Normal idle temp for aftermarket cooler?
After reading in another thread "New Gaming Rig" about the temperatures he was getting from a stock cooler I can't help but question my own. I have the coolermaster v8 and I get around 33-37c on Idle and on load in the 40s usually.
I used As5, did the line application and made sure to screw in the cooler in a diagonal-fashion.
So is this a normal idle temp? Is it high given the case, etc? What are other people getting with this similar setup? In hindsight, I would have used a better thermal paste as I now have learned of others, but honestly I'm not sure it's worth the hassle of taking out the motherboard, which is annoying as there is not a tray and the cooler has a backplate on it.
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