I5-2500 Intel Boxed cooler temperature problem


I've build a new PC today. But I think if got a problem with my CPU temperature.

I'm using an Intel Core i5-2500, Boxed Intel cooler, ASRock H67M-GE/HT Mainboard, Lian Li Case with 3 120mm fans, 580W Be Quiet E9.

I get about 45 degrees CPU temp in idle which CPU fan and case fans at max. Speed. (and 43 degreees with open case)

The air out of the case fan is absolutely cold.

Does anyone has an idea why my temp is that high?

When I try to make the system quite silent, I get about 55 degrees in idle.

Thank for your help in advance.
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  1. Are you overclocking?
  2. No, I'm running at the default settings.
  3. Have you taken the heatsink off of the processor since installing? Was the Thermalpaste in good condition when you originally installed it? (no gaps or anything)

    Is the heatsink tightly attached to the CPU?
  4. The Thermalpaste was already place at the bottom of the cooler.
    There where gaps, it looked like the image at http://media.bestofmicro.com/,E-4-80860-13.jpg
  5. That should be fine.

    If you try to twist of move the heatsink, can you? or is it very solidly attached?
  6. It possible to move, but just a little bit, 2 or 3 mm.
  7. It shouldn't be able to move at all, it should be locked in securely, and no give as the pressure it puts on the cpu will allow the heat to transfer properly
  8. ^+1 exactly you shouldn't be able to budge a properly seated stock fan.
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