Hi, I would like to know if these temps are normal as I've seen others with the same CPU+Cooler combo getting idle temps of around 30C and load temps of around 42C. As I am a first-time builder, I'm not sure if I applied the thermal paste (MX-2) correctly (I used the method stated on their website, but I think I put just a little too much - a tiny bit of paste ran down the sides of the CPU, I cleaned that up though).
Stock (3.2 Ghz):
Load: 51C (Prime95 3 Hours)
OC (3.5 Ghz):
Load: 53C (Prime95 3 Hours)
If of interest:
- Case: Storm Sniper Black Edition - fans on medium
- CPU Fan is set on auto control.
- Room Temp is 22C