I just finished building my new rig and I've noticed my CPU temperatures are at 65 degrees Celsius. I'm not running any programs just windows 7 on an ssd. I've noticed the fan kind of hesitates to start up. (It is a stock one) So do I need a new fan or is it my CPU?
The stock fan already had it on there. I've done some research and it says the stock thermal compound isn't as good as sandy bridge. My friend DID apply different paste cause he touched the original. So if this could be the problem, why is my fan hesitating to start up? It DOES actually run but takes a few seconds after everything else.
I just built a rig and am encountering similar problems. I haven't been able to read the temps yet, but the cpu/heatsink fan waits 3-4 seconds at boot to start spinning. I'm pretty sure the pins are all the way through and I follow Arctic Silver's directions to the "T" when applying the compound.
I've really put a lot of pressure on the cpu cooler pins, they don't budge a fraction of a mm. I'll get the rest of the components hooked up today and see if the temps are in line, but is the fan hang at boot typical?
**forgot to say exact same processor and stock heatsink
Thermal compound application was perfect! The temps (according to CoreTemp) haven't exceeded 39 C, and idle around 33 C. I think this is perfectly acceptable, esp with the stock cooler. Checking BIOS, it says 30.0 C.
I think the hang is just due to lack of temp in the cores at startup and once they get up to temp after a few seconds the fan kicks in. This is the only reasonable explanation I can think of. Does this sound right? It still freaks me out a bit, but I'll live with it!