I stress tested my i5-2400 (Stock Cooling) today using prime 95 In-Large FFTs. Have it on a mini-itx mobo in a Fractal Design Define mini with an extra intake fan (total 2 intake, 1 exhaust). After probably two minutes core temp reported:
I would say my average idles temps range from 28 to 35. I believe this is due to the small size of my office and the computer warming the ambient up overtime. Regardless I thought these temps were surprising. I know the define runs a bit warmer than most cases. One theory I have is that due to the mini-itx's positioning of the cpu being higher than a micro atx perhaps its not getting enough direct air? Just speculation. When I game I'll get around 57.
Any thoughts on these temps? Are they normal? Are my idle temps normal? Thanks.