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Haswell Stock Cooler Temps too high?

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August 16, 2013 2:05:56 PM

Hey, so I bought an i5-4570 last week and since have been impressed with the speed but not the temps. As usual with a new CPU I tried it with Prime95 but had to stop after a few minutes as temps were already at 90 degrees!

Idle temps are in the low 30's which is fine, and I know Haswell is meant to run hotter than previous generations but im still worried about the load temps. Should I be? Is there much I can do?

PS I had some Arctic Cooling MX-4 in the house and have tried that, to no effect.
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August 16, 2013 2:09:29 PM

Only one core or all cores???
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August 16, 2013 2:10:49 PM

You should get a aftermarket cooler. 80-90ish temps are too much. You should be below 70c. But 70c is still high. The lower temp, the longer life span. So you definetely need an new cooler.

This is a great air cooler, and pretty cheap!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 16, 2013 2:13:05 PM

Get a decent budget cooler to keep the temps down.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $24.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 17:11 EDT-0400)



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Xigmatek LOKI SD963 52.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $22.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 17:12 EDT-0400)
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August 16, 2013 2:13:26 PM

As usual a couple of degree differences per core but they are all around the 90 degree mark under load. That was only running Prime95 for <5 mins as well so theres a good chance they'd have gone past the 100 degree mark had I left it running.
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August 16, 2013 2:14:59 PM

Get the loki cooler, I linked above it's small ,but cools well .
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August 16, 2013 2:27:33 PM

Pretty annoyed about this, I went for the 4570 as it was cheaper and I didnt intend to OC it. With everything at the stock settings Intel really should be supplying an adequate heatsink with it. As irritating it would be to spend money on a new heatsink for a processor I cant even overclock, I may have to.

I know Intel have been pretty strict as to cut off any OCing for the non K chips, but would I be able to try undervolting it? Or is that not a good idea?

If I do go the heatsink route, any decent low profile coolers out there?
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December 21, 2013 6:16:53 AM

Honestly your not supposed to look at prime95 temps anyways for a stock cpu with stock cooler, seeing how prime 95 is so much more intense than any real application will run, or even multiple. Your processor will never reach temps that high with any normal usesage of the computer. aslong as your under load temps dont go above 70 whenever your playing games for extended periods of time during the summer, it should all be fine.

Prime 95 is a great tool to check system stability, However its way overkill and produces unrealistic temps that you will never reach with any game or program.

for comparisment sake just try the intel burn in test and see what the temps on that is, you will see its considerably lower.
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