Pentium D 930 3.0 GHZ idle temperature
Posted on 2006-05-20
I just built a desktop computer with the following basic setup:
CoolerMaster Centurion 532 case
Antec Truepower 2.0 550 W PSU
Intel D945GNT MB
Intel Pentium D Dual Core 930 3.0 GHZ CPU
Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 HS/Fan(b/c I read the stock isn't usually sufficient)
120 mm fan in the front and rear of the case
With all this in mind, here's my concern. The idle temp of the processor is 55-57 C. I first install the HS/Fan with the thermal paste that came on the Freezer Pro and got the 57-58 C readings. I pulled them and wiped all of the paste off and cleaned with isopropyl alcohol thoroughly. I squirted a small(rice-sized) amount of Arctic Silver 5 on the CPU and spread it with a credit card to leave a thin layer of AS5 on it. I carefully put the HS/Fan back and seated it on the CPU giving it a 1-2 degree "twist" each way like the makers of AS5 suggest. Well guess what? Same thing. 55-57 C idle speeds. I've read others are getting 35-50 C idle with this CPU. I've also read some having the same heat issues I have. Is this temp range OK, normal for idle?
One more thing. The Freezer Pros RPMs are ranging 600-800 RPMs which I thought were kind of low. It has a 108 mm fan on it.