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What temperature I should get with Thermaltake Frio on 2500Kcpu?

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August 4, 2011 1:05:58 AM

I just installed my Thermaltake Frio with dual fans on 2500k cpu with P8P67 Deluxe motherboard. My Computer case is Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower and I am getting about 31 to 35C for idle, is that what it suppose to be or it should be lower? because some ppl say they get 15 to 20 in idle.
a b K Overclocking
August 4, 2011 2:09:00 AM

30 to 35 degs C on idle is great! That means that your CPU/heatsink is installed correctly and the air flow inside the case is fine.

Normally, an idle of 10 to 15 degrees over ambient is acceptable.
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a b K Overclocking
August 4, 2011 2:53:11 AM

Idle temp = 15 C, then Room temp must be less than 59 F - May be winter time and trying to save on heating bill. 20 C idle, Room < 68 F Both would be for 100% eff air cooled HSF. - NO such creature., So as Ubrales pointed out temps would really be lower.
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a b K Overclocking
August 4, 2011 3:07:42 AM

One time in winter, the CPU temp was 4 degrees C (4 C) - in an unheated unused bedroom. I went in there to update the anti virus and to download the Windows updates on a seldom used desktop. Needless to say, I was freezing! :) 

6 degrees to 12 degrees C was routine on that computer!
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a b K Overclocking
August 4, 2011 3:15:46 AM

Another point is that some software is not concerned about temp below a "magic" point and are inaccurate- they are fine above that "magic point). NOTE:Magic = they do not specify.
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August 4, 2011 3:28:46 AM

thx for the reply, thought I mess up the cpu heatsink during installation.
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a b K Overclocking
August 4, 2011 2:21:59 PM

Additionally, Idle temps are normally only a concern if on the High side. What is important is max temps under load. Most use Prime 95 to verify HSF and stability.
For temps only need to run for about 15 Minutes to get a good idea of max temps. The temps after 15 minutes of prime95 will be higher than what you would normally see during gaming. For stability need to run a min of 4 hours, some recommend 8 hours.
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March 13, 2012 5:26:57 PM

i was running battlefield 3 with my 2500k and GTX 560 Ti... temps were up to 68 - 72C. idle temp is generally 28- 30C.

these are acceptable, right?
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