This is my first post, and just to warn you im completely new to all this having just built my first pc.
The problem is this: I have just updated my ASUS P5K Premium with the latest BIOS and now my Q6600 G0 is running loads hotter. It was ideling between 18-19 celsius before the update and now its gone up to a whopping 35 celsius!
I have a Tuniq Tower 120 heat sink on it with the fan knob set in the middle.
Any tips and advice would be most appreciated as I don't know where to start!
Sounds to me like your old bios was reporting the wrong temps. How could 18-19 degrees be core idle temps when ambient room temps are probable 18-19 degrees. Then tack on a few more for case temps, and then a few for core temps. 35C is not hot, so no need to worry. What are your load temps? Stock clocks or overclocked?
For temps 35-40 idle (in coretemp)
50-60 load are about average
65(warm)-70(being towards the high end) is still safe so if it takes this to get your goal. so be it
Users preference will vary.
Thanks guys good advice!
@nukemaster; thank you for the links, I have downloaded Core temp (its giving me a slightly lower idle temp of around 30C as opposed from ASUS probe at 35C - im guessing its more accurate?).
I have also downloaded Prime95 and have just had it running for just over an hour on the Small FTTs Torture test (first option on the list), im not sure is that was the correct one to use but my cpu temp went to a maximum of 57C on cores 0 and 1, with 56C on the other two. Looking at it it seemed to average about 56C with the hottest cores being 0 and 1.
On the Tuniq Tower I turned the fan knob up to full,
The test seemed to want to go on for longer but I had to stop it to check something, was I using the correct test? does it just go on and on or does it conclude at some point?