So I bought a brand new processor and motherboard a couple of days ago and everything runs perfectly and I put my hand near the processor and it didn't seem anywhere near the temps it was reading. I am getting temps around 90-95 degrees (this is in Celsius). It hasn't shut down like it does to protect it and everything seems to be running fine. I am using RealTemp and also my bios. There is thermal paste on both the heatsink and processor but the heatsink is only running around 800 rpm which either is defective or it doesn't need to spin that fast to keep it cool which is saying that the temps are wrong. I am scared to use my computer now because I don't want anything to happen to my processor as I am not sure it is covered by the warranty nor do I want to wait 2 weeks to get a new one. I have not overclocked at all and I am not using any load at all on the CPU (only program I was running was RealTemp). Should I try re-applying the thermal paste or are the temps just wrong? Any help appreciated. Motherboard is an Asus Z77.
Check that the black feet of the cooler are flush to the board. Or look behind the board to see if one or more blk pins are not full into the wht fingers.
Sometime those push pins will open before the post is fully thru the hole in the board.
Yeah I guess either thermal paste wasn't properly applied or heatsink was just not on tight enough but after several tries I got my temps to idle around 40. Still not as low as I would like them but the max they have gotten to now is about 65 which isn't too terribly bad (well at least for my standards). Once I get the money I will probably get the EVO cooler (only going to O.C. to about 4.3). The Stock cooler idled around 55 on 4.3 and that was for about a minute (just curious I guess). Thanks for all your help and if you could recommend any way to lower temps even more that would be great.