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March 10, 2011 5:23:53 AM

Hi guys i just built my new sandy bridge yesterday and i got the i5 2500k with the MSI p67 GD65A motherboard. Anyways i was wondering if my temps are normal. Right now my idle temps are 35c-39c while gaming playing BC2 it gets up to 58-62c But in Blackops it get around 55c. Is this normal on a stock cooler on stock settings? Ambient room temp is about 35c. Also my case doesn't have the best airflow, it has a 140mm intake and 120mm exhaust.

Here are my specs atm:

Lian-li 7fnw
i5 2500k stock settings 3.3ghz
MSI P67 GD65A
Corsair Veng 4gigs
GTX 295
Corsair 850 watt power supply

i'll be getting a aftermarket cooler next week so hopefully it'll drop alot during gaming. I'm noob :( 

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March 10, 2011 5:39:56 AM

It's a tad bit high, but give your CPU the chance to burn in a bit. Leave it on overnight, just at idle, to let the thermal grease to get where it needs to, do what it needs to and set as it needs to. The temps should drop about 2-3'C after that.

BUT, with an ambient temperature of 35'C, you got a seriously hot room, and then 35'C~39'C really isn't high at all (it's about 4'C over ambient), it's quite decent actually.

Oh and BTW, 62'C still isn't high. You can get a bit worried at 70'C, but 62'C is still in the "safe" range for high load temps.
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March 10, 2011 5:53:06 AM

oh i see. thanks for the reply...plus when i get my aftermarket heatsink it should cool it down...Well i guess i was kinda worried about it but not really worried since i have added a 2 year warranty exhange with Fry's Electronics if something goes wrong with the cpu or motherboard. So no need to RMA lol...
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March 10, 2011 5:56:57 AM

Aftermarket cooling will be all the difference. My 2600K at 4.5ghz with Hyperthreading on idles in the 20s C and stressing with Prime 95 hits the low 60s. I am using a Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B.

Oh yeah using IC Diamond 24 thermal compound.
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March 10, 2011 6:39:47 AM

anort3 said:
Aftermarket cooling will be all the difference. My 2600K at 4.5ghz with Hyperthreading on idles in the 20s C and stressing with Prime 95 hits the low 60s. I am using a Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B.

Oh yeah using IC Diamond 24 thermal compound.


nice...Hopefully mine can cool like that..
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March 10, 2011 8:44:58 AM

I'll probably use my Cooler Master Hyper 212+ on my 2500K when I can save up for the board and CPU, so I expect decent cooling as well (fitted an extra fan).

BTW, (don't want to steal the thread or anything) what do you think about Arctic Cooling MX-4 thermal grease? I've read it has a thermal conductivity of 8.5W/mK, which is a LOT for a standard ceramic-based thermal grease. Just not too sure if I trust it though, and I cannot seem to gain more knowledge on this idea...
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March 10, 2011 8:57:08 AM

it's the best thermal compound imo.
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March 10, 2011 10:50:06 AM

I found the temps to be high when I first got my 2500k and GD65 with the stock cooler (same as your temps rly), Im now using my old Scythe Mugen 2 with 2x120mm fans on it, and I run 5Ghz peaking around 75degrees. Day to Day 4.6Ghz never goes over 60 degrees :D 
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March 10, 2011 10:50:21 AM

Also I got some Arctic Silver 5 paste
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March 10, 2011 5:54:04 PM

Best answer selected by Bigmac80.
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March 10, 2011 5:55:07 PM

RickyT23 said:
I found the temps to be high when I first got my 2500k and GD65 with the stock cooler (same as your temps rly), Im now using my old Scythe Mugen 2 with 2x120mm fans on it, and I run 5Ghz peaking around 75degrees. Day to Day 4.6Ghz never goes over 60 degrees :D 


sweet thanks we have the same board and cpu...yeah im buying the Prolimatech Armageddon today..I find it to be the best especially with the Corsair Vengeance ram i have.
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July 16, 2011 6:50:45 AM

Hey guys, my i5-2500K with an Antec DarkFkeet case is running idle at 65C, is that too much?
This is reflected via BIOS, SpeedFAN, and CPUTemp, so its pretty acurate.
Ive def. seated the CPU well in my Mobo and put a thin layer of norman heatsink. any ideas???
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July 16, 2011 9:01:12 PM

fr0stman said:
Hey guys, my i5-2500K with an Antec DarkFkeet case is running idle at 65C, is that too much?
This is reflected via BIOS, SpeedFAN, and CPUTemp, so its pretty acurate.
Ive def. seated the CPU well in my Mobo and put a thin layer of norman heatsink. any ideas???


in bios it's in load mode so that temp is normal.....but is that with a stock heatsink or aftermarket? mine with the aftermarket its around 45c but with the stock heatsink it can reach from 65c-69c in bios..
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July 17, 2011 10:51:12 AM

yeah stock heatsink...

ok BIOS is on load, but even CPUTemp shows 64C idle, doing nothing.
I thought these 2nd Gen CPU are more power efficient.
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July 17, 2011 4:50:34 PM

64C idle is crazy. My i5 2500k with Zalman CNPS10X Performa cooler idles 35-38 at stock speeds. Only at 100% load with prime95 i reach 57-60C. Ambient temp is ~28-29C. I still consider this quite high... 64C idle is way too much, how about load temps? It should reach and go above the norm... Maybe you put too much thermal paste?
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July 17, 2011 6:50:39 PM

fr0stman said:
yeah stock heatsink...

ok BIOS is on load, but even CPUTemp shows 64C idle, doing nothing.
I thought these 2nd Gen CPU are more power efficient.


oh yeah that's pretty normal with a stock heatsink....but get a aftermarket heatsink you'll see a dramatic temp drop...im at 30-35c on idle and during prime 95 at full load it can range from 50c-63c depending on the ambient temps....but this is at overclocked at 4.2ghz...but yeah i remember my temps being high with a stock heatsink...

here's a video on my setup on youtube..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U2oelrOT1Y
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July 18, 2011 4:13:40 AM

I am running Prime95 on my 2500k with my stock cooler and stock clock speeds. The max temperature reached was 70. Should i be worried?
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July 18, 2011 4:25:27 AM

undercovrr said:
I am running Prime95 on my 2500k with my stock cooler and stock clock speeds. The max temperature reached was 70. Should i be worried?


no...for prime 95 those temps are normal with a stock heatsink....get a aftermarket cooler and you'll be fine...
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July 18, 2011 9:05:54 AM

Bigmac80 said:
oh yeah that's pretty normal with a stock heatsink....but get a aftermarket heatsink you'll see a dramatic temp drop...


You serious? So i paid almost $260 for a CPU where you get stupid temps of 64C?? Cant intel invest in better heatsinks??
Whats a good heatsink these days?

I had a CoolerMaster HyperTX 2 before on my Quad, it did the job, but damn it was a massive and looked like ****
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July 18, 2011 10:17:39 AM

fr0stman said:
You serious? So i paid almost $260 for a CPU where you get stupid temps of 64C?? Cant intel invest in better heatsinks??
Whats a good heatsink these days?

I had a CoolerMaster HyperTX 2 before on my Quad, it did the job, but damn it was a massive and looked like ****


You did something wrong when installing the cooler. When i was using the stock heatsink, temps were 38-41C at idle and 65C on 100% load with stock frequencies.
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July 18, 2011 11:57:37 PM

you cant go wrong with the heatsink install?

Like i can confirm it's firmly in place, screwed in tight, and ive put a thin layer of gold thermal paste. only thing i wasnt too happy about, is i smudged smoothly using my finger tip... could this raise the temps 30C from normal?

my case is a fairly good vented one with 3 huge Antec fans.

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July 19, 2011 2:48:23 PM

Why you put thermal paste? It is already pre-applied on stock heatsink. Unless you cleaned it off and THEN applied your own, you have just found out your mistake :)  If you cleaned it off and applied your own its nothing bad but just unecessary and intel thermal compound is already good enough.
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August 6, 2011 2:40:53 AM

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i smudged smoothly using my finger tip
Could be an issue. I'd be surprised if that alone bumped you up 30*C, but the oil on your finger is a great insulator - i.e. poor heat conductor. Clean the paste off your CPU and heatsink one more time. This time, use a plastic baggie or "Saran wrap" over your finger. It will push the paste into the pores of the metal better, but most importantly will keep your skin oil out of the thermal paste.
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August 7, 2011 4:35:16 AM

ok good idea...
so would the Nylon wraps that you usually cover food with be good enough to wrap my finger with during application?
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August 24, 2011 1:02:13 PM

OK can someone please explain these 2 extreme temperatures?
which one is right?

I have an ASUS mobo and installed the ASUS AI Suite, and CoreTemp64 is tellin sumtin else....
Coretemp tell me its 64C and ASUS say 34 wtf

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December 6, 2011 3:47:17 AM

Get Speedfan - it reads directly from the core sensor and not just the board sensor
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December 6, 2011 5:49:07 AM

Seriously why is this thread still open? Every 4 months it get revived even after a best answer was picked 9 months ago....
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December 6, 2011 7:03:12 AM

Tom's Hardware: The Official Necro Thread.
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December 7, 2011 10:56:24 AM

RickyT23 said:
I found the temps to be high when I first got my 2500k and GD65 with the stock cooler (same as your temps rly), Im now using my old Scythe Mugen 2 with 2x120mm fans on it, and I run 5Ghz peaking around 75degrees. Day to Day 4.6Ghz never goes over 60 degrees :D 


Where do you live, North Pole? Otherwise I don't believe you got below 60C @4.6GHz
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December 9, 2011 3:16:16 AM

With a 1500RPM 120mm fan/heatstink I'm running the 2500 locked multiplier at 4.2GHz @ 54C max playing BF3 on ultra settings @ 1920x1200 ... according to speedfan anyway. I believe him that he's running 60C max. If he ran IntelBurnTest I bet he'd reach 70 though. I hit 72 with that test.

Those temps sound right with a stock cooler at stock clock speeds.
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April 19, 2013 6:38:02 AM

I also have the 2500k . I am using speed fan to see the temperatures. I have it at stock speed (3,3ghz) and i also have stock coller(intel cooler). Temperatures duging games dont reach more than 64c. Should i get worried or is this normal? Also will it better if i set the cpu fan speed to work at 100% all the time through Speed Fan or it will be dangerous?
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