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Temps and HSF's

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Hello all.

This is my first AMD build and from my understanding, Intel processors can handle a bit more heat in general. Therefore, I'm not really sure what would be a "good" temp for my set up.

I'm using the Zalman CNPS5X SZ on a X4 955 (with Arctic Silver 5 and running at stock) and my idle is around 35-38 depending on ambient and load is at 54ish. Seems decent, but I'm thinking I should have lower temps with this cooler. I did find my motherboard had the voltage set to 1.4 when it's rated as 1.35. Before changing that, I was seeing slightly higher temps. Also, I used the pea method and lowered the heat sink onto the processor to spread.

Is this a good temp or should I think about reapplying (maybe a different method?) and reseating?
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It's fine. Processors are fine at any temperature providing they don't idle over 70 degrees for extended periods.
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