CPU: Intel E5200 (stock speed)
Cooler: OCZ Vendetta
MOBO: Asus P5K/SE EPU
Case: Lian Li PC60
GPU: BFG 8800GT
PSU: OCZ ModxStream Pro 500W
I've had this computer since October 2008 and I didn't install the cooler properly and I remember it fell off a 2-3 times since I had it and I just barely popped it back in (barely because it still wobbled a bit..). Anyways today took out the motherboard, applied Artic silver 5 and made sure the pins were pushed in for the cooler but I am getting idle temps of 42-45c on both cores on Core Temp and in my BIOS. Any ideas why this is?
I have a OCZ Vendetta. I'll download prime95 and see hwo high the load temps are.
Well i have a small case and I was out of town and i couldn't put enough pressure on one of the push pins for the cooler cause it was a tight fit. When i installed it this time, i unplugged everything and checked the back of the mobo to ensure the pins went through.. so it better be installed correctly -.-
I had the same issue with that HSF, needed to remove my motherboard to get it to sit correctly. But I was running a Pentium D 820 2.8Ghz CPU @ stock speed and my temp started at about 38'C and eventually settled on about 46'C. Most Intel core2duo run between 36-46'C and if I am correct you will see about 60'C underload, mine would shoot up to 64'C under 100% load with that fan and have had no issues. (PS, the Pentium D runs hot normally and I believe you may have not cleaned your CPU properly and applied an even coat of thermal paste to ensure even heat distribution)