Hey everyone. I am running an 1100t BE 6 core @ 3.2 ghz and it idles around 51c Under load it gets to 60 or so before I quit playing out of fear. Is this abnormally hot? I have very good air flow in my HAF 912 which confuses me even more. My only though is my back 120mm fan is a lot faster than any of my intakes and maybe is creating suction which is keeping air from getting to the fan on my cpu cooler? Let me know
If that is the cooler you are using that would be your problem. According to the specs it is not even for your CPU. Just because it will fit the socket type does not mean it will give adequate cooling for your CPU. Unless you got an OEM CPU I would remove that cooler clean the cpu of any residue TIM reapply the TIM and put the stock heatsink/fan on and you should see a good improvement in your temps.
If you got a OEM CPU then you need to get a heatsink/fan that is for a Phenom II 6 core ASAP.
And the link is correct. Sigh, when I built this computer I really didn't know what I was doing as it was before I got deep into PC enthusiast stuff. I never thought to go back and check I just assumed it worked better than a regular one.. I'm changing that most likely TONIGHT. Thanks guys XD. I feel dumb, but at least I'm always learning. :]