Ok so I hope this is the right place as this is my first forum post... I need a little help I'm trying to build my first pc. I've got the following kit and as I've just powered it up to text it before putting it in the case. I5-2500k MSI P67A-GD53 Be Quiet Advanced 2 x 2GB and 1 x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Ram Antec 650 true power PSU AMB Raedon 6870 Now I've just plugged it all in and got into the bios. My CPU temp was around 64C idle. Too high I knew enough so I took the kit apart again and decided a little more TIM was needed and reconnected the cooler and everything else (one of the screws was off so could have had a not so great fit to the cpu there) and powered it up and I'm still running at a idle CPU temp of 52-54C This still seems too high. As Custom PC guide I was going by suggested applying the TIM to the CPU before putting it in its slot I did that. Because I had trouble attaching the cooler there was now I think about it a maybe 3 hour gap between putting the TIM on the CPU and managing to attached the cooler (had to go out ) Any suggestions as too why I'm still running at 52-54C? Could it be as simple as the TIM dried out because i didn't attach the cooler quickly enough? The cooler is now attached as tightly as I dare. And its already leaning on the RAM stick in the second slot away from the CPU so not sure i could tighten the fitting of the cooler. IS 52-54C ok for an idle temp? If not what should I do to fix it?