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High Idle Temps

Last response: in Overclocking
February 13, 2013 8:42:20 PM

Hi, I recently built a new PC with an i3-2120 and I was getting 48 degrees c on the BIOS screen.
I'm using the stock cooler, but I know that this is high even for the stock cooler.
What is the cheapest way for me to get to >30 degrees at idle?
Would I need a new cooler or something else?

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February 14, 2013 1:48:33 AM

I would propose here that you might add a fan or two to your case as a start and check that your heatsink is fully seated
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February 14, 2013 2:20:13 AM

also, the temp in the bios is idle at the base frequency of your cpu. idle in the os maybe lower due to power saving features.
February 16, 2013 12:38:17 AM

Best answer selected by septile66.