Holy Catfish, Batman!
My Conroe E6300 using an Artic Cooler Pro 7 and over clocked to 2.4 Ghz runs at 18 degrees centigrade idle and under a full load never got over 22 degrees. My other AM2 4200+ system never runs under 35 degrees. What ever Intel did in the design of this chip to accomplish these low operating temps is nothing less than phenominal!! IS this a correct reading or is my Gigabyte S3D mobo misreporting the temperatiure?:amazed:
Noli Nothis Permittere Te Terere!!
EVGA 680i, Dual EVGA 8800GT'S (650/950), 4 gigs OCZ DDR2 1066, Intel Q9450 at 3.8 Ghz, Koolance Water Cooled, Dual Plextor16x DL DVD+/-RW. Dual WD 250gb 16mb Cache Sata 3.0. 3DMark06 score = 19,168.