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I5 2500k Gaming Rig with Spinq VT - Are These Temperatures Ok?

Last response: in CPUs
October 1, 2011 10:23:57 PM

I recently built a new system, pulled out the Intel stock cooler and installed a Thermaltake Spinq VT, and I'm wondering how my new temperatures look.

System Info:
Intel i5 2500k
Windows 7 Home Pro 64 bit
EVGA Nvidia GTX 570
Sabertooth P67 Motherboard
Thermaltake Spinq VT CPU Heatsink/Fan

Old Temps With Stock Cooler (using "ReamTemp" to measure):
39-42c - Idle
75c and climbing - Load (IntelBurn Test at Max. I killed the test because the temps were freaking me out).

New Temps with Spinq VT
35c - Idle
55c - Load (IntelBurn Test at Max. Ran the test 5 times, and it held steady at about 55c)
45-47c - Gaming, playing Metro 2033 at max settings. I used RealTemp to log the temps while I played for about 20 minutes then took a look).

How's this look? I feel like it's decent, though I sort of wish my idle temp was cooler. However, I think those load temps are pretty good for a non-water cooler.

Anyway, let me know what you guys think. I'm open to reapplying the thermal paste (have Arctic Silver 5) but I sort of don't want to. Doing that stuff is a royal b#$%, as you know.

Thanks in advance!

October 12, 2011 12:18:40 AM

Best answer selected by xmadmardiganx.