Hi there, I am posting here as I think this might be a problem mainly caused by the case.
My system is as follows
OS; Windows 7 Ultimate
CPU; iNTEL cORE i7-920 2.67 GHz
Motherboard; Asus P6T Deluxe V2
Memory; Corsair XMS3 6GB
Graphics Card; Sapphire ATI HD5870
Hard Drive; 2 times Western Digital 1TB PSU; Corsair ATX 850W
Case; Cooler Master Sileo 500
Cooling; Zalman CNPS9900 LED
When I am running "real temp", I am getting unloaded temps around 48 to 52 degree's. If I run a stress test I regularly get into the low 80's. I ran prime 95 and saw a temp of 91. I then shut the test down.
If I run the computer with the side cover off, I get idle temps in the high 40's and stress tests get into the high 70's. The computer is in an airconditioned room.
I have vacuumed out the vents. I have a small fan on the front pulling air in, a large cooling fan in the middle and a small fan at the rear pulling air out.
As you can see in the picture, the case is foam lined so this obviously doesn't help, but high temps with the side case off?
Please do help.