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i5 lga 2320 Heat issues

my cpu (i5 lga 2320 ) is near about 3 and a half years old... somedays ago, i noticed that my Cpu temp is ticking 80 deegree when in game (though never saw 80 , its the highest reading i saw, 75-77 i saw when i minimized the game) and in idle its 42-45... i only play DOTA 2 and no other game.. using stock cooler.. room temp is 28-32 average, side panel of cpu is open, should i have to worry about temperatures? i dont know much about hardware, and i was scared to see the temperature... i dont really have spare money to buy a new CPU now... i am a animation and vfx student, so sometimes i have to give loads on my computer when Rendering scenes... help guys :)
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  1. Dhriti De said:
    my cpu (i5 lga 2320 ) is near about 3 and a half years old... somedays ago, i noticed that my Cpu temp is ticking 80 deegree when in game (though never saw 80 , its the highest reading i saw, 75-77 i saw when i minimized the game) and in idle its 42-45... i only play DOTA 2 and no other game.. using stock cooler.. room temp is 28-32 average, side panel of cpu is open, should i have to worry about temperatures? i dont know much about hardware, and i was scared to see the temperature... i dont really have spare money to buy a new CPU now... i am a animation and vfx student, so sometimes i have to give loads on my computer when Rendering scenes... help guys :)


    You are getting a tad warm. Take some canned air and carefully blow the dust out of the Heat sink over that thing. At 3.5 years, it might be a good idea to remove the Cooler and Processor and clean off the old TMC ( thermal Compound ), using 70% Isopropyl alcohol, and reapply some fresh stuff. You ambient room temp will have some effect ( mine will go up about 5c in the afternoon when this corner heats up).
  2. coastie65 said:
    Dhriti De said:
    my cpu (i5 lga 2320 ) is near about 3 and a half years old... somedays ago, i noticed that my Cpu temp is ticking 80 deegree when in game (though never saw 80 , its the highest reading i saw, 75-77 i saw when i minimized the game) and in idle its 42-45... i only play DOTA 2 and no other game.. using stock cooler.. room temp is 28-32 average, side panel of cpu is open, should i have to worry about temperatures? i dont know much about hardware, and i was scared to see the temperature... i dont really have spare money to buy a new CPU now... i am a animation and vfx student, so sometimes i have to give loads on my computer when Rendering scenes... help guys :)


    You are getting a tad warm. Take some canned air and carefully blow the dust out of the Heat sink over that thing. At 3.5 years, it might be a good idea to remove the Cooler and Processor and clean off the old TMC ( thermal Compound ), using 70% Isopropyl alcohol, and reapply some fresh stuff. You ambient room temp will have some effect ( mine will go up about 5c in the afternoon when this corner heats up).


    i planned for a new thermal paste, though i changed it one year ago, came with the intel board... thanks by the way, i will post after changing TMC... and this temp should i have to worry about? should i stop giving load ?
  3. You can try re-installing the HSF as coast said but my experience with Intel's push-pin stock HSF is that it lasts 3-4 years when installed properly but then fails due to plastic deforming over time. Once it fails from that, putting in fresh paste won't work because the retention contraption no longer applies sufficient force to maintain good thermal transfer.

    You most likely need a new HSF.
  4. InvalidError said:
    You can try re-installing the HSD as coast said but my experience with Intel's push-pin stock HSF is that it lasts 3-4 years when installed properly but then fails due to plastic deforming over time. Once it fails from that, putting in fresh paste won't work because the retention contraption no longer applies sufficient force to maintain good thermal transfer.

    You most likely need a new HSF.


    what is HSF and HSD , :p i dont know hardware properly sir...
  5. Dhriti De said:
    what is HSF and HSD , :p i dont know hardware properly sir...

    HSF is HeatSink-Fan and HSD was a typo, meant to write HSF.
  6. InvalidError said:
    Dhriti De said:
    what is HSF and HSD , :p i dont know hardware properly sir...

    HSF is HeatSink-Fan and HSD was a typo, meant to write HSF.


    thanks sir... at first i will watch changing the thermal paste.. if it doesnt work , then i have to look for a new HSF .. and tell me what temperature highest reading i have to worry about during load or game.. and suggest some good HSF in low budget ofc.. i can spare 20-25 $ max :(
  7. Best answer
    If you wish to go with a new heatsink I would highly recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. It is normally around $35 or lower; however, it is one of the best coolers for bang for your buck.

    What case are you using? You have to make sure that whatever cooler you get will fit inside of your case. Also, those temperatures are within normal range for the stock cooler while placing a little load on it so I personally would not worry about it. It is not like the CPU is operating with that temperature all of the time and the CPU has not even begun to throttle yet at that point. Obviously you do not want to get to that point and the lower the temperature you can get the longer your CPU can live.

    While placing some load on your CPU (such as gaming) I would start to get leery if you get right around the 80 mark or higher. Even that is still within range of operation; however, as I stated earlier, it is getting quite warm and the lower you can have your temp be the longer it will live.

    Also, in your original post you stated "LGA 2320." I assume that you meant i5-2320? The socket that that CPU uses is "LGA 1155."
  8. kira70591 said:
    If you wish to go with a new heatsink I would highly recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. It is normally around $35 or lower; however, it is one of the best coolers for bang for your buck.

    What case are you using? You have to make sure that whatever cooler you get will fit inside of your case. Also, those temperatures are within normal range for the stock cooler while placing a little load on it so I personally would not worry about it. It is not like the CPU is operating with that temperature all of the time and the CPU has not even begun to throttle yet at that point. Obviously you do not want to get to that point and the lower the temperature you can get the longer your CPU can live.

    While placing some load on your CPU (such as gaming) I would start to get leery if you get right around the 80 mark or higher. Even that is still within range of operation; however, as I stated earlier, it is getting quite warm and the lower you can have your temp be the longer it will live.

    Also, in your original post you stated "LGA 2320." I assume that you meant i5-2320? The socket that that CPU uses is "LGA 1155."


    i am using cooler master elite 310... temp i never saw above 80c.. almost everytime i stay opened that Hw monitor.. though i saw 76-79 per cores when i used to see minimized game.. 80 in the higest reading tab ... yes i5 2320 is my cpu.. sry its not LGA 2320...
  9. how much temperatures will drop down if i use custom cooler fan.. and is there something good cooler a little bit low budget? caUSE that much i cant really spend
  10. You could always use the Hyper 212 Plus.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rrb10212pg1

    However, if you could save for another week or so I would go with the Evo. The plus will probably drop you a good 20 - 25c if your case airflow is decent. My Haswell i7-4770 dropped around 30c under full synthetic load with Prime95 using the Evo.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2
  11. If I am right about the plastic frame becoming loose from plastic deformation, you might be able to put some force back in there by using a thin aluminum strip as a shim between the CPU and HSF. You would be looking for something about 0.1mm thick like the wall from a pepsi/coke aluminum can, stripped from paint and plastic film on both sides. Apply some paste to both sides and put the HSF back on with the shim in-between. It won't work as well as direct contact but should be better than what you have now.

    Another possibility if most of the deformation occurred in the push-pins themselves would be to replace them with screws - don't forget nylon or cardboard washers between the motherboard and the nut/screw-head if you try this... and do not over-tighten.
  12. kira70591 said:
    You could always use the Hyper 212 Plus.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rrb10212pg1

    However, if you could save for another week or so I would go with the Evo. The plus will probably drop you a good 20 - 25c if your case airflow is decent. My Haswell i7-4770 dropped around 30c under full synthetic load with Prime95 using the Evo.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2


    thanks , i will change my thermal solution then after somedays the fan
  13. When you do install the new solution, remember to clean the old thermal paste off using rubbing alcohol. Make sure to remove any lint that may hang around after you are done cleaning and prepping it. Then use the pea or grain of rice method to apply the new thermal paste. Each of the two coolers that I listed come with thermal paste so you do not need to spend extra on some. If you need visual represenation then you are always go to Youtube and a thermal paste application method video and watch a step by step method on how to apply it. LinusTechTips has a great video on this.
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