Well the CPU looks a little too warm for desktop use, but what is more important are your load temps (unless you only ever surf the net). You should play a game or use something like Orthos or Intel's Thermal Analysis Tool (TAT) to test temps. What did you measure the temps with?
I build & sell highend SLI gaming machines,and also work for a major hardware review site. Your idle temps are just to high for your processor. This could be from either not enough thermal compound,or to much. What i have found that works best is Zalman ZM-STG1 It comes in a bottle with a small brush attached that makes it very easy to apply. All you need to do is cover your processor then your heatsink. There's no guessing or wondering if you applied enough. I own six test machines Four which are Extreme Quad core, and two dual core. The quad cores are one QX9650 which i just installed today / a QX6850 / and two QX6800s. The dual cores are one e6850 and also a e6750. I use the ZM-STG1 on all of my processors as well as all of my customers machines. This would be the best way for you to go. Can you please tell me what you are using for a cooler??
quotemsg=1486508,1,129296]I just built a new computer. Nothing is overclocked. These are my specs below. How am I doing with temperatures? Are these average or am I risking burning something up?
eVGA 680i Mobo
2GB of Corsair CM2X1024-6400 DDR2 800 4-4-4-12 @ 2.1volts
2 SLI Geforce 7600 GT OC graphics cards 256MB
16MB cache 320GB HD 7200RPM
Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo processor
700w Xtreme Gamer OCZ power supply
Here are my average temperatures after sitting for 1 hour average desktop / internet application use:
CPU: 52º C
SYSTEM: 35º C
GPU1: 55º C
GPU2: 49º C
Are these average or am I risking burning something up?[/quotemsg]
SPITFIRE7, I'm guessing that you're using Intel's stock cooler, which is notorious for being easy to mount... improperly. This is the leading cause of high temperatures. Also, since there are 2 separate sets of temperatures, (CPU and Cores), which always run 15c apart, it's important to be specific as to which temperature you're refering.