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Is this a normal temp for my CPU, and should i get a CM 212 Evo instead of my stock-cooler?

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January 7, 2014 12:11:08 PM

Hey everybody,

I am using an Intel i5-4670 processor and a Corsair 200R case. I was cleaning my computer yesterday and changed my thermal paste with some Cooler Master termal paste. After I was done I noticed that the CPU temperature is between 50-70 degrees Celsius when I play games, and would like to know if this is normal/good. I would also like to know your opinion on the aftermarket cooler called Cooler Master 212 evo, and if I should change my CPU Intel stock cooler with it. The last question i have is about thermal paste. Which termal paste would you recommend me to use?

Thanks for your time and help :D 
a b à CPUs
January 7, 2014 12:15:52 PM

50-70C during gaming is fine...
a b à CPUs
January 7, 2014 12:17:46 PM

The 212 Evo is superior to the stock cooler.
Your temperatures may seem high, but they are not high enough to cause damage.

Here is a review article that compares numerous thermal compounds, but the gist of it is that almost anything will work.
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a b à CPUs
January 7, 2014 12:33:09 PM

Those temperatures are fine for gaming. You should be concerned if it gets into the mid-high 80s. Around 90-95 degrees is when your computer will throttle itself.

I would suggest getting a 212 Evo, but that's just personal preference. I like my computers cool and quiet.
a c 472 à CPUs
January 7, 2014 12:34:46 PM

For a locked i5, a 212 evo isn't necessary. A Hyper TX3 is sufficient.