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Using a mixture of Monkey Goo and Arctic Silver Ceramique2 could be responsible for the middling cpu temp?
Before I started having issues, the idle temp was 28C but speed fan reported high core temps around 48C-54C.
It's the i7s that tend to run hotter-that's why I opted for the LGA1156 quad core i5.
And I didn't need the built-in video either.
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Again in breadboard mode. CPU+fan+ram modules only. Computer off and removed mobo battery. Switched computer on and pressed and held cmos for 10 seconds. Turned off psu and returned battery. Opened psu switch*nd pressed on board power button. All the mobo leds flash and cpu and psu fans spin for 2 seconds and then stop. Mobo leds also flicker off. Is this a symptom of a defective mobo, battery or psu? Inquiring minds need to know.
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If Monkey Goo is some sort of cleaner, I would not use.   The "correct" type f cleaner is 99% pure Isopropyl Alcohol or a kit like this, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835100010

Are you using the new PSU?

Try removing the RAM and test. 


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IMonkey Goo is a brand of tim. I mixed it with some ArcticSilver ceramique2. It hasn't exploded yet but I'm expecting something like that to happen.
I got tired of wrestling with the Corasair HX 850 psu so I hooked up the new EVGA 1000 G2 Super Nova. Guess what? Mobo fired right up and purred like a Ferrari on nitro. I'll be sticking everything back in the case tomorrow.
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This thread is now closed. In the meantime, the generous help I received was invaluable and I learned some stuff along the way.
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I do think you would get lower temps by again cleaning up the CPU/heatsink and applying Arctic silver, (or similar) straight, no mixing with something else.

Great that you got the problem,  so I will mark the topic as solved, but it will not be closed in case others may find the steps useful when attempting solving thair problems.

 

Good luck. sorted


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Just to let the gallery know, somehow both the cpu and psu went out. Once they were replaced; Oila!
Running OS, idle temp is back to 30C again.
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In order to pull off the cpu cooler, I have to remove the mobo because assembled with a back plate. Therefore I didn't change the tim that's half Monkey Goo and half Arctic Silver.
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I think I invented a new product. It's called Arctic Monkey!
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So apart from the temps being a bit high, is the rig running OK now? 


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Temps are great. Idling at 27C and the cores are in the low 30s. But when it emerges from hibernation, there is no mouse pointer for a few minutes although the keyboard works fine. Wonder why the mouse issue?
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Good to hear the temps are better.

Try the mouse in a different port, try a different mouse, see if same results.


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Turning off the acceleration feature in mouse's software package did the trick. It's a Logitech G5 gaming mouse..
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Phew, glad you sorted that one. 


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Some observations about the cpu. The first one was manufactured in Costa Rica. This new one came from Malay. I heard the Malays are more reliable. If you have an Intel board, might be something to keep in mind.
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