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July 30, 2013 6:56:29 AM

Hi all, can ppl please advise on the following cpu temps for i7 2600:

Idle: 37-40c
During gaming: 69-72c

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July 30, 2013 7:03:57 AM

Well, usually it's a good note when your CPU is 15 C higher than the temp in your house. 37-40 C in that case seems pretty OK to me considering that it's summer.
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July 30, 2013 7:15:14 AM

If that's at stock speeds, its a bit high.... my son's 2600k (1st day temps). They cooled down a bit once TIM cured and tweaked some settings at higher OCs

Stock 51,53, 53, 51 (1.224) LLC = Auto
4.0 Ghz 52, 54, 55, 52 (1.016-1.024) LLC = Auto
4.2 GHz 54, 56, 57, 55 (1.256 - 1.264) LLC = Auto
4.4 Ghz 56, 60, 60, 67 (1.280 - 1.288) LLC = Auto
4.6 Ghz 62, 66, 68, 65 (1.360 - 1.368) LLC = High
4.8 Ghz 71, 77, 79, 72 (1.408 - 1.416) LLC = Ultra High*
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July 30, 2013 7:25:49 AM

But we know nothing about where OP lives and how the climate is there. If he lives in Australia for instance, then thoes temps would suggest he keeps his pc in fridge.
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July 30, 2013 4:58:05 PM

Veske said:
But we know nothing about where OP lives and how the climate is there. If he lives in Australia for instance, then thoes temps would suggest he keeps his pc in fridge.


Nice guess on location, so you think those temps (especially during gaming) are fine?

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July 30, 2013 5:20:11 PM

DreadedR said:
Veske said:
But we know nothing about where OP lives and how the climate is there. If he lives in Australia for instance, then thoes temps would suggest he keeps his pc in fridge.


Nice guess on location, so you think those temps (especially during gaming) are fine?



They are fine for now yes. When you start to get into the higher 80s and up, thats when you should worry. But for now you're ok. As far as overtime though, it can cause long term damage to the CPU. Having the CPU run that hot for months at a time can cause damage to it. The first thing to try though, is to re apply thermal paste, too much can be very bad, and too little can be just as bad as well. Also do you have a aftermarket heatsink or are you using the stock cooler? If you're using the stock cooler, than that might be your problem to the high temps, are those arent very good.
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July 30, 2013 11:26:10 PM

Also if all of the above is fine, check your case airflow. It needs to blow hot air out of the box very good.
I for instance have like 5 fans on the case and the temps are just perfect with it.
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