Finally purchased and built my very first home-built computer. I just want to make sure everything is running as it should, since I'm not sure what temps/scores I should get. Here is my setup...
E8400 stock speed and cooling
EVGA 8800GT 512MB stock
2x1GB Mushkin DDR2-800 RAM (manually set timings in BIOS to 4-5-4-11 @ 2.1V since that is was specs say)
Coolermaster 534 case (1 side 120mm intake fan, 1 rear 120mm exhaust fan)
Enermax 460W FMAII PSU
250GB Seagate 7200RPM 8MB cache hard drive
NEC DL-DVD burner (IDE, from old computer)
Vista Ultimate 32-bit
Ran 3DMark06 last night, scored 11,247 (5214, 4629, 2745). CoreTemp is currently reading 53/55, with GrabIt running and decoding usenet download. I'm not sure what idle temp is, I'll get that after this download finishes. Speedfan says Temp1=36, Temp2=35, Temp3=-2(?), HD0=39. Everything seem ok temperature wise? I ran prime95 for a few minutes last night but stopped it once the temp of one of the cores reached 60. Anything else I should run, or change?
Oh yeah, and all fans are at 100% all the time (not sure if I wired them correctly, but its not really loud). I'm thinking about getting another 120mm fan for the front of the case as another intake fan.
Your processor can safely go above 60C while under load, so don't worry about it. I would be more concerned if it was hitting 80C or higher. Take Hawkspur's advice and maybe invest in a $40 heatsink for the processor, the stock cooling is generally crap.
Your 3Dmark score seems like it's in the ballpark, so you're good as far as performance goes. Just cool that CPU down!
I've been looking at some CPU cooling, but the way my case is I want one with the fan that blows straight out from the CPU (it has this port/vent thing that is aimed at the CPU on the side door). I'm not sure which ones are good and whatnot.