Harro, my first post, although I've been lurking a while now. Ok, so I've read through the temp guide 3 or 4 times now and I'm still a little confused by it (I'll read it another 3 or 4 times later!). Chiefly confused by TJunctions and what-not
Can somebody help me figure out what my true temps are (or point me to the relevant section of temp guide that I should be looking at). I think this is all the info needed?:
Ambient = 24c @ first boot, 32c after a few hours
Chipset = i975x
C2D = E660
CPU Cooler = Ninja Scythe Rev B. (fan not installed)
Frequency = 3.0Ghz
Load = 15 minutes of TAT @ 100%
Motherboard = P5W DH Deluxe
Vcore = 1.216v
Tcase (CPU) is offset by +5c, so use the "Offsets" section of the Guide to configure a compensating -5c correction. Your temps are high for low Vcore on a high end cooler. The Idle to Load Delta of ~30 is is outside the 25 spec, which typically indicates inadequate computer case cooling, an improperly seated CPU cooler, or a concave Integrated Heat Spreader / CPU heat sinc. Did you test with all fans at 100%?
Yes, all fans (5x12cm fans) are functioning - 2 incoming and 3 exit fans (see pic)
There are no airflow issues either as there are no cables obstructing airflow and there is around 10cm clearance at the back of the PC. Would the fact I have such a large cooler on a vertically mounted motherboard have something to do with it i.e poor cpu/heatsink contact do you think?