I recently installed 2 programs on my computer to check my heat and I found that my AMD Athlon 64 X2 Processor was running around 59C/62C Degrees. I then purchased a Zalman CNPS9500 High Performance CPU Cooler, and just to be on the safe side, some Arctic Silver. After applying the thermal paste and installing the new unit, I see that the temperature has only gone down to 49C/50C Degrees. I am at a loss for what to do, after having spent almost 70.00 on a new fan that only cooled my processor down by 10C/12C degrees.
Should I be running any cooler than that? Or is that temperature alright.
Motherboard: Asus A8N32-SLI DELUXE
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Dual Core)
Fan: Zalman CNP9500 High Performance Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
RAM: 2x 1GB sticks (400MHz, PC3200)