I just built a new system with an e2160 and the temperatures seem to be a bit high. It's on stock cooling and I applied arctic silver 5 two days ago using the directions on their site saying to apply a thin line down the center. According to the latest CoreTemp, It idles around 45 degrees C, gets up to around 65 when playing CSS, and gets as high as 79 C during prime95 but usually averages around 75. I know there's a break-in period for as5 but these temps seem high... I double checked the seating on the Intel hsf and all the pins are in and such. I'm using a centurion 5 case with a 120mm fan in the back and an 80mm in the front, and i have all the cables tucked away to improve airflow. The original plan was to OC to 3.0g but I guess it might not be possible
Are these bad temps? How can I fix them? Thanks for any replies..
INTEL E2160 stock hsf and as5
CENTURION 5 CASE
SEAGATE 250G SATA HARD DRIVE
SAMSUNG DVD BURNER
CORSAIR 450VX PSU
ENCORE WIRELESS N ADAPTER
no i used 70% isopropyl alcohol and q-tips to take the intel compound off the heat sink and the cpu.. i might have scratched the bottom of the hsf a little bit maybe that's it. here's how the arctic silver website told me to apply it and i did it almost exactly according to the picture. i might try cleaning it and doing it again
Those temps are indeed too high if you haven't oc yet. My e2160, oc'd to 3ghz, idles @ around 36 and running orthos for a couple of hours it's around 64. BTW my cpu cooler is thermaltake V1.
I would do like rgeist554 suggested and verify that you haven't applied AS5 on top of the paste on the stock cooler. Also check carefully if the stock cooler is seated correctly on the cpu. Sometimes the pins seem look ok but there is a small gap between the cpu and sink. Also maybe dumb to ask but did you check to see if the hsf fan is spinning ?