i don't know anything about heat sinks. i used the one the motherboard came with. I got a nivida nforce 790i so i figured it would come with a good one.
The airflow should be good in the case, my case i just got is a cooler master. it has a top fan right by where the processor seats and i feel pretty cool air coming from it.
I'm thinking i probably didn't do the paste right if that's so essential. I will check on that when i get spare time and post back on the outcome. I also feel the heat sink does not click in all the way on one corner and is loose, so that could be the culprit also.
Thank you for your help
Originally Posted by wol-va-rine
if your cpu is 50° that is fine, it's a little hot (the cores are probably around 65-70°), but not hot enough to shut down the computer, if your computer is shutting down there's something else wrong with it, my cores get up into the 80s when running LinX sometimes without shutting down...
so how would i go about finding what this other problem is if that is the case, i know nothing about tooling around in the bios.