Hello Community! I just built my first PC and turned it on last night. I let it run for a while (in the BIOS for about 10 mintues) and it seems like I am getting high idle temperatures.
It is running between 43-45 C at idle. I'm using a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo so I expected to have cooler than normal temps instead of higher than normal.
Idle Temperature: 34 to 39°C Normal Temperature: 55 to 65°C Max Temperature: 67°C
I'm wondering if I may have an issue with my fan placement. It is right next to the cases output fan. I'm not sure if the CPU fan is supposed to suck air away from the heatsink, or blow air over it. If it is trying to blow air over it, I think it may be having trouble doing so being right next to the case output.
Yeah in the position you have it, you want the fan to be pulling the air. I cant see on the pic, but sometimes they put an arrow on the top of the fan to show airflow direction.
Double check that its mounted well and making a good contact.
I found a photo on the coolermaster website and it looks like it needs to be moved to the other side. I didn't see any arrows on the fan but I'm pretty sure it blows in the direction of the heatsink. I'll move it when I get home and see what happens.
You should really put the CPU fan on the other side of the heatsink and have it blow air across the heat sink. Then with the case fan also blowing out it will suck the warm air coming from the CPU heatsink out of the case and be more efficient.