I was in the market for an upgrade but I ran into some health problems over the summer and couldn't pull in any money. So after seeing positive remarks on the Core 2 Duo e2160 I figured I'd try it out as all the parts I purchased ended up being less expensive than what I was wanting to get before I got sick. My PC was,
Prior- ~2-3 years old
Athlon 64 4000+ (2.4ghz)
2 gigs DDR ram
MSI K8Neo4 mainboard
MSI NX7800 GT
Coolermaster Wavemaster case
Arctic Cooler 7 heatsink/fan (removed pre-applied compound)
Artic Silver 5 thermal compound
PDC22G6400LLK- Patriot DDR2 ram (2x1 gig)
GA-P35-DS3P mainboard (rev2.0)
Now, I'm a novice at overclocking and I'm trying to figure it all out, but I wasn't really expecting a temperature of 45C when I'm only web browsing on the e2160's stock speed of 1.8ghz in light of many product reviews showing temperatures (even when overclocked) less than what I'm currently getting.
My question/concern is, could I have not installed the thermal compound or heatsink/fan properly on the CPU to have a temperature like this? I am aware that it can take anywhere from 20-200 hours for the thermal compound to set in, but I would figure that the temperature would be much less than what I saw with the Athlon 4000+ so that is where I am a little worried.
Edited by Wizdabest, 06 October 2007 - 08:35 PM.