70 Celsius too high under full load?

Hello, I have an asus motherboard w/ a core 2 duo 3ghz.
Idle temps for cpu= 41 C
idle temp for mobo= 32 C
CPU under full load (prime95) = 70 C


Under full load, motherboard stays same, but the cpu goes up to 70 C.

is that normal? I have arctic silver applied with the stock heatsink/fan.

Thanks for any input
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  1. E8400?

    I regard 70 C. as right on the edge of "too high". OTOH, there's little in the line of real world applications that will load both cores 100% and drive the temps up.

    Having said that, do not OC until you have better cooling.

    For an excellent (though a little complex) thread on thermal management:
    Core 2 Quad and Duo Temperature Guide
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/221745-29-core-quad-temperature-guide
  2. yes, it is an e8400

    Also, would it be normal to receive different temps on a different mobo?

    I had this processor installed on a different motherboard, and it was about 10 degrees cooler with the same heatsink/fan.

    Thanks for the quick response, by the way
  3. what do u use to see the temps? check again with everest.
  4. everest gives the same reading as asus probe.
  5. ewibolo said:
    Hello, I have an asus motherboard w/ a core 2 duo 3ghz.
    Idle temps for cpu= 41 C
    idle temp for mobo= 32 C
    CPU under full load (prime95) = 70 C


    Under full load, motherboard stays same, but the cpu goes up to 70 C.

    is that normal? I have arctic silver applied with the stock heatsink/fan.

    Thanks for any input



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    IMO is good, the problem coul be if the temp of the processor is more that 100, but inclusive mt 955 with oc @ 3.8GHz stay in under 80.
  6. I view 70C as my upper limit, with 65C being more reasonable. And again, only for short spurts. I'd look to improve your cooling a little bit.
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