Wondering about CPU temp on new build

New system. Just getting things together and testing hardware at this point. No overclocking yet. No software installed. HDD's not even formatted. CPU: i7-930; Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 board; Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler. On my old system (Q6600 quad 2.4 GHz with a Zalman 9500 cooler) The CPU rarely gets over 30C with the fan running at about 1800RPM. I mostly write software and rarely play any games (and those tend to be older adventure games anyway like Riven, Monkey Island, etc). Even with Prime95 running 1/2 hour or so it didn't get much above 45C. The fans on the Noctua run pretty slow by comparison. 1300RPM max I think without the slow-down adapters (which I don't know why you'd ever use because even at max speed these fans are incredibly quiet). Anyway, just running for a few minutes in the BIOS the CPU temp is 35C. That seems high to me but maybe it's not. I'm just used to a very cold CPU. I've never had trouble mounting coolers before and this time was no exception. In fact mounting the Noctua was a pleasure compared to the Zalman. So I'm confident that's not the problem but it is possible. I was way more careful about spreading thermal compound (used what came with the cooler) than I've ever been before.
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  1. Well i was interested myself in temps last few days , and 35C it's good. Worries should appear around 65-70. I got a Q8300 staying around 45C and everyone said it's ok :)
  2. Exela is right, your temps are fine.
  3. Okay. Thanks. I was considering replacing the 2 Noctua fans with something I could run faster if needed but they are so nice and so quiet I'd rather not.
  4. hey buddy....

    nothing panicking

    The ideal temperature which I suggest is 43C to 66C ,You should worry if the temp increses more than 75c as u hurt ur CPU just try getting speedfan it will show u all yur speed of fan as well as temp.Remember the i7 can only tolerate upto 120c,beyond tha u will fry ur system well frying starts at 95 to 97C

    Best of luck.......

    reagards..........
  5. ey bro...

    I can say that u never overclocked.....

    well I just quote the anonymous as it was y expired account....

    The ideal temperature which I suggest is 43C to 66C ,You should worry if the temp increses more than 75c as u hurt ur CPU just try getting speedfan it will show u all yur speed of fan as well as temp.Remember the i7 can only tolerate upto 120c,beyond tha u will fry ur system well frying starts at 95 to 97C

    be a friend to ur computer.......

    strain hard.....

    regard.....
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