I assembled my first computer 2 days ago, and i think it is running a bit hot.
CPU - Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200
HSF - Scythe Katana II
Motherboard - Gigabyte EP45-UD3L
It was running at about 40C (60C to TJMax) idle and 58C (42C to TJMax) under Prime95.
I then reapplied the thermal compound so it was not as thick, and resat the HSF, it now runs at 38C (62 to TJMax) idle and 51C (49C to TJMax) under Prime95.
It is running at 2.5ghz (200 x 12.5) with 1.225V VCore, and ambient temperature is 25 ~ 28C, the usual being around 27C.
The readings are from RealTemp with the TJMax untouched at 100C, and the motherboard BIOS reports the CPU temperature to be around 26 ~ 28C.
So which temperature should I trust? The BIOS temperature, or the temperature from RealTemp?
Or should I try to calibrate my temperatures according to this
PS: I am using the Cooler Master Elite 330 case.