I bought an AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition with the intention of OC it to 3.8-4.0. I installed it with the stock heatsink..however the plug on my motherboard for the CPU fan is 2-pin and the heatsink that came with the 955 had a 3-pin female adapter on it...so I plugged it in anyway leaving the blue cord (from reading this is just for speed control?) unplugged. The fan spins. So I assumed it was working fine.
So temperatures...according to SpeedFan and ELEET my CPU temperatures are somewhere between 51-60 when I'm sitting at my desktop. I tried going into my BIOS and seeing temperatures there but I cannot find them anywhere. Here's a snapshot of my temperatures...I'm not sure which one I should be looking at for CPU but they are in the same range:
So my first question is...why are my idling temperatures so high? I read in a lot of places that 60c is the MAX, and I'm seeing it go to 61-62 just browsing the net.
My second question is about OC. I want to OC it but I don't want to start until I get this temp thing figured out. Do I need to buy an aftermarket heatsink? Can anyone help me pick out something thats quiet but will do the job to OC to around 4.0?