cutting to the chase, my i7 used to peak at tj max basic case fans and the provided i7 920 heatsink. i changed that and temps have cut in half, but they still seem so high compared to what i hear everyone elses are at.
here are my specs.
Intel Core I7920 2.66 ghz (not oc'd)
Corsair Hydro H50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
6 of them for the case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2 in push pull with the H50
EVGA GTS 250 512MB
EVGA GTX 460 1024MB superclocked (both gpus sit around 43-46 idle)
WD 640g caviar black
LG Optical Drive
Corsair 650W SLI ready PSU
ambient temperature in the house is roughly between 75-81*, my room usually runs a little warmer because of the PC (i live in socal).
I cleaned my pc, applied new thermal compound, and reseated the H50 obviously, cleaned all the fans etc. Nothing has changed, the temps are the same now as they were before, a little warmer now since the thermal compound has to settle.
I don't understand how people idle sub 40, I have NEVER seen those temps EVER! Does anyone have any clue as to what may be wrong?
Thanks in advance, i look forward to your responses, and thank you in advance.