I just finished putting a new pc together after 10 years of laptop usage (about time!!!).. Here are the parts:
Asus p8p67 Deluxe
Intel Core i5 2500K
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600
Intel 320 Series 80GB SSD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD
XFX HD-567X-ZNF3 Radeon HD 5670 1GB
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer
XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W
Cool Master HAF 922
Windows 7 Ultimate
The CPU temps is between 38 - 42C and MB temps 32 - 36C.. Is this normal? I do not have anything running..! What tool should I use to figure out if the thermal paste and cooler is working fine. I can report results back here if it helps you guys provide me with better advice.
Also, I m connecting 2 of the case fans (front 200m and back 120m) to the Chassis Fan1 and 2.. the third case fan (top 200m) is connected to PSU directly. Should I change this setup?
Please help.. I want to OC my CPU but I cannot until I make sure the heat sink and cooling is working fine..
Your temps do not seem out of line for a stock cooler. If you want to overclock, then you really ought to get an aftermarket cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus for $30, including shipping. I would normally recommend Newegg, but they are gouging customers for $17 more on this particular item.