Hehe. For a start, I got both the CNPS7700-Cu (LED FOR ME)
and I got the Vf700-cu. On a 3700+ and a X850XT. I like them cos they also cool around them (the vf700 cools the ram sinks on the under side). And on the subject of those ram sinks. You cleaned em with alcohol? Same! I cleaned em with Akasa TIM Clean (still cleaning stuff), and when I stuck the sinks on, I find they don't stick so good.
OOOOHHH I wonder why?! Maybe cos they're still a greasy layer of liquid on there. You had to dry it COMPLETELY. Can't stick to liquid I don't think somehow.
Get them dry, and the ram dry, and try again, they'll stick eventually I guess, but having them half on will be detrimental rather than beneficial to your cooling. Heat'll just stay under the foam stickys, won't transfer. Sort them or don't use em at all
As for your prollems, get back to stock speeds and volts.
Two measly fans, however cool they are, aren't going to cause you power failures. I'm pressuming you got them plugged into your mobo, (as opposed to a fan controller). Those 3pin fan ports are there to be used, so it's not that.
As for 3dmark06, i've only just downloaded it, and haven't run it yet, but if hdr, AA, AF , whatever else they got going on there is anything to go by, it's going to max your system, i'd forget about that for the moment, just get it stable.
Could even be corrupt installs of 3dmark
. If everything else is fine. Just give your pc a break for a few days, play games, surf, chat, download, well whatever it is you download
, see if your pc's alright, and do things you do on your computer, if all seems stable, reinstall 3dmark and try again.
It should be ok, less you've fried something / broken something somewhere. *giggles*.
Be careful when you overclock, can't just jump straight in at the deep end
Oh whats your complete system specs?