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September 16, 2013 11:46:48 AM

hey guyz , i am using i5 2500k from last 1 year but today i noticed that my idle temp is 42c
i am using stock cooler with no oc , so what should be the problem ? any sort of help would be appreciated.
iam using intel desktop utilities to check the temp.

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September 16, 2013 11:56:37 AM

42C is slightly on the high side, but perfectly normal, especially with a stock cooler.

btw, what kind of GPU do you have? the extra heat from the GPU often have an effect on CPU temperatures
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September 16, 2013 11:59:00 AM

vmem said:
42C is slightly on the high side, but perfectly normal, especially with a stock cooler.

btw, what kind of GPU do you have? the extra heat from the GPU often have an effect on CPU temperatures


my gpu is gone to RMA so iam using intel hd graphics 3000 for now.
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September 16, 2013 12:14:19 PM

abuzz said:
vmem said:
42C is slightly on the high side, but perfectly normal, especially with a stock cooler.

btw, what kind of GPU do you have? the extra heat from the GPU often have an effect on CPU temperatures


my gpu is gone to RMA so iam using intel hd graphics 3000 for now.


that would do it, you're running not only the CPU but also the onboard GPU. thus resulting in slightly higher temperatures

again, 42C at idle is nothing to worry about
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September 16, 2013 12:15:47 PM

vmem said:
abuzz said:
vmem said:
42C is slightly on the high side, but perfectly normal, especially with a stock cooler.

btw, what kind of GPU do you have? the extra heat from the GPU often have an effect on CPU temperatures


my gpu is gone to RMA so iam using intel hd graphics 3000 for now.


that would do it, you're running not only the CPU but also the onboard GPU. thus resulting in slightly higher temperatures

again, 42C at idle is nothing to worry about


should i re apply the thermal paste? because while playing games like fifa13, it goes to 63 c but with intel hd graphics.
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September 16, 2013 12:18:05 PM

abuzz said:
vmem said:
abuzz said:
vmem said:
42C is slightly on the high side, but perfectly normal, especially with a stock cooler.

btw, what kind of GPU do you have? the extra heat from the GPU often have an effect on CPU temperatures


my gpu is gone to RMA so iam using intel hd graphics 3000 for now.


that would do it, you're running not only the CPU but also the onboard GPU. thus resulting in slightly higher temperatures

again, 42C at idle is nothing to worry about


should i re apply the thermal paste?


you can if you want to...

I'm trying to tell you that around 40C should be normal idle temp if you're using the iGPU along with the CPU. if you really want to lower temps that badly, just go into BIOS and change the idle fan profile and crank up the speed.
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September 16, 2013 12:22:25 PM

vmem said:
abuzz said:
vmem said:
abuzz said:
vmem said:
42C is slightly on the high side, but perfectly normal, especially with a stock cooler.

btw, what kind of GPU do you have? the extra heat from the GPU often have an effect on CPU temperatures


my gpu is gone to RMA so iam using intel hd graphics 3000 for now.


that would do it, you're running not only the CPU but also the onboard GPU. thus resulting in slightly higher temperatures

again, 42C at idle is nothing to worry about


should i re apply the thermal paste?


you can if you want to...

I'm trying to tell you that around 40C should be normal idle temp if you're using the iGPU along with the CPU. if you really want to lower temps that badly, just go into BIOS and change the idle fan profile and crank up the speed.

so there is no problem with my load temp also ? it is reaching 63c , i guess i should not apply the paste for now right?

mate when iam checking my temp through game booster its showing cpu - 33c? confused.
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September 16, 2013 2:55:56 PM

I don't really trust things like game booster etc for CPU temperatures. either read it straight from BIOS, or use CPU-Z, Hardware-monitor, or some other software developed for this type of thing.

other than that, 63C on load is perfectly fine. I've run my i5 2500k upto 75C or so and it's less heat tolerant than your CPU. I think you're looking at a long and happy life with your computer (at least once you get your GPU back)
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September 17, 2013 12:51:50 AM

vmem said:
I don't really trust things like game booster etc for CPU temperatures. either read it straight from BIOS, or use CPU-Z, Hardware-monitor, or some other software developed for this type of thing.

other than that, 63C on load is perfectly fine. I've run my i5 2500k upto 75C or so and it's less heat tolerant than your CPU. I think you're looking at a long and happy life with your computer (at least once you get your GPU back)


yah my friend, once my gtx 760 came back i iwill see my temp and will report it back to you.
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