Solved I think my cpu is running hotter than it should :( Tags: CPUs Thermal Compound Last response: August 24, 2012 9:54 PM in CPUs Share DRCali August 12, 2012 9:49:49 PM I'm running a phenom2 x4 BE, stock fan stock thermal paste. (just recently installed [day 2 of being on]). Read the temp through Core Temp program, and it stated its running an avg. 37c idle... I just ordered some aftermarket thermal paste to see if that would help. Fans are working full time. wondeing if I'm doing something wrong. any advice? Thanks in advance. More about : cpu running hotter stant1rm August 12, 2012 10:01:08 PM 37C as your idle temp is perfectly normal with stock cooling, especially if you have a high ambient temp. Could you post temps under load. That's a lot more telling. nomad_1911 August 12, 2012 10:10:59 PM Your cpu temp is perfectly fine my friend,normal temp for phenom II is 35-40c idle,there is no reason to worry at all,cheers !!! Related resources Is my CPU running hotter than it should ? - Forum Is my 560 ti Hawk running hotter than it should ? - Forum Cpu 35-40 degrees hotter than cores on Intel core i5 760 - Forum Ivy-Bridge Processors Seem to run hotter than SB - Forum Dual boot, windows 7 hotter than OS X Lion - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer DRCali August 13, 2012 12:01:28 AM will do, still doing updates and downloads so itll be a few. (i will try to give an update tomorrow. Best solution clutchc a c 228 à CPUs August 13, 2012 1:45:16 AM Your Processor is very very normal. In fact, it is right where it should be with a stock cooler. DRCali August 13, 2012 4:50:30 PM ok, i got into world of warcraft, to try out my new machine.. everything thing felt great, i put some cpu load on it by joining a large pack of active players, it ran at ~47c. stant1rm August 13, 2012 4:59:09 PM You're just fine. No worries at all. DRCali August 14, 2012 1:01:05 AM ty for the relief DRCali August 24, 2012 9:54:31 PM Best answer selected by DRCali. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumMotherboard running hotter than CPU ? ForumCPU and CORE hotter than everything else? Forum[CPUs] AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Running hotter than normal? Forumq6600 hotter than it should be? ForumMy Computer seems to be hotter than I think it should . ForumFX-60 temps ... 1 core is hotter than the other ForumAre AMD CPUs generally hotter than Intel? ForumOne core running hotter than the other three ForumIs it normal for one CPU core to always run hotter than the others? ForumCPU Temp is ~14c hotter than Core temps--Which should I watch? ForumCPU Temp 15-20 Degrees Hotter than Core Temperature? Forum212 evo fan replacement Forum[Solved] Looking for a good mid tower case (i think full is too big) under 150 ForumPC ragequits while running CPU/GPU intensive problems ForumPC crash think it might be hard drive related. More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !