I have an intel quadcore q6600 processor @ 2,4 Ghz with a stock cooler. (It came with my dell computer).
About 3 weeks ago, dell replaced my motherboard (including cpu, videocard and ram). its a NON dusty motherboard so my pc doesnt have really dust on it.
The thing is that the temperature on idle of my cpu is around (all cores) 44-50. To be honest, the weather outside is around 27 degrees which is abnormal in my country.
Anyways, is 44-50 hot for a q6600 processor? Its a G0 serie. So a: intel quadcore q6600 G0 @ 2.4 ghz.
I just opened the case of my desktop and there is absolutely no dust in the fans of the CPU. I cleaned the fans that are upfront in the case (which ''suck'' ( ) up the fresh air). That seemed to work pretty good because the temperature is now a bit lower.
I also notice that (i live in Holland where the weather changes every hour), when its raining, the temperatures go drop some degrees.
Anyways, the temperature on idle is now at the moment 37-45. Sometimes when I startup my browser, they hit the 49-50 degrees. But then go back.