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May 25, 2012 2:08:36 AM

Just fired up my computer I built and I'm getting a 34-38c idle temperature, I have an FX8150 and Corsair H100, is there anything I gotta worry about?

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a b à CPUs
May 25, 2012 6:00:29 AM

That idle should be just fine. More importantly, what are your CPU temps at load?
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a c 103 à CPUs
May 25, 2012 6:04:02 AM

And most importantly, what are your ambient room temps?
30'c idle would be bad if your room was 10'c for example
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May 25, 2012 6:19:20 AM

You need to use core temp to see your current temperature on idle and how higher its on load.
To load your processor use prime95.
Cause I think you have good temp
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May 25, 2012 6:41:39 AM

Alright I'll check the temps with the load and post when I get the results! Room temp was maybe 75F
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a c 103 à CPUs
May 25, 2012 2:09:51 PM

24'C room temp, so you're not actually getting bad temps there, room for improvement maybe but certainly nothing to worry about
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May 25, 2012 4:32:40 PM

Prime95 also give temps?
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a c 103 à CPUs
May 25, 2012 4:37:06 PM

No, he means run P95 to put your cpu under maximum stress,
but you would use realtemp, coretemp or hardwaremonitor to actually monitor the temperatures
Moto
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May 25, 2012 7:40:53 PM

Ok I have to update my bios and install my OS and I'll post temps
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May 27, 2012 3:46:20 AM

ok so lowest idle temp was 9c and the highest under 100% load was 39c
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a c 103 à CPUs
May 27, 2012 5:57:27 AM

Ok the 9'C reading is wrong, but 39'C under load is a very good temperature, do the other programs and bios all say the same?
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May 27, 2012 6:40:01 PM

yeah average idle temp is 22c-28c
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a c 103 à CPUs
May 27, 2012 7:01:51 PM

Thats an average/good idle, no cause for concern man :) 
seems like your H100's paste has a curing time on it, and its settled in now
You would like your Cpu to idle at around 10-15'C above ambient ordinarily on a liquid-based cooler and you seem to be about right so relax and enjoy your build mate :) 
Moto
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May 27, 2012 9:06:26 PM

Thank you all for your help, everything seems to be working great
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a c 103 à CPUs
May 27, 2012 9:09:25 PM

No problem man,
Moto
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