I recently upgraded from an e8400 (intel dual 3.0) to a q9650 (quad 3.0). The original e8400 temperature at max load was 57 celcius. With the quad core it is now 71 C. I flashed a newer bios on and this still persists. I realize that 71 C is not in the danger zone but was wondering if the bios based the fan speeds off what cpu was installed and was thinking that it didnt recognize the new cpu. If i turned off thermal monitoring (in bios) and let the fan reach its max speed (very loud), the temps stayed relatively low.
Do the core 2 quads just run hotter than the core 2 duos or is there an issue with my bios?