hi I'm new to overclocking and let me start out with this newb question:
How do you know the temps of your cpu, hard drive, and RAM? Do you have to install seperate hardware like thermomitors? Or does the board have some way of reading those temps built in? If so what software is popular for reading the temps:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
Cosair XMS3 DDR3 RAM 2GB
ULTRA 600W PSU
Form my systems, E6400 @3.2, i5-750 @3.2 currently and test a I3-530 @ 3.3, For Idle about 10 C above ambient. My ambient is 20 C: the E6400 is @ 31 C, The I5-750 is 28 to 30 C. These are core temps. The I3 idle I do not think are valid as the core temps are about the same as ambient. I am running Prime 95 on the I3 and the core temps are 49 -> 50 C, But this is under load (Blend test so not 100% load).
I'm not sure what others are seeing on a AMD 955, but I believe it does run hotter.
Try googling the 955 temps, not only for Idle but unter load. I'm sure your 37 C is not a problem at Idle, But you need to check it under load, just run Prime 95, should reach close to max with in 15 mins. Monitor it and exit if temps get to High for the 955.