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 139 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 m 0 l 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? m 0 l Related resources Intel i7 3770K idling at 42°C, even with liquid cooling - Forum Intel i5 2500K High temperature Idle+in Game - Forum Intel i5 2500k 97 degrees Celius on IDLE! Need help! - Forum System Idle temps 42C I7-4770k - Forum Idling 68C° on first boot, i5 2500k... - 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. m 0 l henydiah a c 139 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 m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIntel Core I5 3570K vs Intel Core I5 2500K Forum SolvedAMD fx 8350 42C at idle, after overclock fro, 4.0 to 4.3? Forum SolvedNeed advise for replacing motherboard (Intel i-5 2500k) Forum SolvedIntel i5 2500k vs 3570k Forum SolvedWhat PSU should i use for my intel core i5 2500k Forum SolvedIntel i5 2500k stuck at 4.5ghz Forum SolvedHow to overclock intel i5 2500k on a z77x-ud3h mobo? Forum Solvedintel i5 2500k and radeon hd 7850? Forum Solvedi5 2500k @ 4.4 GHz high idle temps? Forum SolvedFX 8350 vs. Intel i5 2500k? Forum SolvedASUS P8P67-M + intel i5 2500k for OC 101 Forum cpu 42c idle 87c load Forum SolvedIntel i5 2500K Forum SolvedI5 2500k, 45-50 Idle, 95 when running GW2 Forum SolvedIntel i5 2500k strange temperatures being reported Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !