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I5 2500k temps?

Last response: in Overclocking
January 11, 2012 5:28:00 PM

Hi all.

I have a i5 2500k for about 3-4 months. Now i have the stock cooler on it and it is not overclocked.

When i built the machine the max temps i was getting from the cpu was 54c at full load for 5 hours using prime 95 but the past week i noticed the temps where rising, when i am playing games it hits 63c (bf3)

I prime 95 it again and the temp go to 71c after 3 minutes and then i stopped the test in fear of frying the cpu.

I checked the heatsink and it is firmly in place and all 4 pins are locked down properly and i cannot understand why the temps have suddenly changed.

I have the fan on 100% and nothing has changed in the system or temp in the room the pc is in.

Can anyone shed any light

btw i know the stock cooler isnt great but because of the memory i have it is hard to find an aftermarket cooler that will fit but the stock fan and heatsink was doing the job just fine till this last week.



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January 11, 2012 6:56:22 PM

I take it you aren't aware of any major changes in those 3-4 months? Has dust built up or have you changed any of the fan settings in BIOS?
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January 12, 2012 8:04:06 AM

Have your PC clean, it's been 3 months and dust has accumulated there. A CoolerMaster V6 fits right even on standard ddr3 mems.
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January 12, 2012 11:13:52 PM

1. Dust buildup (check under the fans of the cpu cooler)
2. has your room temperature gone up?
January 21, 2012 2:46:22 PM

Sorted now thanks for the replys.

The stock coolers thermal paste has dried up to such a point it was not working correctly but now changed to a corsair h60 and getting excellent temps..

thanks again