CPU temperature help

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I have an Intel Core i7-920 Processor, a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Cooler, and a HAF 932 case.

I just built my computer two days ago, and I'm running Hardware Monitor. It reports that my i7 Core Temperatures range from 33-38C idle. I ran Prime95, and while stress testing, those numbers shoot up to the high 60s-low 70s.

I expected lower temperatures than this. I've checked ventilation inside the case, and all fans are spinning fine.

Any suggestions on what the problem might be? Thank you!
 

t0dd

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure it is. I used the thermal paste that came with it. Would having used Artic Silver instead have made a difference?