Asus Rampage III extreame
CPU i7-930 2.8GHz (stock no OC)
Corsair 1000W Silent Pro Gold
3X4 Corsair memory vengeage - 2000MHz (running at 1066)
Standard intel cooler
Tthermal artic grease MX4
Room temp about 20° C
Processor temp about 44° C idle
Even outside the case on my desk in the bios shows temperature at 45 ° C without load.
I googled and found several similar cases without a clear answer.
Hey Foti, I don't have an anwser for you but I'm in a similar situation. I've got a i7 950 with an asus mobo, stock intel cooler, running at 50C idle. I re-seated the heatsink a bunch of times but no change really, except when tried without thermal paste - that was hotter obviously.
People are suggesting that the Asus board auto settings might be over-volting the cpu. As far as I can tell that's not the case though.
I hear that these i7s run pretty hot normally. I'm putting in a Corsair water cooler system tomorrow and we'll see how that helps.
Anyhow... sorry I don't have any concrete advice for you but I do feel your pain.
check your thermal paste. However i7s run a bit hot, I've heard its normal but 45 seems a bit too hot, but your on a stock cooler. But the fact that your coolermaster didn't do any difference is even more strange.