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?