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I5 2500k @3.30ghz temperature question.

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October 11, 2011 11:14:55 AM

I recently picked up a Coolermaster hyper 212+ and I plan to overclock this cpu within the week. Using Prime95 to tourture test at full load for an hour and coretemp to measure the temps these were my results:

http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g352/landy1337/core...

Do these temps sound about right? 55 degrees on stock clock with full load sounds abit high to me considering it is a custom cooler and not overclocked at all. I also believe turbo mode is enabled to 3.6ghz but I am not exactly how sure it works.

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October 11, 2011 11:24:07 AM

Temps are perfectly fine :)  Look very "average" for i5-2500k

The idle temps are always going to be similar, as are load temps. It's not until you start over-clocking that you will really see the advantages of an after-market cooler.

If you wish for better cooling, you could take the CPU fan off "auto" and leave it on 100% however this will increase noise and isn't necessary since your temps are low anyway.
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October 11, 2011 11:27:29 AM

Are you able to tell me how to take the fan off auto? I plan to OC this week and that might come in handy.
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October 11, 2011 11:32:56 AM

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October 11, 2011 11:34:52 AM

Usually in the BIOS somewhere.

If not you may need to get a 3pin-molex adapter so you can plug the CPU fan directly into the PSU (this makes sure it always runs at 100%).
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October 11, 2011 11:59:05 AM

Also there are a few other things that will affect over all temp. Those are case entilation, ambient temperature and chip model itself.
Be very carefull if you overclock in winter, cold time. Later you will probably forget to recheck the temperature when ambient temps tend to rise.
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