I dunno about idle temps, but load temps are affected by room temp. See this thread. If case air flow is optimized, another major source of heat is an inefficient cooling setup due to poor contact between the HS and IHS of the CPU. Most C2D chips have problems with the flatness of their IHS's from the factory. My Q6600 was pretty bad... why not lap the CPU's IHS? That will give you a much larger decrease. Here's my result lapping my q6600 7-10 °C drop (7 on the coolest and 10 on the warmest core).
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5/22/07 at 11:56pm