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i7-2600K 40 degrees Idle !!

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October 18, 2013 2:19:14 AM

Hello everyone,
I bought my PC two years ago and I barely had any problems. Yesterday I decided to check my CPU temperature I found that it is 45° on idle. So I opened my case and used a blower to clean up the dust. Then I started it up to find that my CPU temperature is now 40° on idle. I live in Egypt so the ambient room temperature may be a bit high. The problem is I have never checked my CPU temperature before since I bought it two years ago, so I've no idea what its temperature was when I bought it.
I have included two links one to a screenshot of my CPU temperatures and the other is a link to the weather details of the place I live in.

System specifications
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K (not overclocked)
CPU cooler: Thermaltake Frio-OCK
MB: Asus P8Z68V-Pro
Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932
PSU: NZXT Hale90-850-M
GPU: Galaxy GTX-580

link 1: https://www.dropbox.com/s/c1qhatr8n3ib99v/CPU-TEMP.jpg
link 2: https://www.google.com.eg/search?q=al+mahallah+al+kubra...

PS: Lately I started to have the "nVidia driver stopped working..." problem but I think this is irrelevant to that CPU issue.

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October 18, 2013 2:38:40 AM
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I think your TIM has dried up. Just remove the CPU cooler , clean older TIM and apply a newer one. I think that out to help.
P.S - I would also prefer load temps to get a proper idea. As idle temps are not always reliable.
And BTW that temps wont seriously harm the CPU , so dont be bothered.
Use PerfMonitor to know exact load on CPU.
October 18, 2013 3:03:34 AM

CommentariesAnd More said:
I think your TIM has dried up. Just remove the CPU cooler , clean older TIM and apply a newer one. I think that out to help.
P.S - I would also prefer load temps to get a proper idea. As idle temps are not always reliable.
And BTW that temps wont seriously harm the CPU , so dont be bothered.
Use PerfMonitor to know exact load on CPU.


Thanks a lot for your reply. But what software should I use to test Load Temperatures ?
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October 18, 2013 4:34:12 AM

PerfMonitor and RealTemp are great software.
Looking at your photo I guess you have RealTemp which is a great software. Just run some Prime95 and keep an eye for temps.
October 20, 2013 2:36:27 AM

CompuTronix said:
Specifically, run Prime95 Small FFT's. For more information on Processor Temperatures, please read the following Sticky: Intel Temperature Guide - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1800828/intel-temp...


Well, for how long should I run Prim95 ? 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 1 hour ... ?
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October 20, 2013 2:47:57 AM

A-Waheed said:
CompuTronix said:
Specifically, run Prime95 Small FFT's. For more information on Processor Temperatures, please read the following Sticky: Intel Temperature Guide - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1800828/intel-temp...


Well, for how long should I run Prim95 ? 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 1 hour ... ?


The more you run it , the better it is. I havent used Prime95 so I dont know what to do :p 
I use F@H for measuring full load temps as my PC runs F@H atleats 10Hrs everyday.
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October 20, 2013 2:59:35 AM

I would prefer IntelBurnTest too. Here's it -

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Benchmarks/IntelBur...

In the no of runs box ,first put 5 and click on start. The test will run 5 runs. the results are in speed - GRops.
If they are consistent ( difference of no more than 5 in each run ) then you CPU is consistent and cooler is at fault. If difference is more , your CPU might be unstable or bad.
Do the same with 10 runs and 15 runs if you want to be 100% accurate.
Check the readme file in downloaded folder if you need any help.;
P.S - IBT burns CPU so if temps go above 90 in any test/run , stop the test and run Prime95.
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October 20, 2013 3:49:23 AM

A-Waheed and CommentatriesAndMore, I can post the information for you, or as has previously been suggested, please read the following Sticky: Intel Temperature Guide - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1800828/intel-temp...

The Guide will explain in detail how to properly test your processor temperature.
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