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CPU temps too high idle and under load? ( i7950)

Hello everyone, I recently downloaded coretemp and did some research on CPU temperatures. I noticed my temps were 50 degrees celcius when doing really nothing but surfing the internet, skyping and watching a few videos on youtube.

When I play Crysis 2 my cpu temp shoots up to about 80 degrees celcius.

When I play bf3 my cpu temps shoots up to 95 DEGREES CELCIUS.

I went to the computer store and the owner ( good friend of my dad) cleaned the PC with compressed air and re-applied the thermal paste. He also increased the CPU fan speed in my bios. it's around 2600 rpm

It's been 2 days but I'm still having very high temperatures! Now I know that a stock intel cooler isnt that good but shouldnt be my temps be alot lower?

CPU: i7 950 @ 3.06 GhZ
Motherboard: P6T Deluxe V2
Video card: AMD radeon 7770 hd series
Ram: 12 GB ddr3

Do any of you guys have tips on what I should do? I don't want to frie my cpu.
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  1. juliusv555 said:
    Hello everyone, I recently downloaded coretemp and did some research on CPU temperatures. I noticed my temps were 50 degrees celcius when doing really nothing but surfing the internet, skyping and watching a few videos on youtube.

    When I play Crysis 2 my cpu temp shoots up to about 80 degrees celcius.

    When I play bf3 my cpu temps shoots up to 95 DEGREES CELCIUS.

    I went to the computer store and the owner ( good friend of my dad) cleaned the PC with compressed air and re-applied the thermal paste. He also increased the CPU fan speed in my bios. it's around 2600 rpm

    It's been 2 days but I'm still having very high temperatures! Now I know that a stock intel cooler isnt that good but shouldnt be my temps be alot lower?

    CPU: i7 950 @ 3.06 GhZ
    Motherboard: P6T Deluxe V2
    Video card: AMD radeon 7770 hd series
    Ram: 12 GB ddr3

    Do any of you guys have tips on what I should do? I don't want to frie my cpu.


    Which CPU cooler are you using?
  2. Best answer
    OP mentioned that he uses a stock Intel cooler.

    I suspect case airflow issue, but it's difficult to pinpoint. Make sure that all your fans are pointing in such way that air is pulled in through the front and pushed out through the back, and clean them if needed.

    For long-term solution, a $25 investment for a better aftermarket cooler is likely in order.
  3. Im fine with buying a new cooler, but that doesn't explain why my temperatures are that extreme, right?

    As for the airflow: how do i check this? i can post a pic of how my pc is positioned

  4. juliusv555 said:


    Just get a Hyper 212 evo for $30.
  5. Ok, I guess I could get that one instead of the more expensive one.

    At what temperature drop am I looking at? I heard it's dangerous if your pc goes anything beyond 75 degrees celcius.
  6. Another thread with similar issue to yours: link

    Take a close look at your thermal paste. Make sure to use a reputable brand, and when applying do not put more than a rice grain size in the centre of the CPU.
  7. As I said in my first post, the computer store owner re-applied the thermal paste. I saw it with my own eyes.

    I dont have any paste here, if i take it off now to look i wont be able to play the pc at all?
  8. What I wanted to ensure was the right amount is used. If the store owner applied excessive amounts for example, the situation would not improve.
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