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i7-2600K 40 degrees Idle !!

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+weather&oq=al+mahallah+al+kubra+weather&aqs=chrome..69i57.5885j0j1&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8

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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  1. Best answer
    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.
  2. 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 ?
  3. 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.
  4. 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-temperature-guide.html
  5. 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-temperature-guide.html


    Well, for how long should I run Prim95 ? 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 1 hour ... ?
  6. Anonymous 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-temperature-guide.html


    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.
  7. I would prefer IntelBurnTest too. Here's it -

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Benchmarks/IntelBurnTest.shtml

    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.
  8. 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-temperature-guide.html

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