How about BIOS monitor? I would trust to realtemp, but that's high for a water-cooled system.
Originally Posted by SpaceCowboy
The E8400 I have also runs hot with water cooling. The temperature senders tend to not work correctly. Real Temp is the most accurate monitor for Intel CPU's. It is adjustable by adding a negative number when setting it up. Ideally the core temp should be around room temperature, but that's rare. It shouldn't be more than 10Â° C above room temperature with a decent system. A good system puts you 5Â° C above, an extremely good one at 2Â° C above. 60Â°F = 15Â°C. You may just have to guess & add a negative number to get a true ball park figure.
Originally Posted by Hammerdin
36-40C idle after the cleaning. Better, but ive read of lower on a stock fan/sink.
thanks for you time guys.