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Idle temps appropriate?

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Hey guys, as you can see in my sig, I'm running an E6750 at 3.2GHz on an Arctic Cooling Frezzer 7 Pro with AS5 compound. I'm getting about 30-32C temps idle. Is this normal, or should I reseat my HSF? I seem to remember getting around 25C idle temps with the stock cooler and relatively similar ambients (not more than 2C different).

So, should I should reseat the HSF, or is 30C with a 22C ambient normal?
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Did you happen to up your voltage at all? And also, like you said it could just be a thermal paste problem, re-seat and then report back with temps. Maybe the AC7 is obstructing airflow more so than the stock cooler? So if its voltage then yeah your temps are going to be higher, but if not, maybe re-seat and burn it in to get better heat transfer.
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if you raised your voltages, it could add to heat. if oyur ambient temps were the same then try a re-seat. maybe try to change your airflow in your case since your current cooling maybe be a bit bulkier then your stock. i like to draw my case on paper and map out fan placements and where more air is flowing. its estimated but it helps give an idea for experimenting. so yea. just go in, mod your airflow to suit your new cooler, and try a re-seat. if you feel that you could have done a better job with applying thermal paste. then try again. im bad at applying it but after my second reseat i shaved off a good 5 degrees off my idle and 4 off my loads.
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