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How are my temps?

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Jan 23, 2010
I just built a 955BE system and my idle temp is at 33-36*c, is this where I should be? I'm using the stock heat sink and Arctic Silver 5, the case is not the best fro airflow (no front fan) but I'm looking to replace in in the next month or so its left over from a 3yr old Opteron build I did.

Al so I hear i should keep my temps under 57c when over clocking at load, is this accurate?

Know Nuttin

Senior Member
Mar 25, 2004
Ontario, Canada
Ideally, under 55c at full load.
However, I don't see why idle load temps are of any real concern, what are your load temps now? You don't sit at idle all day with the PC?


May 7, 2006
Anywhere but there
You should keep your load CPU temp at 55°C or less for the best overclock and 60°C or less at any time. Idle temps mean very little and never have, it's the load temp that counts. Prime95 and CoreTemp make a good program combination for testing load temp as does OCCT by itself ...