My system temp is 43 on idle.
Now im struggling to get decent temperatures on this thing.
So on stock clock idle with real temp im getting
And on using prime 95 im getting
Now bear in mind this is at stock speeds of 2.8Ghz.
I upped the FSB to 353 to hit 3Ghz and was getting into the 70s under prime so dropped it back down.
Reapplied paste, reseated fan and checked heatsink and all appears good but looking around on google it appears people are getting much lower temps than me and obviously im not going to be able to clock it up to 3.6ghz with these temps. My modle of CPU is the C1 version but would that make all of a difference.
Thanks for the quick reply badge, even tho iv done some searching this is the first iv heard about faulty sensors being a huge common problem. If my sensors are faulty how am I expected to safely gauge any overclocking i would like to do? And how can i know for sure they are faulty?
I have the P45 ASUS P5Q deluxe running with a 65nm C2Q 6600 and have no temperature issues. On the other hand I have an ASUS P45 P5Q Turbo MB running with a 45nm Q9450 and have the same situation with high CPU temps. I RMA'd the CPU as well as the MB and still have about the same high temps. The Q9450 ran much cooler on my ASUS x38 MB. I attribute the high temps to the combination of the 45nm C2Q on the P45 chipset. If you have a 65nm C2D/C2Q try it in the board see what temps come up. This has been my experience. Crazy thread, but discussed here
I have the Q9450 in the P45 ASUS Pro Turbo. It's currently a backup machine and used sparingly, but I keep it updated. I used speedstep. Idle temps look amazingly like yours as posted.
This is the new retail box Q9450 I received from Intel when I RMA'd the original. I used the original Q9450 in my X38 and no heat issue with the processor. Only after I installed it in the P45 board did I get the temp issues and the subsequent RMA of the processor.
EDIT remember I currently have a 65nm Q6600 installed in your exact MB with no temp issues. Also I have a Q9550 in my X38 and no heat problems. Speedstep with OC to 3.2GHz.
The temps you have are still fine. I get very similar temps using my 45nm Q9450 on a P45 chipset. However, if I move that processor to my x38, the temps come up cooler. If I use a 65nm Q6600 on my P45 the temps are much cooler than the Q9450. Just my experience with the whole thing.