What in the world is up with my temps?

So I just built my first rig, fried up my first i7-2600k because of a poorly installed heatsink.

Got my second one in there now on a new motherboard, using the stock heatsink (its definitely installed properly) and I'm getting some volatile temp reports...




My CPU seems to be running ridiculously hot on idle...
anyone know what might be up with that?
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  1. 37-39 is not terrible for idle, but it certainly is a bit warm. The 78 on CPU for speedfan can be ignored.

    What is the temperature in the room? Low 30s would be more what I would expect for the stock heatsink, but I have a i5-2500K which might run cooler possibly.

    I'm not an expert though and just sharing my experiences.
  2. d0pe said:
    So I just built my first rig, fried up my first i7-2600k because of a poorly installed heatsink.

    Got my second one in there now on a new motherboard, using the stock heatsink (its definitely installed properly) and I'm getting some volatile temp reports...

    http://i55.tinypic.com/b8lorb.png


    My CPU seems to be running ridiculously hot on idle...
    anyone know what might be up with that?

    Nope for stock cooler its normal.
    I get around 36c to 39c.And when playing games i get 55c.Its normal.The more important temps are load temps.
  3. Those temps are not "volatile" or "ridiculously hot" they are fine so you have nothing to worry about, infact they are pretty good for a stock fan.

    What are your load temps? as someone else has already said these are more important.
  4. Quote:
    I get those idle temps with my i5 2500k and noctua NH-U9B-SE2


    I get similar temps too (4.5Ghz 1.3v) I get between 28c and 35c depending on room temp on idle and around 60c with prime stress test.
  5. Quote:
    I have found that the rated top temperature is 98c but you want to aim for 70c load in all honesty.


    Yeah I agree.
  6. They are fine as long as long as the CPU is not overclocked. Judging by his idle temps I would be surprised if he goes over 70c much.
  7. I just installed a Coolermaster V8 and did some stress testing... only left it on for like 5 minutes but I saw one of my cores creeping into the low 70s
  8. d0pe said:
    I just installed a Coolermaster V8 and did some stress testing... only left it on for like 5 minutes but I saw one of my cores creeping into the low 70s

    dont see an issue really. thats higher than i would expect form a V8 though.
  9. I'm not overclocked sitting at 3.4 ghz

    :( I don't think I'll be able to oc
  10. Quote:
    I would reapply your thermal paste.
    Use a pea sized amount in middle of cpu then replace the heatsink and test again.

    +1; i dont see how with a v8 you are getting those temps. reseating your cooler with new paste will most likely fix your issue. you should be max 55c with that cooler
  11. d0pe said:
    I just installed a Coolermaster V8 and did some stress testing... only left it on for like 5 minutes but I saw one of my cores creeping into the low 70s


    What is your ambient temperature?...It makes a huge difference.
  12. Well it gets pretty hot in my room, as its a little small.. that might be the issue...

    I went ahead and ordered a Corsair H80, you guys think that will bring much improvement?
  13. stop ordering stuff we are trying to figure this out and the H80 prolly wont solve the problem as the previous heat sink was just fine. a lot of air coolers are actually better then lower end water coolers and i believe the h80 is one of those lower end water coolers.

    give us your approximate room temps and let us know if you seated your heat sink right. why ask us for help if you arent going to answer our questions?
  14. I don't have any way to find the exact temp of my room... I made sure the heatsink was seated properly it is for sure
  15. What case do you have mate? there may be a problem with your airflow.

    As cbrunnem said don't ask for help and then change your hardware, your making it difficult to help you and you may be wasting your money (though to be honest I don't care about that)
  16. I'm using an Antec Lanboy Air and my cable management is pretty poor (non existent)
  17. you still havent given us an ambient temperature
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