My old setup has always had problems but I've never asked for help, please help!

Current Situation:
CPU: i5 -2500k @ 3.3
MB: Asus P8 Z68-V Pro
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60
Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 // CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600
Storage: Westen Digital Caviar Green 1.5 TB WD15EARS
Video Card: R6850 Cyclone
Power Supply: Antec 750 W
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)

I also purchased a Corsair Force 60 GB SSD but for some reason the MB just wont recognize it and I cant find a way to update it so that it may be able to be recognized by the system.

My major concern is that after I moved in to my new apartment about 2 months ago my CPU started running at a higher temperature. Then 2 weeks ago it started shutting down from over heating after having the computer on for about 10-15 minutes. I tried reapplying some arctic silver 5 and that did not change anything. The temperature will start off around 50 then slowly work its was up to 75 before shutting down.

Thank you to anyone who is able to help!
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  1. Best answer
    Your pump in the cooler may have died. Cheap closed loop coolers never really last long.
  2. If possible - Download HWInfo and run Sensors. Post the results - usually 3 screenshots in TinyPic or similar. This'll give info on how your hardware is running.
  3. Also check for small green men running around blowing hair dryers at your CPU to make it heat up.
  4. @ tiny: Is there any way to tell if it has died other than overheating occurring?

    @ i7: I am attempting to do that now, will update soon.
  5. You can touch the tubes while it is running and see if you feel the liquid moving. you could also use a program like HWmonitor that tells your fan speeds and it will tell you the pump speed based on the fan header the pump is connected to.
  6. @i7: Here is an imgur album of the results,
  7. Yeah, your CPU is REALLY hot.
  8. Before I shutdown the desktop and get back on my laptop here's what I got from HPmonitor,
  9. Are the CPU fan and pump the only things connected to the motherboard fan headers?
  10. Yes, here are 2 pics of what the MB looks like around the CPU. 1 with Flash and another in a higher resolution no flash. Also forgot to mention I got this alert while running HWinfo.
    Imgur wasnt working X_X:
  11. If you are getting those temps and the cooler is working correctly, something is REALLY wrong.

    Do you have the stock intel cooler you can try?
  12. Yea but that will be something I'll have to try tomorrow cause I just ran out of arctic silver with this last adjustment to the cooler. I felt vibration in the cooler tubing so I would assume its working, although your original post may be correct and I've been running around in circles when the solution was that simple. I'm just trying to not fry my CPU.
  13. Your CPU is at 70-77C, fan 1785 rpm, Vcore 1.072-1.224V. Check these readings in bios/uefi.

    Have you tried to OC your CPU? Drop Vcore by 100mV and see if the temp improves. My 3930k runs at 0.9V idle

    If temp doesn't improve, check your pump rpm. Re-seat the water block.

    Also your PSU 12V reading is a bit higher than normal - 12.288. Check it again in bios/uefi.
  14. Your stock cooler should have some thermal paste pre-applied.
  15. Stock intel cooler is working, computer has been running for about 4 hours and cpu temp is around 39C, guess the it was the cooler, thanks for the help everyone.
  16. Glad we could help!
  17. No proooblem! But that still doesn't mean there weren't little green men running around...
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