I've just installed my i7 3770K with a Xigmatek Night Hawk CPU cooler and tbh I'm not over the moon about these temperatures.. This cooler managed to cool an AMD Phenom ii X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz with idle temps of 30-35 deg and load temps of 54-56 deg. I know the Ivy Bridges run hotter but I haven't even OC'd this yet which makes me worried. I've also got Turbo Boost on so @ 1.6Ghz (idle) shouldn't this be much cooler anyway?
I haven't actually run a test on stock speeds to see load temps yet but I should imagine they'd be higher than what Mcnunpty's link stated the 3770K would be at. And yes that's my cooler, the one fan variant.
Thanks guys. I'll run a test now for around 30 mins to get an idea of load temps.
Can you control fan speeds in the BIOS? And how did you mount it? You cleaned off the original thermal paste and used something like Arctic Silver 5 right?
Yes I can I'll sort that issue out later, I mounted the heatsink like I did with my AMD board, same process just different mounts. I cleaned the compound off with 90% rubbing alcohol and a microfiber cloth and some Qtips, I then spread paste (MX-2) onto the chip with an old card (credit card-like) for an even surface cover of paste.