I just got a new motherboard and CPU. CPU is AMD Phenom II X6 1090T, and the board is Foxconn A88GMV.
I installed it with the default heatsink that came with the CPU.
So I turned it on and went into the BIOS, and it says the CPU temperature is 40c. (I'm not over-clocking it, and no OS or anything is running.) So that seemed quite hot to me as a baseline temp.
Is this normal for that kind of setup? (It's not super hot in my apartment. I don't have a thermometer here, but I don't think it's hotter than around 25c (~77f) in here.)
Also, the motherboard came with an 8 pin 12v ATX power connector for the CPU, but my power supply only had one 4 pin connector, but I read that it should be ok to just use the 4 pin connector if you weren't gonna be doing extreme over-clocking or anything. Is this likely to be making the CPU run hotter?...
With the stock cooler that sounds around normal but idle temps have little meaning especially if you don't know the room temp. I suggest don't worry about it now and check your load temps when the OS is installed.