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Core 2 Due Temp

I am wondering what the temp reading should be for a 2.4 Core 2 Duo processor? I am building a computer for the first time and on the bios I have 47c/117f, is this too hot? If so what can I do to cool it down. I have not yet installed the operating system, not sure if thats important.

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47c is fine for a core2duo with stock fan

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don't fret until you hit the high 50s.

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(NT) Ain't that a little warm for idle ?

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warm but nothing to worry about

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especially considering we know nothing about the poster's environment, case, or speedstep settings. also, when a pc in its bios the cpu isn't really idle and some bioses don't spin up the cpu fan. idle temp in windows is a better indication of true idle.

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