High cpu temperature with Thermaltake MaxOrb EX



Hi all ,

I just installed that cooler and It's frankly the first time I install any type of cooler.Anyway, I think it fits alright.I got a E2220 CPU which I have overclocked to 3.2GHZ at 1.5V.Idle temperature when overclocking is 25 and at load, is 61.Does that sound alarming? Without overclocking (@ 2.4ghz), my CPU idles at 25 and is 38 at load.All of that at full fan speed.What do you think? Did I do something wrong in my installation? Thermal paste is perfectly done as I have read that you only need to put it on the heat spreader and in a low quantity ,because its not that conductive(not as the copper in the heatsink).Just to fill the air between the cpu and fan.

Thank you for your time.


Aug 25, 2006
Actually for an OC'd cpu on air that is not half bad. The stock freq temps look even better. I think your best bet would be to see if there is any way to move more air through your case to see if that lowers the load oc temps. Or get a better heatsink; like one from Xigmatech or Thermalright.