Juts build a new PC for a friend around a phenom 955BE (C3/MBOX). His case is descent air flow, using stock cooler and Artic Silver 5. OC'ed to 3.4 tp match 965.
Room Temp: 26C
3D gaming: 50-54C
Full Load: 58-59C
Is this the normal temp for the proc with stock cooling? seems kind of hot. Also I dont Cool n Quite come for this proc. Typically CPUZ will show the cpu down cloak when idle to 800and 1volt, but that doesn't happen to this CPU (running WinXP), and cpu voltage is on auto...
It's within safe limits just remember tmax is 62 for that one.. so you're cutting it a little bit close
62*C is Tcase max, not TJmax. TJmax is somewhere over 100*C, I'm unsure the actual temperature. The CPU will start throttling itself down around there anyway so you are safe unless you overclock, in which case, the TJmax temperature decreases. This is why you want to keep your CPU nice and cool if you are overclocking.