Solved Q9550 &Stock Cooler Idle temp seems high Help? Tags: CPUs BIOS Cooling Last response: June 1, 2009 5:00 AM in CPUs Share sirrell May 25, 2009 4:58:16 AM In the bios, when i installed it was 45C in the bios. After Updating the Bios to the latest its now 50C in the bios. EVGA 790i Mobo with only the stock CPU cooler and its like 50C at idle, its warm up here in Queensland, but still.. (Temps 20C-28C Max Indoors) (note:temps with open case) I have tried reseating the cooler with no difference.. (although the board can OC its not set to at the moment.) Nor would I with only a stock cooler. Any Ideas? Can someone suggest a great CPU cooler that will fit this board (due to the cooling pipes surrounding the cpu some won"t fit at all) I have M9 ThermalTake Case, although those temps are with the case sides off too, I will be installing 3x120mm fans later as well. ATM it only has 2 x 120mm fans. More about : q9550 stock cooler idle temp high sirrell May 25, 2009 5:44:20 AM Ok so i read that it seems fairly normal although the Intel book says don't let it get above 38C what a laugh, In other word don't use a Q9550 Stock cooler with a Q9500 i guess. 75C is hot for these so i read.. Some smoke at less wtf? sirrell May 25, 2009 5:46:00 AM anyway what is the best air cooler that fits a 790i EVGA Motherboard / Q9550?? Please Advise Cost no option, just want the best air cooler I can get for OCing later Related resources GTX 690 and Q9550 - Forum Q9550 2.83 OC help - Forum Q9550 @ 3.4GHz stuttering in BF3. FC3 is faster - Forum OC Q9550 With A P5N-T Deluxe Board.. New to This - Forum Is core 2 quad q9550 a good choice for new games? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sirrell May 25, 2009 6:35:58 AM Just tweaked the Bios, now its OC @ 3.0Ghz and at 43C.. WTF? Lower than Ever? Guess the extra volts also went to the fans.. lol Best solution montyuk May 25, 2009 2:56:01 PM http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm sirrell June 1, 2009 5:00:12 AM Thanks.. MontyUK I was after the Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer Heatsink, but I read somewhere on a online forum that a guy had troubles fitting it to a EVGA - 790i Ultra SLI Mobo due to the cooling pipes built-in. Can anyone else confirm this? Is my best bet a ThermalRight 120 Ultra due to its raised design? With two of the Highest CFM rated Fans? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumUpgrade to SH Q9550 or get i3-3220 ForumDifferent temps on my Q9550 ForumWill a Q9550 CPU work with my P5N-E SLI Motherboard? ForumBest Graphics Card for a Q9550 ? ForumWhat is your recommendation for upgrade ( q9550 to ?) ForumQ9550 problem ForumQ9550 dangerous temps ForumQ6600 vs Q9550 ForumHelp installing q9550 ForumWTS Antec 902, Q9550 , EP45-UD3R, DDR2 4GB Balistix, TRUE, 260 gtx. ForumWTB: Core 2 Quad Q9550 / Q9450 ForumGTX 680 & Q9550 Borderlands 2 ForumQuestions about q9550 and upgrade 6870 -660 gtx ti ForumE7500 to q9550 worth the $100 upgrade? ForumPSU Help More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !