I own a Q9550 (Yorkfield 45nm Core Voltage: Shuffles b/w 1.120, 1.128, 1.136 at stock speed). My CPU's temp (idle) on stock heatsink are as follow:
Tj Case: 32 C
Core 0 : 50 C [As recorded by speed fan 4.40]
Core 1 : 45 C
Core 2 : 47 C
Core 3 : 50 C
Ambient Room temp: 25 C
Chassis cooling : Coolermaster Centurion 590- Full Front Mesh- 4 fans-Top(2) Back(1) Sidepanel(1)-All Exhaust-69 CMF-2000 RPM
My concern is that are these tenps fine or they can be further less on Stock/After market heatsink (Coolermaster Hyper 212) as I am looking forward to overclock my cpu to a min of 3.6 GHZ. I want the temps to be as low as possible. I am worried as I see people claiming idle temps of 25 C or so (don't know whether it is Core or surface temp). Pl reply.
One more question, to put on the heatsink correctly, i need thermal paste. I bought coolermaster thermal fusion 400 from Nehru Place but couldn't find Artic clean or an isopropyl alcohol solution to clean the heatsink, so what do you suggest i should use to clean it ?