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i5 2500k @ 4.4 GHz high idle temps?

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June 27, 2013 7:40:46 PM

The vcore is at 1.35 and for cooling I have a hyper 212 evo. I have pretty good air flow with my CM Storm trooper case, it has 2 front 120mm intakes, 2 side 120mm intakes, 1 bottom 120mm intake, 1 rear 140mm exhaust, and 1 top 200mm exhaust.
I'm idling at about 40 degrees right now, while running prime95 it maxes at 71 degrees and usually stays in mid 60s. Are these temperatures too high?

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June 27, 2013 7:47:00 PM

Not too high, but unusually high. Do you have power saving states enabled on CPU? (Will clock back down and undervolt when not needing full performance).
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June 27, 2013 7:51:32 PM

No, I thought I was supposed to disable power saving features for overclocking. This is my first time overclocking my cpu so I'm just going off of what people online have said. Should I enable them?
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June 27, 2013 7:57:36 PM

You can put them back on and see how it runs. But that is probably why your idle temp is high.
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June 27, 2013 8:03:50 PM

OK, that seems to have fixed it. I am now idling in the low thirties (with about 28 degrees ambient "/) Thanks! Just noticed the vcore is at 1.32 under load now, but since it hasn't BSODed I guess that's fine, will run prime95 for a bit though.
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June 27, 2013 8:05:57 PM

timnswede said:
OK, that seems to have fixed it. I am now idling in the low thirties (with about 28 degrees ambient "/) Thanks! And will it set the vcore back to 1.35 when it is under load?


Great! :)  Yes, it should ramp up when required. Run prime95 and monitor with CPU-Z to check voltages and clock reach what the have been set to.
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June 27, 2013 8:06:59 PM

That seems normal for an overclock without power savings.
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