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normal/acceptable intel i7 cpu temperature during idle and intensive gaming

i know this is a common question but i just wanted specific answer to my specific condition.

first, i bought a used i7 3770 processor. it's my first time installing a processor and thank God the newly formatted pc booted up successfully and detected the processor. my old mobo which is asus p8h67m-le comes with a utility called asus suite II, it has temp sensor.


after installing a game, trine 2 with everything maxed, i exited the game after five mins of gameplay. upon exit, the asus suite being active in the tray alerted me that my cpu is 57 deg celsius. the alert was in "red" and it woried me somehow.


here are some of the useful variables of the condition:

-second-hand cpu intel core i7 3770 (non-K) - the seller told me it was installed just december of 2013.


-my psu is an HEC CougarRS 550W 80+

-asus p8h67m-le mobo

-room temp at about 30-33C, natural ventilation. i live in the tropics south-east asia

-my cpu idle temp ranges from 40-42C (accdg to Asus Suite II)

-and most of all, prior installing this processor, i used a thermal compound Noctua NT-H1 on the stock HSF

should i be worried of this alert? did i mess up installing the cpu hsf or is it defective?
actually, the number wouldn't make me worried much if it's just a report (i thought 57celsius is acceptable) but the Suite is in "Red Alert" - this what made me worried and put me in thinking that the temp was bad.

thanks!
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  1. i7 3770 at 20C ambient on idle around 30-35C, gaming 35-45C

    Blow your case out - especially fans, filters and coolers. And jack up your cpu fan (idle) speed to 2000rpm

    Post back the temps.
  2. i7Baby said:
    i7 3770 at 20C ambient on idle around 30-35C, gaming 35-45C

    Blow your case out - especially fans, filters and coolers. And jack up your cpu fan (idle) speed to 2000rpm

    Post back the temps.


    hi! but how can i adjust the cpu fan speed? sorry..
  3. barry co said:
    i know this is a common question but i just wanted specific answer to my specific condition.

    first, i bought a used i7 3770 processor. it's my first time installing a processor and thank God the newly formatted pc booted up successfully and detected the processor. my old mobo which is asus p8h67m-le comes with a utility called asus suite II, it has temp sensor.


    after installing a game, trine 2 with everything maxed, i exited the game after five mins of gameplay. upon exit, the asus suite being active in the tray alerted me that my cpu is 57 deg celsius. the alert was in "red" and it woried me somehow.


    here are some of the useful variables of the condition:

    -second-hand cpu intel core i7 3770 (non-K) - the seller told me it was installed just december of 2013.


    -my psu is an HEC CougarRS 550W 80+

    -asus p8h67m-le mobo

    -room temp at about 30-33C, natural ventilation. i live in the tropics south-east asia

    -my cpu idle temp ranges from 40-42C (accdg to Asus Suite II)

    -and most of all, prior installing this processor, i used a thermal compound Noctua NT-H1 on the stock HSF

    should i be worried of this alert? did i mess up installing the cpu hsf or is it defective?
    actually, the number wouldn't make me worried much if it's just a report (i thought 57celsius is acceptable) but the Suite is in "Red Alert" - this what made me worried and put me in thinking that the temp was bad.

    thanks!


    57 c is def acceptable and safe. However, that was after only 5 minutes of gameplay and I doubt the game was maxing out all cores. Given where you live, I'd opt for an aftermarket CPU cooler.
  4. Best answer
    barry co said:
    i7Baby said:
    i7 3770 at 20C ambient on idle around 30-35C, gaming 35-45C

    Blow your case out - especially fans, filters and coolers. And jack up your cpu fan (idle) speed to 2000rpm

    Post back the temps.


    hi! but how can i adjust the cpu fan speed? sorry..



    The spec for your mobo http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H67M_LE/

    says "UEFI BIOS, EZ Mode - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface" - use that.
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