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Hi, I just got a new CPU cooler "Scythe Mugen 2" and just spent the past few hours putting it in. It was a real pain in the ass, because the stock cooler I had on before was almost glued tight to the cpu, and when I pulled the cpu off of it finally I almost dropped it causing a bunch of the pins to bend. Luckily I was able to fix the pins.

Then actually putting this heatsink in was such a huge pain!!

But anyways, On my 1090t I would get about 25c idle and 40c on full load with this cooler, but as soon as I put the computer back up standing it SPIKES up to like 120c and crashes!! It happened to me almost 3 times because it kept rebooting and crashing. So I put it back on its side and bam it goes back to 25c. Has anyone else had this problem? Is the heatsink just to heavy it doesn't make full contact with the cpu while standing? I have all the screws as tight as I was able to get them but it still seems to kinda slide if I push it. Maybe I missed a screw or something?

Thanks for any help!
post #2 of 11
Sounds like your coolers still loose. Might want to reseat it, make sure its seated right. I know it sounds like a pain but it happens.
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post #3 of 11
Sounds odd alright, my IFX weights the same (if not more) as a Mugen and theres no flex at all on my board. Check over your install again slowly, like you said, you may have missed a screw somewhere. You did re-apply thermal paste right ?
    
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post #4 of 11
Sounds like either the fan isnt spinning because too much load on the the bearings, or something like a wire might be stopping it from moving, but aslo is sounds like the heatsink isnt making contact to the cpu, try making it tighter or just resating the headsink
post #5 of 11
Yeah, that Scythe mounting system is a real female dog, isn't it. Real easy to screw up. Check the tightness of all the screws.
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Originally Posted by caffeinescandal View Post
Sounds like your coolers still loose. Might want to reseat it, make sure its seated right. I know it sounds like a pain but it happens.
Yup. It will lose direct contact with the CPU, and SPIKE in heat. There is no other way it would spike that fast, even with the fan off even with a space heater pointing at it.
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post #7 of 11
If you can read the directions again and see if you missed something.It is easiest to mount a cpu cooler with the motherboard outside of the case.You may need to do that to get it right.
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post #8 of 11
Just reseat your cooler with the motherboard out of the case if you haven't tried that already. Other than that I can't think of anything, even the fan not spinning, causing it to spike like that. Hope that fixes the problem!
post #9 of 11
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Alright everyone thanks for your help! I spent the last 2 or 3 hours taking everything out and putting it back together, it no longer slides around and I get the same temps standing as laying down.

Apparently one of the screws was slightly lose on the heatsink and that's all it took to cause this problem. I wasn't able to screw it in all the way in though, it would get about 95% the way there and then just jam. I guess it was good enough to keep everything tight and steady though.

Once again thanks.
post #10 of 11
If it ever does it with the screws tight you can use some bailing wire to hang it from the case/fan grill/etc above it.

Had to do this once or twice on heavy upgrades back in 06 for customers who refused to get better case or board, etc. Also did it on my own systems where I lived for four years. Soft fill hill beside a 55mph rail-road crossing on a curve. Bounced like a raver for up to two hours a day is an insane mount test.

I still do upgrades and repairs... $300.00 per hour, $50.00 to show up and another $50.00 if I don't like your desk or chair. Cash on the counter or I take your stuff and leave before I see the box. Alergic to weed and you clean your own sinks.
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