I want to know everyone's temps running a stock q9550 with a Freezer 7 Pro using Prime95. Please post your temps. Mines is 55 degrees at max load after about 30 minutes of testing. Does this mean that I installed the CPU cooler correctly? I mean if I just let it hang and push it off just a little would the temps increase because of bad cooling since it would be not mounted correctly if pushed off just a little? Like by how much? Thanks.
I live in Texas, and it's hot down here. If your room temp is high, then your cpu may run a little higher than whoever you're referencing. A 3 degree variance is nothing to worry about. Check Intel specs for your cpu and you'll see your temps are about average. I had on old p4 northwood that overheated twice to 80 celcius, which causes windows to crash. I gave it to a friend, and that cpu has outlasted 2 motherboards.