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i5 3570k - 35c idle and 60c gaming

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November 24, 2013 4:27:03 PM

Hi,

Just built my first rig.

i5 3570k (not overclocked yet)
Asus Nvidia Geforce GTX 770
Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo
8gb RAM
Asus p8z77-v

At idle the cpu is around 30-40 degrees celsius, and 50-60 while playing guild wars 2.

Is this normal? I have my cpu fan @ 1600 RPM and also have 2 side intake fans, 1 front intake fan, 1 rear exhaust and 2 top exhaust.

Apparently I am also using around 85-95% of my CPU while playing it.

So my question is, is this normal? Would could be causing it? Is there a solution? Thanks in advance.
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November 24, 2013 4:38:22 PM

I see no problem with your temps. You are well within the norms for your CPU.

arrpee
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November 25, 2013 1:15:46 AM

Anonymous said:
I see no problem with your temps. You are well within the norms for your CPU.

arrpee


Thanks for the response. I was worried because SpeedFan said that it was hot and the windows sidebar said that my CPU was at 95%.

Can anyone else clarify this?
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November 25, 2013 1:18:43 AM

I agree with arrpee, you're temps are totally fine. Speedfan is not a very good program to begin with. I prefer RealTemp.
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November 25, 2013 5:49:46 AM

jimthenagual said:
I agree with arrpee, you're temps are totally fine. Speedfan is not a very good program to begin with. I prefer RealTemp.


Thanks for answering, I'll try realtemp. At which point should I start to worry about the temperature?
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November 25, 2013 2:17:52 PM

Bbdi said:
jimthenagual said:
I agree with arrpee, you're temps are totally fine. Speedfan is not a very good program to begin with. I prefer RealTemp.


Thanks for answering, I'll try realtemp. At which point should I start to worry about the temperature?


The Tcase for your cpu is 67.4C. Your cpu will automatically throttle itself down to avoid damage if it gets this hot. You'll notice a dramatic decrease in performance when/if this happens.
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November 25, 2013 2:35:27 PM

As jimthenagual says your processor has a TCase value of 67.4°C; anything from the Tcase and below will be the expected temperature of the processor in normal use. When the processor is stressed out meaning that you are running heavy processor applications that take control of the CPU or uses it at 100% the temperature will go beyond the Tcase. It can reach 80 degrees and the processor will still be OK. The cooling fan is to keep that temperature there.
If the processor temperature reaches 100 degrees or more it will send a signal to the motherboard to shut down to prevent major damage.

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November 25, 2013 2:57:17 PM

Maybe the great airflow or the generally cool temp I keep my house at, but I don't hit 60c on my 3570k and it is overclocked. Your temps are safe, but a bit high, imo, for stock speed and that cooler.
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November 25, 2013 4:18:40 PM

Thank you everyone for your help! :) 
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