I directed my question to overclockers because you people monitor your cpu temps closely. I have a AMD 64 Athlon 2XII with a stock fan . It's runs about 30 C on a Asus M4N78 PRO mobo. Is this high , low or normal ?
The highest I've seen it was 38C after installing windows 7 and all my programs. It's the same after few hours playing a game. I'm not currently runing heavy calculations or using intense office apps. I'm using the Asus AI suite Q fan control set for optimal.
I will echo my forum mates and say your fine. The newer AMD's run very cool. Hell, my Phenom II X3 720 with a Coolermaster 212 Hyper+ that's been overclocked to 3.4 Ghz is sitting pretty at 18C at idle and about 29 at 100% running Prime 95. Granted this is in a VERY cold room! Under normal circumstances it idles about 22 C and hits 31C at 100% in a normal room. Like we've said before, your good.
To be honest I had look up prime 95 after reading your responce. I would not have know about it if I hadn't posted on an overclockers forum. Currently I only know room temp, system Temp and CPU temp . I am mainstream pc user and I visit Tom's to learn. When I learn more about Prime 95 and how to use it I will visit again with results. :helloThank You All !