Hi, this is my first post and first POST for me since this is my first build.
I just put together a build in a full tower? Lian Li case (I don't know the exact model) with and Intel e2180 with stock hsf on an evga nvidia 590i ultra board.
I've tried a similar setup in another case with a different mobo just to try to isolate the problem, and no matter what I do, I seem to have IDLE temps ranging from the mid 50s to OVER 100c!!! What am I doing wrong here????
Do you think I have a defective cpu/hsf? Or am I missing something altogether with cooling, Like I said this is my first build so I could definitely have overlooked something simple, but as far as I can tell I've done everything ok. There's just the right amount of thermal paste, 3 80mm fans in the case, and adequate airflow (at least I think)
Stock Intel coolers have the worst mounting system ever invented. Odds are, it is not properly mounted. Remove, clean and reinstall the Hs and your temp problems should disappear. If you can afford a different cooler, I would highly recommend it.