Hello everyone, I'm new here.
I've attempted some sort of "revival" of my 7 years old gaming PC. As part of the revival I've taken out the stock cooler of the CPU (Q6600 G0). The pins were in a pretty bad shape and broke as I attempted to insert the cooler back.
This made me buy a new CPU cooler, the "Arctic alpine 11 pro rev.2" to replace the stock cooler. However, after following the installation, when I booted up my PC it shut down after a few minutes. I've checked the CPU temperature at the BIOS at it was sky high (70-80c with pretty much no load).
This made me conclude that I've done something wrong during the cooling replacement process. Here's what I've done:
1. Removed the old CPU Cooler, and cleaned most of the old thermal paste with a microfiber cloth (Haven't used any solvents).
2. Installed the backplate of the cooler as instructed. Didn't go very smoothly, but after attempting it a few times I've gotten better at it. The result is that the pins are all in place and the cooler frame is also in place.
3. Screwed the fan and the heat sink (one piece) into the backplate.
4. Connected the CPU fan to the motherboard.
It should be noted that the cooler is extremely close to an heatpipe which sits on the motherboard. My motherboard is Abit IP35-Pro, if you look at it you will see that the CPU is in the vicinity of two heat sinks. I'm pretty sure the backplate of the CPU cooler comes in contact with the motherboard heat sink. Maybe it pushes it out of the way? Could this be the problem?
Attempted to re-install it a few times, but no cigar.
Would love some help and suggestions.