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is my intel core i5-3570k running too hot?

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June 17, 2013 9:16:12 AM

Hi so right now my cpu gets up too 43C-46C without playing and up to 51-55C while playing,
i have a corsair carbide 500r case and its 32C outside. My question is, is my cpu okay or is it too hot?
Also im using an EKL alpenfoehn aftermarket cpu cooler. Also its not overclocked.
June 17, 2013 9:21:38 AM

It's not tooo hot, but it's hot, have you applied the thermal paste correctly? What temps do you get when stressing? (e.g. with Prime95)
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June 17, 2013 9:23:25 AM

aatje92 said:
It's not tooo hot, but it's hot, have you applied the thermal paste correctly? What temps do you get when stressing? (e.g. with Prime95)

How long do i have to do the stress test with prime95?
and yea i applied the thermal paste correctly :p 

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June 17, 2013 9:32:21 AM

Zekayn said:
aatje92 said:
It's not tooo hot, but it's hot, have you applied the thermal paste correctly? What temps do you get when stressing? (e.g. with Prime95)

How long do i have to do the stress test with prime95?
and yea i applied the thermal paste correctly :p 


Anything longer than 45 minutes would do to check out the max temp.
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June 17, 2013 9:34:51 AM

aatje92 said:
Zekayn said:
aatje92 said:
It's not tooo hot, but it's hot, have you applied the thermal paste correctly? What temps do you get when stressing? (e.g. with Prime95)

How long do i have to do the stress test with prime95?
and yea i applied the thermal paste correctly :p 


Anything longer than 45 minutes would do to check out the max temp.


okay im testing now for 45 minutes

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June 17, 2013 9:41:05 AM

What temp is it in the room the pc is in?
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June 17, 2013 9:45:07 AM

drtoast said:
What temp is it in the room the pc is in?

Its 26.4C right now
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June 17, 2013 9:53:34 AM

aatje92 said:
Zekayn said:
aatje92 said:
It's not tooo hot, but it's hot, have you applied the thermal paste correctly? What temps do you get when stressing? (e.g. with Prime95)

How long do i have to do the stress test with prime95?
and yea i applied the thermal paste correctly :p 


Anything longer than 45 minutes would do to check out the max temp.


So i was testing it now for 20 minutes and at the end it reached about 67-68C and i just turnet it off, also there are 2 fans missing in my case for the perfect airflow (1 At the top and the 1 at the bottom), could that be the problem? i dont really get it why it runs so hot :D  also because i have a 200m fan on the side from my corsair case

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June 17, 2013 9:58:41 AM

Your still at safe temps, you need to have a fan bringing air in from the front. Also look into getting an aftermarket cooler, the coolermaster hyper 212 is great and won't break the bank.
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June 17, 2013 10:00:12 AM

burdenbound said:
Your still at safe temps, you need to have a fan bringing air in from the front. Also look into getting an aftermarket cooler, the coolermaster hyper 212 is great and won't break the bank.

I do have an aftermarket cooler (EKL alpenfoehn) and i also have 2 fans at the front :p  they were with the case
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June 17, 2013 10:10:45 AM

Zekayn said:
burdenbound said:
Your still at safe temps, you need to have a fan bringing air in from the front. Also look into getting an aftermarket cooler, the coolermaster hyper 212 is great and won't break the bank.

I do have an aftermarket cooler (EKL alpenfoehn) and i also have 2 fans at the front :p  they were with the case



Ahh I see, then I think your good man. If your only hitting 55C while gaming I see no reason to worry, looks like your fine to me.
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June 17, 2013 11:46:13 AM

Heh, my E3200 runs at 65C during intense web browsing ;)  your pretty safe.
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