Originally Posted by schuey74
What exactly is your ambient temp when you say,"a warm day"? Your temps don't seem that crazy considering your voltage.
More voltage increases temps significantly more than just increasing the clock speeds.
For example, I have a watercooled E6600 on an Asus P5B DX and here are my idle and load temps at different speeds and voltages.
Stock clocks and voltage - idle: 24/25c load: 32/33c
3.2 (8 x 400) and 1.45v - idle: 27/28c load: 42/43c
3.6 (9 x 400) and 1.525v - idle: 31/32c load: 50/51c
Ambient temp is ~ 23c - 25c. And full load is dual f@h for several hours. Orthos or TAT is a degree or two hotter.
I realize that > voltage = greater heat.
The fact is the base on my heatsink is concave. My room is kept at around 72F. I have to gob on the thermal grease just so the heatsink contacts the base at all. If I spread it thin, my PC shuts off before it reaches windows because theres literally no contact between the CPU and the heatsink.