whats going on?? (temp problem)
newly built comp, no overclocking
My montherboard utility reads my Athlon 64 3000+'s temp as 45C to 50C, and this is right after I start up the comp, Ive never seen the temp drop below 42C. The CPU Fan speed is about 2500~ RPM (normal). Why is the temp so high? Could it be that when I was installing the heat fan/sink and I moved it left and right a couple of times, it smeared off the cooling compound? When I put my finger on the fan/heat sink, it doesnt even feel warm. Is it not working properly?
Fan/HS - Thermaltake TR2 M6
MB - ABIT NV8 NVIDIA Socket 754
PS - I accidentally touched the paste thing on the heat sink before I installed it, it took off a LITTLE bit of the paste
Also, I checked the startup temp again after leaving it off for a whole night and it still reads 45 - 50C... This is like 4-5 seconds after I boot up the comp.