Hey guys i just bought a AMD phenom x4 940 and installed it with a COOLER MASTER RR-H101-22FK-RA fan and its running at 55 C idle i know this fairly high and probably not stable for any type of heavy stuff. Is it because of the fan i purchased or could be the CPU?( i even got my side case open and plenty of air blowing through) The rest of my specs are:
If i need a new fan link me one thats around 30-40$ and ill take a look at it thanks
Windows Vista 64bit
4GB DDR2 RAM
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770
Your fine as long as you keep it under 70C, and technically going higher won't damage the processor any time soon. You could also downclock or undervolt it within the BIOS, that'll reduce power consumption which in turn will reduce heat produced.