I ran orthos for only 10 secs, and when i checked my temps for my cpu, (e6550 dual core, 2.33ghz per core) both cores jumped from 45 and 46 to 67 and 68 degrees.
This is with a stock cooler. Is my cpu suppose to run that hot at idle.
Also my friend has a E4300 1.8ghz and runs at 18 degrees at idle, and the fan barely spins. But when he plays a game, it only jumps up to 30 if that even
Should i buy a better cooler, or is the stock one alright for just playing Bf2 and Cod4?
TOO much TIM: The Thermal Paste will absorb the heat and cause higher temperatures as there isn't a good transfer of heat from the CPU to the Cooler.
You want to apply as little as you can (size of a rice grain is about right).