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July 17, 2013 4:54:32 PM

i have a I5 3570k at stock speeds and am using the stock cooler that came with it. i got a message last night after playing a game that my CPU heat was high so i downloaded Speccy, and it is reading that my CPU is @ 70*C while gaming and idle its around 40*C. is my CPU overheating at those temps?

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July 17, 2013 5:09:15 PM

70*C is not too high that it will damage your CPU or anything and it should not throttle down at those temperatures either however personally I do try to remain below 70*C but that's just me.
TLDR 70*C isn't bad but do try stay under 80*C
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July 17, 2013 5:11:17 PM

DelightfulDucklings said:
70*C is not too high that it will damage your CPU or anything and it should not throttle down at those temperatures either however personally I do try to remain below 70*C but that's just me.
TLDR 70*C isn't bad but do try stay under 80*C

Thanks, i think i may need to get a better cpu cooler soon
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July 17, 2013 5:12:45 PM

scottd9 said:
DelightfulDucklings said:
70*C is not too high that it will damage your CPU or anything and it should not throttle down at those temperatures either however personally I do try to remain below 70*C but that's just me.
TLDR 70*C isn't bad but do try stay under 80*C

Thanks, i think i may need to get a better cpu cooler soon


Yeah, that would definitely help, should reduce load temps by 10-20*C
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July 17, 2013 5:18:25 PM

DelightfulDucklings said:
scottd9 said:
DelightfulDucklings said:
70*C is not too high that it will damage your CPU or anything and it should not throttle down at those temperatures either however personally I do try to remain below 70*C but that's just me.
TLDR 70*C isn't bad but do try stay under 80*C

Thanks, i think i may need to get a better cpu cooler soon


Yeah, that would definitely help, should reduce load temps by 10-20*C


what is a good program i can use that will show my cpu temps overlay on screen while i am in game?

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July 17, 2013 5:21:49 PM

I am actually not aware of a program that uses an overlay to show temps, I use CPU temp. which tracks the current, maximum and minimum temps (maximum being the important one). So you could use that and just look at the max temp if you want, it's a simple but effective program.
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July 17, 2013 5:25:11 PM

DelightfulDucklings said:
I am actually not aware of a program that uses an overlay to show temps, I use CPU temp. which tracks the current, maximum and minimum temps (maximum being the important one). So you could use that and just look at the max temp if you want, it's a simple but effective program.

do i have to leave the game in order to view them? cause some games will not let me tab out to windows.

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July 17, 2013 5:29:43 PM

You can check the maximum temp after you have finished with the game, it just holds the highest temperature is has recorded since the program was opened, to look at the current temp though, yes you would have to alt tab which won't work in games like gta4 (bad console port :p ). For example I can see right now that the highest temp my CPU has been at since I opened the program is 53*C (from playing Bioshock Infinite). Give it a try, you can always uninstall it if you don't like it.
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July 17, 2013 5:41:23 PM

scottd9 said:
i have a I5 3570k at stock speeds and am using the stock cooler that came with it. i got a message last night after playing a game that my CPU heat was high so i downloaded Speccy, and it is reading that my CPU is @ 70*C while gaming and idle its around 40*C. is my CPU overheating at those temps?


Just a quick note for the 3570K, 70°C is pretty common for people to get under load with the stock cooler. I was around 70 also before I upgraded my cooler. It isn't overheating as such but the temps could be cooler and a new cooler is definitely a good idea for this CPU, especially if you want to OC later. As DelightfulDucklings said, you want to stay under 80°C.
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July 17, 2013 5:42:32 PM

I use core temp it has the can be set up so it shows temp in the bar at the bottom of windows. i also have a second monitor that I use and can bring it up there to watch while gaming.
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July 17, 2013 7:14:40 PM

thanks for the reply's, i was looking at a few different coolers they are cheap, but would i have to remove my mother board to install a new one?
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July 17, 2013 7:58:47 PM

Yea it is considerably easier to remove your motherboard and do it on a desk etc than to try do it with the motherboard inside the case
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July 17, 2013 8:33:23 PM

scottd9 said:
thanks for the reply's, i was looking at a few different coolers they are cheap, but would i have to remove my mother board to install a new one?


If your looking for a nice cheap cooler, I'd recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. I've used this to OC my 3570K to 4.7GHz (Vcore is usually 1.24ish and using the thermal compound supplied with the cooler) and still remain under 75°C when under full load. It is a pain to install directly into the case though. I thought I could get away with it but I struggled and ended up cutting my hand on the fins. :lol: 

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