Cpu temp question Tags: Heatsinks Cooling Overclocking Last response: November 26, 2011 1:04 PM in Overclocking Share dax88 November 26, 2011 12:37:57 PM I am running an i7 950 (no overclock) with a corsair A70 cooler attached. The case is a powermac aluminum tower that I modded to fit ATX. there is so much airflow. (lots of other case fans, exhaust, etc) question is - my idle temps on the CPU are 32 ~ 36c. Under load Im at 50c ~ 60c. I have reapplied the paste and resat the cooler 3 times and it is still the same. I know these temps are well within operationg range, but the idle seems high to me, as I have read that many other people with idles of 22c ~ 26c on this processor with air cooling. Is there something wrong? Or am I worrying about nothing? More about : cpu temp question mouse24 a b K Overclocking November 26, 2011 1:02:04 PM hehe no nothing is wrong with your idle temps, idle temps are almost COMPLETELY useless and are COMPLETELY based on your ambient temps, i get 35c+ idles here in my haf 912... thats just because i live in a desert dax88 November 26, 2011 1:03:31 PM ok cool just wanted to be sure Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 4745454b a b K Overclocking November 26, 2011 1:04:01 PM Ambient temps are? If the air in the room is warmer, then the CPU will run warmer. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumQuestion regarding Silver Arrow SB-E and cpu temp ForumQuestions About My New Acer (Recovery & CPU Temp ) ForumSpeedfan CPU temp question ForumQuestion about heat, and CPU ID/Core Temp ForumPhenom 955 CPU Temp /Crash Question Forum124c CPU Temp ? FX-8350 ForumCPU Temp is ~14c hotter than Core temps--Which should I watch? ForumCPU temp question ForumCpu temp question ForumCPU Temp ForumAMD FX 8350 CPU TEMP ? ForumCPU temp [ question ] ForumNoob cpu temp question ForumBest $53 Heatsinks ForumIs lapping your Heatsink and CPU recommended or merely an option? Forum[Solved] Question about memory voltaje ForumQuestion on CPU temp ForumCPU Temp Question ForumCPU Temp Question ForumCPU Temp and Settings Question More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !