Hey everyone, I have recently discovered my cpu has been reaching some high temperatures, and I have no idea how to stop this. my cpu is the new sandybridge i5-2500k, and its reaching even 80 degrees celcius when playing some games. I'm currently using the stock fan and just added some arctic silver 5 which didn't really help. What could I do to stop these high temperatures, I know its not safe for a cpu to be 80c.
Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section, I'm new to tom's hardware
Its a pushpin one, but yeah, it should be on correctly. maybe I should try an aftermarket heatsink cooler. But, my friends have never had a problem with their temps. I'm getting around 40c when absolutely nothing is running, yet one of my friends runs at least 6 programs, a ton of tabs in chrome and sometimes even 2 games as well, and he only reaches 50c and he's using the stock cooler as well.
If the heat sink is seated properly I guess most probably it might be defective better yet grab an aftermarket cooler just to be safe. Hyper 212 is the cheapest yet reliable in keeping those temps down.
My computer is in a closed room where at times the air does get hot. I might try buying another case fan as well, though, if possible, I'd rather go with something better than the 212+, but thanks for all of your suggestions and comments.