Idling at 42C Intel i5 2500k Tags: CPUs Intel i5 Last response: August 5, 2011 9:06 PM in CPUs Share Yoshilegend August 4, 2011 11:09:47 PM I have recently upgraded my PC today, and I'm getting 42C during idle. (Haven't tested for full load) Is this normal? I'm running an intel Stock cooler with these specs Intel i5 2500k 4GB (2x 2gb) Ripjaws RAM XFX ATI Radeon 5670 Graphics Card Asus P8Z68 Motherboard 500w Cooler Master Extreme PSU EDIT I've read somewhere that it takes a few days, or a week or two for the "Thermal paste"in the CPU and the motherboard to settle. I'm getting 30C on the motherboard idling. I also have a Raidmax Skyline Case. More about : idling 42c intel 2500k henydiah a c 136 à CPUs August 5, 2011 3:00:50 AM try use benchmark cinebench 11.5 your CPu ran at 100% and GPU % http://www.maxon.net/downloads/cinebench/cinebench-115.... open hwmonitor -minimise-open Cinebench - ran bencmark - finish -maximize hw monitor --- you wil see max temp CPU AdrianPerry a b à CPUs August 5, 2011 9:33:00 AM i5-2500k w/ Arctic Freezer 13 (92mm fan) Gives me idle ~30 and under load ~ 65 Your temps do seem a little high @ 40 degrees idle. What CPU cooler are you using? Is the CPU overclocked? Related resources Intel i5 2500k temps misreadings? - Forum I5 2500k not oced running at 80°C+ - Forum Need help Cooler for I5 2500K . - Forum Intel i5 2500k/ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 OverClocking Settings REAAAAAAD! - Forum Intel i5 2500K High temperature Idle+in Game - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dhicks19 August 5, 2011 9:55:51 AM are you using the thermal paste that came with the cooler? You could try cleaning it off and adding some decent AS5. Test your temps at load using Prime 95. henydiah a c 136 à CPUs August 5, 2011 11:10:15 AM Do not ran at prime95 for default , it's dangerous since you had cooler master Psu, crap ! I think this program just test stabillity, for better ran benchmark your system dhicks19 August 5, 2011 11:13:05 AM how is it dangerous, P95 runs the cpu at 100% load regardless, im sure the psu aint gonna go bang when he stresses the cpu. coolermasters may not be the best but by hell they are not the worse. AdrianPerry a b à CPUs August 5, 2011 11:25:12 AM The gripe i believe with CoolerMaster PSU's isn't that they blow up under stress, just that they dont deliver the power they say they do. You shouldn't have any issues running Prime. Yoshilegend August 5, 2011 9:06:00 PM Im considering on upgrading the heat sink, then the power supply, a get a new video card. Ill run P95 after work and display the results. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumYipeee I think I did it right this time - i5 2500k ForumIntel i5 2500k 97 degrees Celius on IDLE! Need help! ForumI5 2500k idle temps high? ForumI5 2500k idle core temps, are these stable? ForumIntel i5 2500K ForumI5 2500K 87 DEGREES IDLE! + Asus P8P67 Evo Problems NEED HELP! ForumIntel i5 2500K temperatures while gaming ForumOpinions and price of this PSU........... ForumCore i5 2500K was scratched when putting in case. Forum[Solved] I5 2500k with all 4 cores at 90% ForumAMD Athlon II X2 P360 Processor vs intel core I3 processor ForumIntel Xeon ForumIntel i3-2310m question regarding RAM Forum[Solved] Budget intel cpu for average gamer ForumIntel i5 Cooling problem More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !