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I5-2500k/P8P67-PRO Temps too high?

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March 22, 2012 6:00:38 PM

Hey Everyone, I've been reading alot of threads on here, and everyone seems really helpful & knowledgeable! I just built a new gaming pc and my specs are as follows:

CPU: I5-2500K OC @ 4.3 (done automatically with AI SUITE ii)
MOBO: P8P67-PRO REV 3.1 (RUNNING LATEST BIOS)
GPU: MSI 560 TI TWIN FROZER 11%OC
RAM: CORSAIR VENGEANCE 1600MHZ 8GB (2X4)
SSD: OCZ AGILITY 3 60GB (LOADS OS + STEAM)
HDD: WD BLUE 500GB
COOLER: CM HYPER 212+ EVO (PUSH/PULL) Artic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
CASE: HAF X 922
PSU: ANTEC ECO 620W
FAN SETUP : TOP 200MM EXHAUST, REAR 120MM EXHAUST, FRONT 200MM INTAKE, BOTTOM 120MM INTAKE

W/ Prime 95 running I'm getting load temps of 60-61c on 3 cores, and one core loads @ 57c (Realtemp), I thought my load temps would be much lower w/ my setup, and I eventually wanted to manually overclock to 4.5+, but my temps seem alittle high...I've already reseated my hyper 212 once already using the dot method again, but it didn't change the temps. So my 2 questions are:

A) Why do I have one core running consistently 5c cooler than the rest of my cores? Is it my method of applying the thermal paste? Or maybe my screws?
B) Can I safely overclock to 4.5+ with these currents temps & the setup I Have?

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR THE HELP!

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a b K Overclocking
March 22, 2012 6:06:12 PM

Your current temps are 100% normal. Try and keep your temps in the low 70's max if you want the system to run for a long time and 100% stable.
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March 22, 2012 6:13:55 PM

Wow thank you for the quick reply! I know I shouldn't* compare my temps with other peoples specs because every i5-2500k is alittle different, but I've seen alot of people with identical setups with load temps around 52c w/o the extra fan on the hyper 212+ and I found it unusual that mine were higher with the extra fan.
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a b K Overclocking
March 22, 2012 6:17:19 PM

It would really depend on how much air flow your case has. An easy way to find out if your case has bad air flow is to open up the side and see if the temps drop.

I have a true copper heat sink on my processor and 7 fans moving air in and out of the case 5 x 120mm and 2 x 140mm. This makes mine run a lot cooler.
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March 22, 2012 6:22:43 PM

I actually did try that, and my temps stayed nearly identical! I had alittle trouble lining up the brackets on the hyper 212+ evo the first time...I used alittle bit more force than I expected to get one of the screws to lineup properly. I did a better job the 2nd time though. Could I of damaged the surface of my cpu?
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a b K Overclocking
March 22, 2012 6:25:15 PM

doubtful, most of the chips have a heat spreader that protects them.
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March 22, 2012 6:34:46 PM

Best answer selected by ashehadeh1.
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March 22, 2012 6:36:28 PM

Thank you for the help!
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March 22, 2012 6:38:54 PM

1 more question while I've got your attention if you don't mind! Do you think I could run another MSI 560 ti with my current setup/PSU?
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a b K Overclocking
March 22, 2012 7:16:23 PM

I would say yes. It might be getting close but it should be ok.
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March 22, 2012 8:08:38 PM

Thank you! I know I should of probably bought a larger psu, but Antec Eco 620 for $35. Couldn't refuse x_x
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