Acceptable CPU temps?

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Subject: Acceptable CPU temps?
Posted by:  Doc (docsavage…
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012

Just got an E8400 3gig Core2 Duo CPU to run on a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Rev 2.0 board.

I've been fooling with overclocking, currently have it running at 4.0 gig. Using an OCZ Vendetta 2 cpu cooler.

I've seen it go as high as 68deg during gameplay. Is this high or what you'd expect?

Per Realtemp the lowest it will register is 38 deg at idle. This makes me wonder if the reading is a bit high, I see others report lower idle temps - like 30 deg. As of yet I haven't calibrated it, need to get a thermometer to measure the case temp.

Thanks for all input.