Hi, I just built my first computer and had a few questions about the bios. It is currently displaying the CPU frequency at 3.30 GHz and CPU Temperature at 60 deg C. This seems really high to me. Should I just wait until windows is installed and download another program to check the core temps?
MSI P67A - C43B3
i5 2500k, stock heatsink, but with articsilver 5 applied with line method.
Zalman z9 plus, with 5 120 mm fans.
antec truepower new 750 w
evga 560ti 1gb
2x2gb g.skill 1600 ddr3
The plastic pins are extruding from the back of the motherboard and the hsf is pretty solid, so I would have to say its seated properly. Do you think I should just try to install windows or should I reapply the thermal paste? Oh yea, the ambient temperature is 21 deg C.
Would recommend reapplying the thermal paste before moving on. Either you have a heat problem (thermal paste / heatsync / fan), or a problem with the sensor (hardware problem). Just not right for sitting idle in the BIOS. If it is accurate, when you install Windows the temps will certinaly get a bit dangerous...
You sure the thermal paste was a nice even layer? Something is not right there... Worst case you can pick up an aftermarket CPU cooler and replace the whole thing. You would be able to get a good overclock on that 2500k also.