Disapointed in Scythe's Mugen - am I doing somthing wrong?

CalifLove

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Hello all:

System
AMD 9850 BE
Scythe Mugen Heatsink/fan w/ Mx-2 compound
4gb OCZ 800mhz Value ram
Asus M3A (bios 1001)
Diamond 4850
2 7200 RPM IDE drives
Antec 650 Powersupply
Antec P182 case w/ 2 120mm intake fans and 2 120mm exhaust fans

With computer at idle, I am seeing cpu temps stay about 40C (according to CoreTemp)
With CPU maxed via SETI, I temps get as high as 55C.

Vid card generally stays a consistant ~68C @ load which I believe is a good indication that there is some good airflow in the case as from what I can tell a more normal figure to see there is in the 75C range...

These temps are with ambient temps being around 24.

Does the CPU temp seem normal??

Any help is appreciated?


-Reggie
 

Nils

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Your cooler almost weighs a kilo and still it's mounted with those crappy push pins. You should get a decent mounting bracket with a backplate from Scythe.