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Weird CPU and core temp

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August 29, 2011 3:14:14 AM

I just built a new computer using a i5 3.1 GHZ cpu with a HAF 932 case so airflow is nice with cables out of the way. Only thing I haven't upgraded just yet is the video card. My cpu runs at 75-85c idle and core temps at 35-45c idle. Yet when I play a game its 50-60c core and 60-70c cpu. I am very confused yet my stock fan is on the cpu perfectly and everything. Anyone know whats up?

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August 31, 2011 6:13:24 AM

Hello, and welcome to THG.

Have you overclocked? If not, are you sure your heatsink is mounted properly? Is the thermal paste any good?
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August 31, 2011 6:34:24 AM

60-70 C for CPU during game is normal
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August 31, 2011 6:35:38 AM

Wait, how does that work, your CPU idles 85 but in game its 60-70? So your temp goes down with load? Did you write that properly or is it just bad sensors?
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September 13, 2011 2:30:11 AM

Yes. The sensor is broken.
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