Originally Posted by Shin2k35
I was using hmonitor to monitor my temps, but the owner of that site is a skank and doesn't inform you on his website anywhere that new motherboard = new licence.
So I'm using CoreTemp.
How do I find out my ambient temperatures? Do I need some optional sensors rigged up in my case?
And yeah, I reused the old thermal paste >.< I'm going to try resitting the heatsink today and ill be buying some more paste on payday.
For 45nm CPU's, apparently "RealTemp" is more accurate at reporting true core temperatures than other temp reporting software out there--give that a shot.
Ambient temperatures--if you have a thermostat in your home, just go by that (sure, it won't be exact, but it's a good enough estimation)--just a rough guess.
Yep, I'd say with 98% confidence that your temps are so high 'cause you didn't apply thermal compound to the new CPU--likely the residual from the last HSF mounting isn't nearly enough, and likely there are probably many air gaps, not allowing heat transfer. Like you said you would, go ahead and get some new thermal compound, slap it on there (not too much...) and you should be good to go. Good luck!