Hey, I recently purchased and installed a Q9550 processor into my desktop and it appears to be running a little on the hot side.
I'm using the heatsink/fan which came with the retail version and some arctic silver 5 thermal compound. I would like to point out that I originally used the heatsink with the compound it already had on. Before I used the arctic silver 5 compound the temperatures where 5 degrees higher.
My idle temperatures are:
Core 1: ~55C
Core 2: ~50C
Core 3: ~50C
Core 4: ~52C
However, when playing Unreal Tournament 3, the temp of Core 1 hits 90C with ease.
To read these temperatures I'm using Everest Ultimate Edition and SpeedFan. Both programs show the same temps so I'm confident they are accurate.
Is this normal? It kinda worries me.
I found out what the problem was.
My motherboard was giving the processor 1.32V by default. It should only have been given 1.21V...
I hope this doesn't have some negative long term effect.
I had a question for you. After fixing your cpu voltage issue, what kind of temperature readings are you getting now from all four cores?
Im running a intel mother board with a Q9550 Zalman cpu fan with normal white cpu paste and my idle temperature readings are
Core 1 40c
Core 2 33c
Core 3 34c
Core 4 35c