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CPU too hot - just a quick question

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April 12, 2014 7:18:28 AM

Hi guys, In my custom PC build i have a i5 3570 and recently i was checking the CPU temps and it idles at about 60 and when playing games it hits 100.
I know this is why too hot so ive ordered a corsair h90 hydro cooler, all i want to know is why did it get that high? was it too much or too little thermal paste? was it jsut stock coolers r crap?
Just curious
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April 12, 2014 7:23:06 AM

hi all stock coolers are rubbish their fine for normal use such as using word and power point but when it comes to gaming there is so much load on the PC you need better cooling that's all
hope it helps
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April 12, 2014 7:28:32 AM

thank you for the response, also ive ordered a liquid cooler so i will never have to worry again but would a CPU cooler by cool master like the 212 evo be fine as it is a proper cooler
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April 12, 2014 7:33:28 AM

bubbletopspoon said:
thank you for the response, also ive ordered a liquid cooler so i will never have to worry again but would a CPU cooler by cool master like the 212 evo be fine as it is a proper cooler


That should be fine, unless you want to majorly overclock your CPU.
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April 12, 2014 7:34:44 AM

to be honest im not to sure about that cooler but im sure if you had a Google search u will find your answer and i have heard a lot of people using them so they must be good also a water cooler is the best way forward so dont worry about it just make sure the case has good ventilation as well.
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April 12, 2014 7:36:03 AM

There is no way a stock cooler could fail to keep up with gaming loads, unless you live somewhere with a VERY hot/humid climate. It was probably incorrectly installed, which is something that I see occurs quite frequently when people don't know how the push-pins are supposed to be used. The 3470 in my ITX build is running the stock cooler and it never goes over 60C in games, and that's even with an open-air cooler 660Ti dumping heat right next to it.
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April 12, 2014 7:36:14 AM

so thats say the coolermaster 212 evo is only £25 and the cosair h90 hydro cooler is £65, is it not worth spending an extra £40 to get the hydro cooler? Just need to advise a friend, ive gone with the hydro cooler :p 
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April 12, 2014 9:26:26 AM

bubbletopspoon said:
so thats say the coolermaster 212 evo is only £25 and the cosair h90 hydro cooler is £65, is it not worth spending an extra £40 to get the hydro cooler? Just need to advise a friend, ive gone with the hydro cooler :p 


An all-in-one liquid cooling kit is not usually much better than a good air cooler. If you want to liquid cool for better temps, I would suggest building your own custom loop. Get a good radiator and CPU block, good tubing, do NOT get colored liquid, and make sure the pump is strong enough for your loop. Also make sure the metal parts in your loop will not easily corrode each other.
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April 12, 2014 3:59:27 PM

ok thank you
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