I'm having a strange problem, I'm not sure if its H50 or MOBO related...
I just installed my H50 and I turned it on when the computer was sideways and sidepanel/sidefan removed, everything worked fine so I figured time to button her up! I installed the sidepanel along with the 3pin sidefan , put the computer in its normal housing location and turned on the PC. First thing I did was load core-temp and to my horror it was at 60* and rising, I have my emergency cutoff at 65* so it turned off very quickly.
I opened the case back up and assumed I had not tightened it down enough, so I tightened it as much as I could before snapping the little bushings and turned it back on (again without the sidepanel) and it was fine, idling around 40* (oc my 965 to 3600 currently) which is much better than my previous 50* idle. So again I go to install the sidepanel and turn on the computer and again the computer shuts itself off with thermal protection. I'm like ***? So I'm inspecting what the sidepanel could possibly affect, and I see that it does press slightly on the hoses as they bulge out the side a bit in my small antec 300. So I leave the panel off and move the hoses slightly while the computer is turned on and the temps stay the same. I install the sidepanel and they still stay the same (after the computer has been on , this is without the sidefan). This is its current state, and I've been running Prime95 and the highest it's gotten is 52* @ 100%load all 4 cores.
Is it possible having the side fan is pulling to much amp's through the board and causing everything else (including the pump) to slow down causing the heat buildup? This is very strange... I have used the sidefan totally fine with my previous Arctic Cooler 7 and never had a problem. I have the h50 in a push/pull setup with the stock Antec300 rear fan and stock H50 corsair fan.
Any suggestions or opinions would be greatly appreciated! I do not have an external fan controller so I am unable to troubleshoot the mobo itself
If I did have the fan controller I would just hook up every fan to it, and see if the problem persists.
EDIT I forgot to say I have 2 frontpanel fan's 3pin, 1 h50 pump 3pin, 1 corsair rad fan 4pin, and with the sidepanel that makes an extra 1sidefan 3pin... so 6 fans loaded through the mobo.Edited by twistid - 2/11/10 at 6:09pm