Hello, I have a new system build and I can't seem to get my CPU temperature below 91C percent on idle. I am using Core Temp 1.0 RC6 to show the temps of each core, and they are all in the 91 - 98C range with an avg load of 10%! Any advice would be highly appreciated. I really think i need to get these temperatures down before I cause any damage to the CPU. Thanks!
Intel i5 3570k (IVY Bridge)
Corsair H60 Heatsink
MSI Maximus V Formula Motherboard
16GB 1600 DDR3 Team Vulcan
Corsair 750cx PSU
The LOG word in the RealTemp - Thermal Status area confirms that all 4 cores are reaching the Intel thermal throttling temperature at 105C. The core temperature is changing so quickly when this happens that both RealTemp and Core Temp are not able to record the actual Maximum temperature. There is definitely a problem with your heatsink or how you installed it.
I am not a big fan of the "small pea size" drop of thermal paste. Not enough thermal paste causes far more problems than a little too much. Here is what Arctic Silver recommends.