Oh man...Are these normal temps???


Aug 6, 2008
Hey guys,

I just ran prime 95 for like 15mins on my q9550 and I got a little scared because these temps seemed pretty damn high...

I am using an Artic Cooling Freezer 7 (Rev 1)

Here is a pic of my temps:


I just want to know if this is normal or if something is wrong.
The temps seem normal. I thought a Q9000 series had a TJMax of 95C. Might be wrong. But seeing the overclock its not too bad except for Core 0.

Might want to check your heatsink and make sure it is sitting properly as well as the thermal grease is applied properly. Also try some other apps such as SpeedFan and others to make sure its reading right.


Mar 5, 2008
You are worried about 66-72C while running Prime95??

Those parts also have overprotection built into them and will throttle back if you hit 100C. Normal use will not get to those same temps.

Now you can sleep at night...
Most Q6600's will run at 3.0 GHz with little or no increase in vcore. That means the stock cooler is adequate if the system is in a decent case. And the 65 nm coolers are about twice the size of the 45 nm coolers (2.5" high as opposed to 1.25" high).