I recently got a new mobo + Core2Duo 2.4Ghz.. But the CPU temperature is really high. Idle temperature is around 60 degrees and goes like 72-73 degrees while playing games like FarCry etc.
I use the original CPU-fan that come with the CPU and it feels correctly mounted when I check it.
Motherboard temperature is around 40 degrees..
My powersupply's fan (Elanvital Greenerger 500W) is only working when there is need for it (so it's usually turned off), but when I manually turn the fan on, the cpu temperature drops a few degrees.
Should I get a better CPU-fan? Hints anyone...
It seems as if some peeps are having issues with the stock coolers. I would opt for an aftermarket cooler for sure if your having problems. I use zalman coolers with my intel and AMD units. The CNPS7700 is a good one to use. I prefer to use these fans as they are very quiet and do a nice job as well as they actually bolt to the motherboard instead of using those little annoying feet that clip down.
I got myself a CNPS9500 today and installed it.
Currently my CPU temperature is 60 degrees and motherboard is 43 degrees. Just a few degrees cooler than the original fan.
I have no case-fans, and as I mentioned my power-supply-fan is only in use for short periods normally so perhaps this has something to do with it..