I recently purchased a barton 2500+ and I am using the stock cooler with it. My mobo is MSI k7n delta nForce2. The reason I am concerned is that, during tasks such as surfing and writing e-mail, PCAlert reports a CPU temp. of 58 C. Is this normal? I remember reading somewhere that the temp. shouldn't exceed 50 C under load. Thanks for your help!
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Do not use Arctic Silver, you will void your warranty, are you sure when you installed the heatsink, it had a thermal pad? You definently need to reinstall the heatsink, you didn't install properly, I doubt if it's making proper contact with CPU core.