Using the "stock cooler" throughout an 8 hour stress test temps sat at 58-60c. Generally while gaming (my sessions last for hours lol) temps sit at a pretty constant 50-52c.. Idle-general web surfing currently sitting at the norm of 29c.
The fan I am using to cool the VRM heatsink with, is the stock cooler fan that came with my last cpu, an AMD Athlon II X2 250. Just noticed your current cpu Jason
EDIT: Also Jason just a little reminder for you to consider. The features and fixes-bios I have been talking about here, are all about the "REV 4.1" board. I have no idea about any issues (if any), fixes and bios updates regards the "REV 5" board? REV 5 uses a totally different bios (larger in size), so if there ARE any issues still current on that board, a different bios to what I have posted here would be required. I haven't heard of anyone's experience with the new board yet.
Edited by buffybill - 8/4/13 at 11:55am