Hi guys, my e8400 is idling at 65-67C. All I have opened is realtemp and firefox. I use my computer for gaming mostly. My wolfdale e8400 is at stock 3.00ghz. Have not overclocked it. Why is the temperature so high??
Is it because i'm using the stock fan that came with the cpu?
I have a gigabyte ep35-ds3p if that makes any difference.
Sorry, i'm a noob when it comes to this stuff. Would buying this fan help me a lot?
Well I found out my heatsink's pin was bent and wouldnt fit properly in one of the holes. So, tried making it fit, and the plastic pin broke off. I tried it out, securing the other 3 holes.
Turned on computer, got to the desktop, check realtemp and said it was like 110C. IT said HOT at the bottom, so I quickly shut off the computer. So obviously my heatsink is broke now. I will just wait until the new one comes in to even start my comp back up.
So does that mean my heatsink WAS working this whole time? Even if it was, what other reasons could there be that I was idling at 65C?
If you have the Artic Cooler Freezer Pro 7, it already has MX2 thermal paste applied (which is better than AS5). Just leave it on and install it.
If you have the CM N520, apply the artic silver paste.
What I do is spread an extremely thin layer on the CPU itself, and a very very small amount (half a rice grain) on the heatsink.
Other ways to apply it is:
1. Apply a small drop (1 or 1.5 rice grains) on either the HSF or CPU (don't spread it).
2. Apply several small drops on either the HSF or CPU (don't spread it).
3. Apply a small amount and spread it out evenly and thinly on either the HSF or CPU.