Originally Posted by brb....Godot
From what I've read these temps are high. I shut down as soon as I saw it get to 65 in test 7 of the blended stress test. I tried Stresscpu with Gromacs and the temps spiked right away. A couple of things other than that the temps seem fine. I'm running at 3.43 ghz 266x13 and 1.425 vcore. All my ram timings are set at Auto. Another thing is I'm using a Zalman thermal paste not AS5... could that be it? Possibly reseat the heatsink? I'm confused because like I said the temps stay acceptable everywhere else.
65C is a tad high ... but if you cared to get into a winded debate with intel technicians present ... they'd probably tell you it's not going to hurt anything.
In other words ... no need to shut down your computer or anything ...
You can improve it a few degrees or more by using a different CPU cooler/cooling method or possibly checking the mount of your current cooler.
Also, your CPU should throttle at unsafe heat levels and so at 65C, there's really no reason to get too freaked.