Originally Posted by psyclum
might want to go into bios and pull those numbers for us
it does NOT sound like stock values if you are getting those temps from a phantek
maybe you got sold a RMA board where the previous owner was doing some serious tweaking before returning it.
i do not own an ivybridge, but i seriously cant see those temps when you are using a phantek
Even if it was an RMA board (which I think is very unlikely), I flashed the BIOS to the latest version and loaded defaults as pretty much the first thing I did after booting it up. If anyone had been messing with the settings, the changes should be gone anyway.
Also, due to the extreme temperatures with the stock cooler, I began to suspect the CPU being defective, and information I've gotten from a post I made about that on a norwegian hardware forum indicates that these temperatures are not at all normal, so I e-mailed the webshop I purchased it from. Long story short, they agreed that the temperatures were abnormal, and told me to request an RMA, which I have done.
I'm ordering a new CPU of the same model, and while I'm at it I'll probably order some additional case fans.
I was thinking of ordering 2 x Fractal Design Silent R2 140mm fans (FD-FAN-SSR2-140) to put as a rear exhaust fan (I moved the original one to the bottom as an intake), and an additional front intake.
Does this sound like a good idea, or should I get more fans? (only other available mounts aside from the side door would be the top ones I think, and I'm not sure if there's any point in putting fans there)