I5 2500k reaching 73 celcius during video render

Hey there.
I'm new to the scene of PC building, and this is my first custom built computer. My brother helped me build it and he has built quite a few computers before, so hopefully most beginners mistakes can be ruled out. It's running on the stock cooler, however, the thermal paste was reapplied (Artic Silver) after I realised that the temps were too high. It didn't really help at all.

It hit 73 degrees after video rendering for less than a minute. I also tried Prime95, and the temperatures reached 82 degrees after no more than a minute.

What's wrong here? And should I be concerned of the health of my CPU?

Thanks.
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  1. That is to high, most likely your cooler is not seated correctly!
  2. Here is a trick to help test to see if the HSF (heatsink/fan) is seated right. Reach down and grab one of the twist clips and pull straight up. If it comes up then it wasnt clipped right. Do this in turn to each of the clips on the four corners of the HSF.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  3. When you built the computer, did you put thermal paste between the HSF and CPU? That is definitely not a step you want to miss ;)
  4. My temps were running high when I first got my i5 2500k. First time I put it on temps were high, and I re-ordered new thermal paste from intel. I reapplied the way they show you to and made sure my cooler was seated right. My i5 idles at 23*C in a 70*F room. Under load in prime it doesn't go any higher than 62*C...And thats OC at 4.6ghz
  5. Alright, thanks guys. I will try the trick tomorrow and see what happens. If it does pop off, does that mean (after reapplying paste) I will have to push it in even more? I cringed at the amount the motherboard bended when I applied pressure to get the things through origionally :??:, am I just being a wuss? :p

    Cheers again.
  6. Wuss!
    Just make sure they are properly attached.
  7. rolli59 said:
    Wuss!
    Just make sure they are properly attached.

    Haha, ok! :D

    Anonymous said:
    I reapplied the way they show you to

    Where do they show this? I certainly would be interested to know how the "proper" method is.
  8. I remounted the cooler today, no luck. The twist pipes didn't come up, so it was properly attached. It hit about 74 degrees during render, understandably that will decrease due to the settling period for the thermal paste... but it still is too high.

    It idles around 39 - 44 celcius.

    I'm not sure what to do next :(.
  9. If it is at stock speed then I would go for RMA.
  10. rolli59 said:
    If it is at stock speed then I would go for RMA.

    Luckily I haven't touched any of the clock speeds etc, I've always been very paranoid about that kind of thing. I'll look into RMA'ing it as soon as possible. Fingers crossed that it will be better!

    Thanks again.
  11. I used this stuff http://click.intel.com/Thermal_Interface_Material_grease_-P1029.aspx

    My temps are super low even with stock cpu cooler.

    And for the things ive seen and how intel tells you how to apply

    This is the way intel tells you how to do it, couldn't find the tutorial but this is what it looks like.


    http://www.circuitremix.com/?q=node/124&page=0%2C4
  12. Hey again, reporting back with good news!

    The RMA was successful and I have installed the new i5 into my system today. It's running much cooler than previously, and even during Prime 95 it only reached 65 degrees (previously 80 or more).

    Thanks everyone for the help!
  13. Yedanker said:
    Hey again, reporting back with good news!

    The RMA was successful and I have installed the new i5 into my system today. It's running much cooler than previously, and even during Prime 95 it only reached 65 degrees (previously 80 or more).

    Thanks everyone for the help!

    Great enjoy!
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