Where do you live? Ambient temperatures can affect the temps of your components. Also, what TIM (thermal paste) are you using? You could also try reapplying or reinstalling the heatsink. The V6GT is a pretty high-end cooler, and those temps are high for just surfing the web.
Which case and thermal paste are you using, and which ambient temperature...as the above poster said. Personally, i'd say 40 is quite high for idle and 46-49 from just browsing is also quite high, for an i7, web browsing is nothing...so its basically idle i'd say.
yes i find it high too. I think there is something wrong with my install. I kinda forced its. One of the heat pipes are hitting the heatsink of the mobo. I am using a gigabyte ga x58a ud3r. I can still twist the cooler. does that mean its still loose? I am afraid I might break the cpu if i still screw it harder.
The heatpipes should NOT be touching the mobo. Since it is an Intel mobo, you can turn the heatsink around to another direction. You should probably reinstall the heatsink, and EVENLY apply a new thermal grease layer. (Put a small amount in the middle, and spread it out evenly with a razor or credit card)
the users manual says the right fan will suck air to the fins and the left fan will exhaust it to the rears case fan is that right? since my fan does not fit that well can i install it upwards? the vacuum will be place below and the exhaust will be placed on top. so its like installing it horizon tally? with this config the heat pipes won't be hitting any mobo heatsink.