Here's the rig: CPU: Q9300 @ 3.13Ghz VCORE: 1.225 (BIOS) / 1.176 - 1.200 (CPU-Z) COOLER: Corsair H50 push/pull intake w/ MX-3 TIM MOBO: XFX 780i RAM: 8 Gigs Micron ddr2 800 w/ D9HNP chips GPUs: 2 x 9800gt 700\1750\1050 CASE: Cooler Master CM690 Case Cooling: 3 x 120mm Fans intake @ front, bottom, & side + 2 intake for H50 Rad 2 x 120mm fans exhaust @ top This is my first overclock I have ever done so I'm really not sure I did any of this correctly. I did about a weeks worth of research before I attempted anything. The problem I'm facing right now is my temps. Before I OC'd I had a Xigmatek Dark Knight for my CPU cooler and my temps were the same as they are now. I have tried re-seating the H50 3 times now with varying amounts of TIM and still get the same results. I've come to 3 conclusions about this. One I suck at mounting CPU coolers. Two the AC Mx-3 TIM sucks and I need something better. Or Three my CPU which originally came from an HP has defective temperature sensors. Any suggestions would be great. I have googled this and tried just a few varieties of TIM amounts and application methods as well as setting up the H50 rad fans in both exhaust and intake. The only thing I haven't tried is rotating the rad on its side so Hot flow in at the top and cold out the bottom because I don't know which is which. Any help would be greatly appreciated.