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i5 4670K High Temps BitFenix Prodigy Build

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April 13, 2014 8:32:45 PM

Going right to the point, I recently just had the urge to check the temps on my CPU and here are the results according to RealTemp 3.70
Don't know if I'm supposed to be happy or if they are too high:


I know there are a lot of experts here and am in need of some help as I don't want to damage the CPU.

Case: Bitfenix Prodigy Mini-ITX
CPU: i5 4670K *Not OC*
Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU (if it matters) : TF GTX 760
PSU: XFX 550W


Perhaps my heatsink sucks? If so what are some good heatsinks that fit in the prodigy? Hoping to hear back from you guys!

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April 13, 2014 8:52:13 PM

Perhaps you're using an ITX case?
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April 13, 2014 9:03:40 PM

You can just search this subject.
And why give idle temps, 40C after it's been powered up for a bit is normal.
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April 13, 2014 9:20:17 PM

Idle temps don't really tell you much, as the temperature probes are horribly inaccurate at low temperatures. Run something like Prime95 or another benchmarking type program, and check the temperatures when at full load.
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April 13, 2014 10:31:39 PM

Yeah 40degrees idle is fairly normal, definitely within a normal kind of range. Without more info it's hard to know what (if anything) is amiss, but it could be something like a poorly seated cooler if you are getting dangerously high peaks.

Your case isn't an issue, though the two fans that come with it don't move a huge amount of air. This can be improved by adding a larger front fan (230/200mm is ideal, but a solid 140mm is still a good upgrade) and/or adding a higher quality 120/140mm rear exhaust fan.

As for compatible coolers, there is very little that isn't Prodigy compatible, nearly every cooler on the market will fit, one way or another. The qualifying factor is likely to be your motherboard, not the case itself, as each motherboard has it's own set of quirks which (potentially) limit cooler compatibility.
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