Hey guys and gals. Quick question for ya! I have recently upgraded my CPU to the Athlon II X4. My Idle temp is normally around 33C. After I play L4D2 and CODBO for a few hours the temp hits about 38C. Am I running good temps?
Check your load temps, idle temps are far more susceptible to tiny changes in load and ambient temperature and dont affect anything, its the load temps that you want to keep an eye on. Use something like HW Monitor that will record the max temp you hit while you are gaming and post that.
When you do get all that these are what your specs say
Max Temps (C) 62
Wattage 140 W
These are the manufactures' numbers. You can probably push them some but anything over these numbers will shorten the life of your components.
39C at load is pretty damn good, you are going to be hard pressed to get it much below there and it doesnt much matter as long as you keep it below the mid 60s. You seem to have a lot of thermal headroom so go OC that sucker!