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What Temperature should a CPU run

I have a quad core i5 750 and according to RealTemp 3.7 All four cores are running around 50 degrees Delicious. At what temperature should I be getting worried about. Right now I only have one case fan blowing air into the front and my PSU blows it out the back. I also have the stock heat sink and fan on the CPU. I have nothing over clocked though, every thing is running at manufactures settings. I did go to Bios and enabled smart fans so it changes speeds when needed.

So basically my question is, at what temperature should I start buying better fans/heat sinks for my PC. Just looking for the Max safe temperature.
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  1. 1 thing, never rely on your Power Supply to be a cooler... the PSU fan is only there to keep the PSU components down. I might would suggest you either get a better case with more airflow or more fans because 50c is a mild load temp.. my 3570K at idle sits in the 20's or 30's. but thats because I have efficient cooling
  2. My idle temp seems to be round 40 to 50. I haven't played any games since I installed the program, so not sure how high it will get then.

    Are there any cases that you would suggest that are under 100 dollars. The current case I have is an older model, only have one spot for a case fan which is taken. I normally shop from new egg, any good brands that I should be looking for?
  3. Cooler master and man I could name a dozen cases under 100$ that you can get that would be much cooler
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    400R: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008

    that case is Ok, but i think its over priced...

    the C70: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008

    also I know I said cooler master so:

    CM Storm enforcer: (I have owned that case before and it did great for cooling) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119240

    Haf 922: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    CM 690 II elite: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216

    Famous CM Storm Scout: (Also the Scout 2 is a nice case as well and its 99$ with 8$ shipping, which is why i didn't recommend because it would be over 100$) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196
  5. Just to echo Rockdpm's comment, the PSU exhaust fan is NOT meant to be used as a case fan. It is only there for the benefit of the PSU, and if you think about it, your case's ambient temperature (all that heat) is being sucked into the PSU which means that it's not being effectively cooled. Get at least 1 dedicated exhaust fan, preferably right near where the CPU cooler is located, and that will at least keep your temps lower, and take the heat (no pun intended) off the PSU cooler.

    As for ambient temperatures, that is so relative that it's not quite possible to generalize. If you don't overclock, there's no need for an aftermarket CPU cooling solution at all. Just make sure that the heat is channelled out of the case by a rear fan (non-PSU fan).
  6. omnimodis78 said:
    Just to echo Rockdpm's comment, the PSU exhaust fan is NOT meant to be used as a case fan. It is only there for the benefit of the PSU, and if you think about it, your case's ambient temperature (all that heat) is being sucked into the PSU which means that it's not being effectively cooled. Get at least 1 dedicated exhaust fan, preferably right near where the CPU cooler is located, and that will at least keep your temps lower, and take the heat (no pun intended) off the PSU cooler.

    As for ambient temperatures, that is so relative that it's not quite possible to generalize. If you don't overclock, there's no need for an aftermarket CPU cooling solution at all. Just make sure that the heat is channelled out of the case by a rear fan (non-PSU fan).

    Hey off topic but You have the same board as I do. could you PM me your overclock settings.. my board just refuses to overclock to anything... and I have a hard time finding someone with the same board and chip
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  8. glad we were able to help you out. If you ever need any more tech help please let us know
  9. I have a question about fans and cooling, maybe you guys could help me out :P

    This is my rig:

    INTEL, Core™ i5-3570K Quad-Core 3.4 - 3.8GHz TB, HD Graphics 4000, LGA1155, 6MB L3 Cache, 22nm, 77W, EM64T EIST VT-x XD, Retail

    ARCTIC, MX-4 All-Around Thermal Compound, Electrically Non-Conductive

    ASUS, Sabertooth Z77, LGA1155, Intel® Z77, DDR3-1866 32GB /4, PCIe x16 SLI CF /1+1*, SATA 6Gb/s RAID 5 /4, 3Gb/s /4, DP + HDMI, USB 3.0 /6, HDA, GbLAN, ATX, Retail

    CORSAIR, 8GB (2 x 4GB) Vengeance™ Red PC3-17000 DDR3 2133MHz CL9 (9-11-10-30) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC

    EVGA, GeForce® GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/ Backplate 967MHz, 4GB GDDR5 6008MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, 2x DVI + HDMI + DP, Retail

    OCZ, 240GB Vertex 3 SSD, MLC SandForce SF-2281, 550/520 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 6 Gb/s, Retail

    WESTERN DIGITAL, 500GB WD Caviar® Blue™ (WD5000AAKX), SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 16MB cache, OEM

    RAID, No RAID, Independent HDD Drives

    SABRENT, CRW-UINB Black 65-in-1 Card Reader/Writer Drive, 3.5" Bay, Internal USB

    SAMSUNG, Super-WriteMaster™ SH-224BB Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner, SATA, w/o Software, OEM

    RAIDMAX, Raptor Black/Red Mid-Tower Case, ATX, No PSU, Steel/Plastic

    CUSTOM WIRING, Standard Wiring with Precision Cable Routing and Tie-Down

    CORSAIR, TX850 V2 Power Supply 850W, 80 PLUS® Bronze, 24-pin ATX12V v2.31 EPS12V 2.92, 4x 8/6-pin PCIe

    i feel i have adequate cooling but could always use a little help.
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