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I have questions regarding the temps for my 9450. I bought a TRUE to air cool it, and my temps seem odd to me, but I am coming up from a dual core chip so that might explain the differences.

When I am at idle the processor is sitting between 43-38 C. This seems way higher than I expected for 45nm core.

But the odd thing is that when I am running a prime95 torture test it only climbs to 50-53 C. This actually seems like a tiny increase for the work it's supposed to be doing.

I guess my question is, do I have unrealistic expectations for temps, or should my idle temps be lower?

I'm trying to determine if I should lap, but to be honest lapping makes me a bit nervous, especially the CPU as I believe it voids the warranty. The other option is to get a different cooler that doesn't require lapping, but then the overall performance will be lower I imagine.
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It depends on your ambient temps...

By the sound of it you will need to lap the TRUE
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Yeah I have the same problem with regards to the Q9450 temps and also have a TRUE.

The case is about 34degrees celcius!!!
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My house ambient temp is around 23C. I have been using the rocketfish case, and I think the airflow is not very good in that bad boy at stock. But the 40ish temps are pretty much right out of the gate temps.

Just as a point of reference my old E6400 @ 3.2 was running only in the upper 30s at idle. And that was with an Zalman 9500...which is supposed be a considerably inferior fan. Admittedly, that was in the Antec 900 though.
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