Which Temp reading and concerns ?

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OK, so I have my E6600 @ 3.2GHz with Geil RAM @ 890MHz 4-4-4-12 :D on my P5W-DH (356x9 @ 1.45v BIOS, little less in CPU-Z)

Everest reports CPU temp as circa 39/40C in normal operation, Core Temp says 50-53C normal. Even with a SuperPi 32m run, these temps do not change much - perhaps up to 55C in Core Temp and 42/43C in Everest - and this is all with stock Intel HSF. Ambient case temp seems to be around 35-40C, with mobo reporting 50-52C in Everest and HDDs high 30s....and my Crossfire X1900 setup no doubt chucking a fair bit around !

For me, I am thinking this is pretty darn fine......especially as I have either my trusty Gigabyte G-Power available and a brand new Scythe Ninja Plus on standby (laziness, I am afraid ;)).....but my question is are these temps fine ?? I understand that Everest and Core Temp report differently.....and - if this is the case - what should I consider 'safe' temps ?
 
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I tell you what mate I wish I could get as good temps as that on my E6600 and my P5W.

Im using a arctic freezer 7 pro and antec p180 case, I get 50c idle and 60c load! stock volts at 333fsb - 3ghz.

Dont get it. :confused:
 
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It looks like it is my case's lack of airflow, methinks :(

Last night, in a fit a "let's see if this makes a difference", I cracked out a Scythe Ninja Plus I had never opened (ooooh new box fun ;)) and installed it - found it quite easy, by the way, as I had heard it can be tricky on P5WDH :confused: Anyways, with the side off, things looked great at circa 40~odd C in CoreTemp (Everest around 32C) and not much change under (SuperPi 32m, 3DMark01) load.

Now feeling happy :D until....... put the case side back on and all temps back up to more or less where they were :mad:

So, sits happily on circa 50C in CoreTemp and 40C Everest.....goes up to the lofty heights of mid-50s under load.......this is all still with 1.45v (in BIOS) 3.2GHz (356x9) and RAM @ 890MHz 4-4-4-12 (2.2v BIOS).....
 
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So I guess these temps are ok then :) Time for more volts......wasn't really sure what to push to.....have played with 3.3GHz and all seems fine, perhaps I can really throw some at the CPU with the Ninja on ?

Worth noting that the motherboard temps have lowered to mid to high 40s now, as opposed to 50~odd with stock hsf....can only be a good thing too !
 
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