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do not turn off your thermal protection.

if your CPU heatsink is not hot, then it might not be making complete contact with the CPU.
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How long do you think a computer can stay turned on for without a heat sink/fan? He mentioned that he has had no instability issues. Usually when a chip is overheating the PC either A. Starts beeping. B. Shuts off and doesn't turn on until the chip is cooled down. C. Doesn't turn on at all.
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do not turn off your thermal protection.

if your CPU heatsink is not hot, then it might not be making complete contact with the CPU.
Exactly.
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OP, when you take the heatsink off, does it look like the paste has been spread around, and you can tell where the CPU was making contact? like a square where the paste is thinner?

if you don't remember, check. there may be something preventing the heatsink from making complete contact with the CPU top, and seeing if the paste has the square on it is a simple way to see if it made complete contact.
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edit: ^yeah, there's a pretty distinct square. I'll check again right now, but I can definitely tell that the CPU was touching it.

I'm definitely sure the heatsink is on there perfectly. As said, I've reseated it tons of times and it's on there tight, and nothing has changed. I followed the MoBo and CPU manuals to the letter.
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Again, I'm thinking about disabling the BIOS Thermal Protect option so it won't shut down since I'm pretty sure it's a reading problem, but how safe would that be? I'm not planning to overclock anything, so it shouldn't be an issue right? This seems to be the only way I can use my computer normally without having to underclock it (the effects are noticeable the way I have it now) because the BIOS shuts it down pretty quick.
You've got the right idea. If it was my issue though, I would research to why my temp readings are malfunctioning. In my opinion, it is the motherboards fault. Otherwise, if you aren't overclocking, then disabling the thermal protect option to keep your computer turned on for use is your best bet. Try downloading the program Speedfan to check your temperatures (if you haven't already). I would personally call the motherboard company and try to get an RMA. Good luck!
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You've got the right idea. If it was my issue though, I would research to why my temp readings are malfunctioning. In my opinion, it is the motherboards fault. Otherwise, if you aren't overclocking, then disabling the thermal protect option to keep your computer turned on for use is your best bet. Try downloading the program Speedfan to check your temperatures (if you haven't already). I would personally call the motherboard company and try to get an RMA. Good luck!
it is not the best idea to disable thermal protection, its there for a reason. i understand why it "might" be a good idea if the cpu has a broken temp sensor, but its the only thing preventing the CPU from overheating to its death.

deffinately try for an RMA though OP, if the CPU had a broken sensor, the temp for the mobo cpu (under the socket) wouldnt be super high as well, since they are both super high (CPU and Core) then its likely the mobo.

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edit: ^yeah, there's a pretty distinct square. I'll check again right now, but I can definitely tell that the CPU was touching it.

I'm definitely sure the heatsink is on there perfectly. As said, I've reseated it tons of times and it's on there tight, and nothing has changed. I followed the MoBo and CPU manuals to the letter.
That is definitely good.
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Thanks for the help guys, I'm going to try for an RMA. I just played around a bit more and couldn't fix anything, though one configuration made my second monitor have a strange purple tint for some reason. I'll just run it at high as I can for now until I get a replacement.
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I was thinking that maybe it could be some sort of setting in the bios that's causing the heat to show up so high. Have you tried downloading Speed Fan to check the temperature readings?
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Yeah, I mentioned in the OP that's what I was using. It shows up high no matter what the program, not just in the BIOS.
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It has to be poorly calibrated sensors... No instability issues, the heat sink is hot? but not burning..
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