I've been reading around and I'm still not sure if my temps are normal or not.....My build is in my sig but I'll post it anyway.
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 Case
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor
ASUS P5K-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard (w/o built in wifi)
EVGA 512mb GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 Graphics Card
CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
CORSAIR 650TX 650W (MFG. by Seasonic)
Tuniq Tower CPU COOLER.
Anways, my original ram was bad and I finally got a new batch so I've testing this baby with Prime95,memtest, and many temp progs to see how it performs. I had it on for almost 24 hours and there were absolutely no errors or problems in any of my tests....except one.
I'm using a Tuniq Tower 120 and for some reason I'm still getting high temps. Or at least what I presume is high compared to all of the threads I've read. So tonight I tore the entire computer apart, back down to the motherboard on a piece of cardboard and proceeded to clean the heatsink on the tuniq tower and the top of the cpu with Alcohol.
After I was done, I remounted and put it all back together. My results were that my temps improved a few degrees but not much.
My first time mounting I put a lot of Arctic Silver 5 and didn't mount the tuniq tower very tight. The Second time, tonight, I put a very small amount of arctic silver 5 on the cpu only and mounted it as tight as it would go without breaking the board.
Here are my results in a jpg you can view. Please let me know if these temps are really high for an Intel Q9450 QUAD CORE STOCK (NOT OC'D)
As you can see, my load is zero and when I ran prime95 for a half hour, the temps averaged around 65-67 degrees Celsius on all cores.....
For some reason every one of those temp programs tells a different temp and I've heard that speedfan is terrible for quad cores so I only added it as another point on my temps, compared to the rest.
I made sure to spread the artic silver 5 very flat using a plastic bag. I stayed away from the edges and only put a rice sized piece right in the center. Only after I put it all back together did I read that I shouldn't have spread it at all but just mounted the tuniq tower and let it spread by itself.
All the advice, concern, or encouragement you can give will be taken to heart and greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance for your help!
P.S. I have all of the fans in my case on 100 percent. It sounds like a jet....lol
Edit: Room Temp is 79.5 degrees.
Edit 2: Here's a pic of the temps after only 7 minutes of PRIME95