Originally Posted by Natzapo
Hmm, It looks like it is, I took the heatsink off and put it back on the gunk from the bottom of the fan is now on the top of the proc, so that should mean they're making contact (I think) but .. I dunno
if there is gunk then they are...
have you tried running the motherboard outside of the case?
like on top of the box that it came in... also with no fans plugged into it... maybe the mounting is causing something to short out a component. That happened to me with a waterblock backplate mount, caused crashing after post (not to mention the eventual smell of burned PCB as I kept turning it on and off lol)