No that is normal on the stock cooler.
Ok then thanks
I use a Zalman 9900 cooler on my 3770K and running Prime95 large FFT the temp never gets above 45 degrees C, as measured using AI Suite II, at stock frequency. There are better and cheaper after-market coolers, I just like the looks and quiet of the Zalman.
I figure that as long as I'm spending over $1K on a new rig, why not spend another $40 or so and get a good cooler, esp. since I oc to 4GHz when gaming.
Yeah, I might get the CM 212 Evo cooler later on in the future.