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I5 2500k safe temps.

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July 21, 2011 11:09:27 PM

Hey, I was wondering what safe temps for my cpu are. I have started folding (donating to the toms hardware team) and my temps have been getting really high on my processor (I5 2500k) I was just wondering if these temps are safe / normal with stock cooling under 100% cpu load from F@H.
core0 = current 60 max of 65
core1 = current 64 max of 70
core2 = current 67 max of 73
core3= current 65 max of 71

System specs:
Case: Antec 900 two
CPU: 2nd Gen Intel I5 3.3ghz
RAM: One 4GB stick of DDR 1333 Pioneer ram
Hard Drive: Seagate baracuda low power 5200rpm 1tb hd
Opticle drive: Generic dvd r+w
PSU: Ultra 550 lifetime series
Graphics Card: MSI N460GTX Twin FROZR II

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July 21, 2011 11:25:54 PM

Those temps look reasonable if teh proc. is at 100%, most anything below 75 will be plenty cool enough. Above 75 and you really start getting to the point of long-term damage that will cause premature failure. But even that has a way to go above 75C. Since you are using the stock cooler, change that and get some nice thermalpaste. (I use arctic silver but they are NOT the only ones making quality goo) Good luck!
July 22, 2011 12:13:29 AM

Also i forgot to say its not 100% cpu usage its 100% cpu access setting on my Folding at home settings.
Would reducing my v core help cool it down?
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July 22, 2011 12:52:15 AM

To tell you the truth, Intel stock coolers are pretty much crap and give iffy temps even at stock sometimes. You'd probably be best off investing in a cheap aftermarket cooler for $20-30

You'll have to do that anyways if you plan on overclocking it, which I assume you may with a 2500K & P67 board
July 22, 2011 1:32:06 AM

I think im going to buy a hyper 212+ and use the automatic overclock software that comes loaded on the board.
July 23, 2011 12:21:35 AM

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July 23, 2011 12:42:45 AM

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