I have a q6600 GO stepping, and I wasn't sure if my temps are ok.
I use arctic silver 5 and Arctic Freezer 7 Pro heatsink/fan.
My temps are approximately 35-39 Celsius idle, and go up to 50 or so under load. I thought that they should be lower because some people report idle temps of like 19-20 degrees.
A couple other things I'm not sure of, (I don't know about under load), idle, core 1 is always hottest, and sometimes about 6 degrees hotter then core 3, which is always coolest.
Last thing, my g15 keyboard has a performance monitor on it, and for some reason, running most software, core 1 gets used about 4 times as much as the other cores. Is this normal? I would have thought that they were all used evenly.
The core usage is not unusual. Mine does the same thing, one being used much more than others.
Those temps aren't bad if your system is overclocked, but not great if you are running 2.40GHz. The Arctic Freezer 7 Pro is at its limit with a quadcore. 50 degrees isn't going to hurt anything though.
I had a Thermaltake Big Typhoon on my Q6600 that had the same problem. I was running 55 degrees at 2.40 GHz. Pumping up the voltage and speed to 3.20 GHz, it couldn't stand the added heat and temps went to 70 degrees. Switched to a different cooler (in my case a Zerotherm Nirvana 120) and temps dropped dramatically, to around 50 degrees while running Prime 95 for over an hour.
The core temps, I didn't think there was a difference.
In the bios I took my CPU fan off automatic and set it to always 100% of it's maximum speed and my core temps dropped quite a lot. Idle, on the cores, I get basically from 28-32 degrees celsius, I haven't done a stress test yet.
those temps are fine i would get higher load temps at stock settings i would under volt and oc to 3.2ghz and compare... i primed 24/7 3.2ghz @ 1.200v in bios cooled with a zalman with all the fans on low... bout 61c on the hottest core. 58c with the fans turned up.