I have had great success asking the experts here, so I thought I would shoot this quick question by you.
I feel like I am getting a little hot on my conroe (socket 775).
Its running around 33 to 38c for idle and gets up to about 57/60 (per core) when I have been gaming for a while.
I'm running core temp and have a G15 keyboard, so I am able to monitor core temp while gaming.
My setup has a huge 12cm (120mm) fan on a cooler master hyper cpu cooler.
I have been using this rig for 2 years now, but as recently as 5 months ago, I had put this new cpu cooler with new arctic silver paste.
The problem is I have just begun running core temp and have no initial reading to reference this too.
I always noticed that on resets after long gaming sessions that the bios cpu temp never seemed to be over 30-40c so I wasn't worried.
I'm about to rip into my case and add a new HDD and add a 2nd video card.
During this, I will be cleaning everything up.
Should I redo the cooler and arctic paste, is this getting too hot for conroes?
I would do this without pause, but the lga775 socket is a real pain in the ass and takes a 7 year old asian's hands to secure...
Well depending on where you live its starting to get warmer for summer where I am and can expect higher temps with the rise in ambient temperature. Your temps look pretty good I would leave it be for a 65nm conroe those temps are great.