think that to hi what do you think.
all temps were in windows and i used CoreTemp to get the readings, also all speed are at stock speedsEdited by novastar - 12/23/08 at 2:18pm