GA P55A UD3P, I5 760, Win 7 Ultimate x64 OEM, CPU fan set to max rpm. All temps in Celsius. No over clocking.
New build and I am concerned about CPU temperature.
I have set and reset the stock cooler three times now using Arctic Silver.
I measure temps with Core Temp. Have calibrated Core temp to correspond to the temperature shown in Bios. 40 degrees at boot up. Probably Tcase. Core Temp also shows the Lynnfield as having a max Tj of 99 degrees. I take this as max core temp.
When prime 95 is run in combination mode for 20 minutes my high low is 36 - 84. I suppose core temps are 5 or 10 degrees more.
The tests where run with front and back panels off, in an air conditioned room, 24 degrees, with the air conditioner blowing directly on the motherboard. So computer case temperature, or ambient, should not be a problem.
I have tried Fan Speed and it seems very inaccurate with core readings of 21 at idle. My bios says the Tcase is 40. Even this seems improbable. If the CPU case is 40 at idle then the core temps must be
45 or 50. Gee that seems like a high temperature to start at.
I don't know if the temps are accurate. Can anyone tell me how to
get accurate readings or inform me of what I am doing wrong?