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July 3, 2011 6:03:02 PM

Hello. I built a PC for the first time a couple of days ago. I have Intel i5 2500k with Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus and I'm worried about the temperatures. I have not overclocked and p95blend temps top at 61 C (+ Idle temps little under 40C). I think that's a bit too high with this cooler. Is it? I have tried reseating the heatsink for two times now. Oh... and I'm using the supplied thermal paste.
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Case - Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus
Motheboard - Asus P8P67-M
Ambient temp: ~26-27 C

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July 3, 2011 6:31:58 PM

No. Those cpus run warm. 61c under full load while gaming is good. I wouldn't mess with it. Don't believe all those folks who claim to get their cpus running under 40c all the time. I've been building systems for over twenty years, and your temps are about average.
July 4, 2011 5:58:41 PM

o1die said:
No. Those cpus run warm. 61c under full load while gaming is good. I wouldn't mess with it. Don't believe all those folks who claim to get their cpus running under 40c all the time. I've been building systems for over twenty years, and your temps are about average.

I guess it's like that then. I'm not going to OC so it doesn't really even matter... Thank you for your reply :) 
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July 4, 2011 9:52:24 PM

Unles you are in a very warm room, your temps are kinda high with a CM 212+. I'd excpet around 27-30 idle and 50-55 C max on just about anything, including Prime 95
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July 5, 2011 10:06:58 AM

Those temps are OK, but i'd still get an Artic Cooling MX-4 paste and reseat the heatsink, those temps are a little too high.
July 5, 2011 12:40:11 PM

Then what could the issue be? I think I got the thermal paste ok there. I have one 200mm intake fan in the front and one 120mm fan at the back pushing air out. The Cable management is ok imo. I have the Radeon HD 6970 installed in this system and it's quite a long card... maybe it's blocking some of the airflow? Oh... and I'm not going to buy some overpriced thermal paste just to get the temperatures down a couple of degrees... like I said I'm not going to OC.
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July 5, 2011 1:21:05 PM

61C under load is well within spec.
see: http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_i5/Intel-Core%20i5-2...

But as stated by unknown if you really want to be sure I'd say go for the arctic silver compound as well, sure it has a price but in worst case scenario ask yourself this: do you rather bake your proc. rather then a few extra $ for a good and solid compound?
July 5, 2011 1:37:05 PM

soest009 said:
61C under load is well within spec.
see: http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_i5/Intel-Core%20i5-2...

But as stated by unknown if you really want to be sure I'd say go for the arctic silver compound as well, sure it has a price but in worst case scenario ask yourself this: do you rather bake your proc. rather then a few extra $ for a good and solid compound?

Yeah but is it really just the paste? I thought paste makes just a couple of degrees difference. Btw. I just did some gaming and the hottest core got to 52 C.
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July 5, 2011 1:40:54 PM

52C is nothing to worry about imo.
And yes thermal paste can make a difference, i have seen setups have temperature differences until 10C from stock to arctic paste.
Off course this is not guaranteed, but it never hurts to be safe.
July 5, 2011 2:14:18 PM

Your low number of case fans is no doubt driving your temps up.

FWIW, my CPU (see sig) idles at 36C and under OCCT burn runs at 55C. But I am using a Prolimatech Megahalems with two Yate Loon fans. And a HAF 922 with 2x 200m in, and a 120mm/200mm out.

A Sandy Bridge chip should be running cooler than a first gen i7. But not with the case cooling solution you have.

Edit: sig fail. Here's my specs:

i7-920 3.6 GHz / EVGA x58 SLI / EVGA 570 SC / 12GB G.Skill @ 1600 / OCZ Vertex 2 120GB / 2x WD Black 640GB Raid 0 / 750w Corsair Modular Pro / Samsung 2343BWX 23" @ 2048x1152
July 5, 2011 5:04:23 PM

Ok. Thank you everyone for your replies. I just tightened the heatsink screws and the backplate screws quite a lot. The hottes't cores max temp went down 2 degrees... maybe the Hyper 212+'s contact area is just so curved? Anyways... I'm just going to leave it like that for now... If I overclock in the future I will get proper paste and couple of more case fans :)  Oh... and after I had tightened the backplate screws I noticed something coming from under of one or two of them... from this area: http://i51.tinypic.com/huj8l2.png (picture not from my mobo). It looks like something plasticy... maybe the screws peeled some of the motherboards coating off? Or is it something else? Hopefully it's not dangerous...
July 5, 2011 5:19:39 PM

Viski said:
Ok. Thank you everyone for your replies. I just tightened the heatsink screws and the backplate screws quite a lot. The hottes't cores max temp went down 2 degrees... maybe the Hyper 212+'s contact area is just so curved? Anyways... I'm just going to leave it like that for now... If I overclock in the future I will get proper paste and couple of more case fans :)  Oh... and after I had tightened the backplate screws I noticed something coming from under of one or two of them... from this area: http://i51.tinypic.com/huj8l2.png (picture not from my mobo). It looks like something plasticy... maybe the screws peeled some of the motherboards coating off? Or is it something else? Hopefully it's not dangerous...


How tight did you get the screws?
July 5, 2011 5:21:17 PM

Mozart25 said:
How tight did you get the screws?

Almost as tight as I could. Doesn't seem to have caused any problems...
July 5, 2011 6:24:31 PM

Yeah... They only scraped the very topmost layer of the mobo... thank god...
Btw. Why am I not allowed to edit my messages? :o 
July 5, 2011 6:32:50 PM

Viski said:
Yeah... They only scraped the very topmost layer of the mobo... thank god...
Btw. Why am I not allowed to edit my messages? :o 


Glad to hear you didn't damage your mobo. Always be careful when tightening screws past hand-tight (or at least, screw-driver tight).

Did the 212+ not come with O-ring spacers to put between the mobo and the screw head?
July 5, 2011 7:02:47 PM

Mozart25 said:
Glad to hear you didn't damage your mobo. Always be careful when tightening screws past hand-tight (or at least, screw-driver tight).

Did the 212+ not come with O-ring spacers to put between the mobo and the screw head?

No it didn't... it's a cheap cooler :D 
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