Just built my new system. When I first installed TAT, I noticed that my core temps for both cores were 51-53 celcius at stock.
I have reseated the heat sink fan, added an additional 80mm fan as exhaust, and pointed the cpu fan towards the CPU instead of pulling out from it.
I have lowered the average temp at stock to 42-44 celcius. That seems more in line with what it should be for stock heatsink with no thermal compound. My question is that I want to do some moderate overclocking, just to get it to 2.8 for now (I'll go higher with a better cooler). That will probably raise the idle temp some but I think I'll stay under 50 celcius. Is that ok temps?
first of all what kind of heatsink are you using, the stock one? if so that is close to normal but if you are using a quality after market one you should be getting quite a bit lower temps, if you are using an after factory one, make sure that it is seated right and you have the right amount of thermal compound, and what are the ambient temps where you are right now?
Put in thermal counpound !!! it will make a lot of difference !!
Oh, dear --- never seat a HSF without thermal compoud.... a grain size bead of artic silver 5 (AS5) will drop another 5-10 degrees.I fear that mounting the HS/F without TIM could have scratched the HS/F's Copper surface..hopefully not too bad. :x