schamberlin Posted December 7, 2008 Posted December 7, 2008 Hi overclockers, I've built a new PC, and I'm preparing to overclock for the first time. OCCT shows load temps of about 68 with the stock CPU cooler, before I've even attempted to overclock anything! Is that typical with the stock Intel CPU cooler? It sounds *way* high to me. At idle, the temps are about 46 on core 0, and 37 on core 1. Would I see dramatically lower temps with a better cooler, or do I likely have some other cooling problem I need to address? I'm using a "LAN party" case, so the airflow may not be the best, but I made an effort to tie up all the cables neatly, and it's got two decent case fans. System specs: 3.0GHz C2D E8400 E0 stepping Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4850 (has a two-slot cooler) 4GB A-Data DDR2-800 RAM Maxtor 200GB hard drive Generic DVD-RW drive Biostar G31-M7 TE motherboard Apevia X-QPack 2 case Apevia 500W PSU Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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