Hi, I am building a new system and Ive got an Intel 3570k paired with the Cooler Master Hyper212+ heatsink/w included fan. Ive got the HSF sitting on Artic Silver paste. The idle temp reported by the UEFI is around 38-39c. Ambient temps around 23c. Is this temp in the normal range??
I know the Hyper212+ isn't exactly top-of-the-line HSF. but is there something I can do to improve the numbers? Im not really impressed with the included fan.. seems cheap and a little noisy.
My 3570k runs at about 28-32 idle with Intel stock cooler. I must have a good chip. I over blocked it a little for giggles and load temp was 73 at 4.2 running prime95 about 2 hours never touched voltage. Too broke right now to buy a better cooler so I'm running stock speeds though.
Ivy Bridge typically runs 10C hotter than Sandy Bridge. I would not worry about idle temps, its the load temps you need to watch. In folding@home, my 3.4ghz hyperthreaded xeon runs at a max of 58-60 degrees with eight threads fully loaded 24/7.