I have a E7200 paired with a GA-EP45-UD3R motherboard and am needing some help with temps.
Last night I was using SpeedFan to look at my temps of the CPU and the two cores. I did everything it said to do in the Temperature Guide here on the forums except for making my ambient temp to 22 deg. C...it was more like 26-27 deg. C. Last night my CPU temp was running around 29-30 deg. after calibration of SpeedFan and today it's running about 27-28 deg. C. My ambient temperature now is around 21 deg. C and so it almost seems to be that my calibration is off? I added 2deg C to SpeedFan so that could account for 2 deg. of it but what about the other 4-5 deg.? Is this not a linear relationship to Ambient temperature? All of these temps are at idle.
The other question I have is my GPU temp. I've got a 9800GT dual slot EVGA model and it's running at idle around 70-74 deg. C. I'm assuming this is okay? I haven't messed with overclocking it or anything so everything is at factory specs.
So I figured out what was wrong with the setting and changed it to 100% and let it stabilize and it went down to around 52C but the fan was incredibly loud so I lowered it to 60% and it only has gone up about 3-4deg C to around 55-56C. Is this a good idle temp for my card? I don't really want to mess with aftermarket cooling--that's the reason I got the dual slot version.
That seems very hot to me, I have 2x 8800GT with dual-slot coolers and even OCed I havent been able to get them to go over 50C. Depending on how brave you are, you can remove the heatsink and apply some good aftermarket thermal paste. Arctic Silver 5 is the classic staple, tho Arctic Cooling MX-2 has gathered lots of support of late.