Hi, today I built a "new" pc with used parts which I found. It has got:
Asus P5Q-Pro motherboard
2 GB DDR2
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @1.86 GHz (65nm)
ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
Nilox 600W PSU
I'm cooling the Core 2 Duo E6300 with a standard Core i7 3770K cooler (which I don't use), but it causes my CPU to overheat after 3 minutes running and the system shutdown (overheat at 70°C, sometimes 85-90°C)....
Now i decreased the CPU speed to 1.4 GHz and it seems to be stable at 58°C... which is a very high value since I'm downclocking the CPU.
I bought the Asus P5Q-Pro because, with a good RAM, it can push the E6300 up to 3 GHz, increasing a lot the CPU performance... But now I'm unable to run the CPU up to 1.4 GHz
Please can you suggest me a good socket 775 CPU cooler?
(also the CPU has got only a few thermal paste... could it be a problem?)