Originally Posted by sbdblyss
That is high! My friend has a 965BE that gets him 44C with one push fan, so I don't think that my CPU is "special" or anything. I did redo my thermal paste and it helped my reducing the temp about 3C. What is your ambient temp?
Nope, those are the correct values. In my previous commment, I tried to show that your temperature values are not possible. Probably that program "CPUID Hardware Monitor" substracts some celsiuses, or bugged, or I donno. Try something else (Aida64 for example) to check the sensor values.
How does cooling system work: a propeller blows the air thru the fins, that air cools the processor down. That air always colder than the processor. If the processor were colder than the air, then the processor would cool the air! That is totally impossible, nonsense. The processor never cools the environment, even in idle stage! Your PC is not an air-conditioner.
Inside the PC case the air temperature is about 10*C higher than your room temperature. Its because, so many electric parts are just radiate heat continously. The PSU(40*C), memory modules(about 50*C), hard disks(40*), north-bridge chip(60*C), south-bridge, mobo c-mos voltage regulators(70-80*C) (you can see beautiful metal-blue painted heatsinks and heatpipes on your motherboard for reason), CPU, graphics card(GPU)...so many heat sources, they keep the temperature higher than your room temperature, inside your PC case.
The realistic temperature for a motherboard is about 34-45*C. If any program shows motherboard temperature and/or CPU(idle) temperature is same or even lower(!) than room temperature (20-24*C), that program is crappy. Both temperatures are higher at least with 10-15*C than your room temperature, they are not even near (1-2*C) to the room temp.
For comparison, just imagine that your processor+GPU+other stuffs can easily drain 500W (you have a 750W Corsair PSU) or even more energy and dissipate that away, as heat. That is serious heat, you can buy a 800W tourist steam-iron, or your microwave in the kitchen is about 700-800W at max.
Sorry if I was long a bit, but something is wrong with your values. Not your fault but one of those programs shows stupid unreal values. The gtsteviiee guy is right 35-40*C idle CPU and 52-55*C 100% loaded CPU are correct (Phenom 955BE with 3.8GHz overclocking), depending on your cooling system.