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I5-2500 Intel Boxed cooler temperature problem

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October 25, 2011 10:16:36 PM


I've build a new PC today. But I think if got a problem with my CPU temperature.

I'm using an Intel Core i5-2500, Boxed Intel cooler, ASRock H67M-GE/HT Mainboard, Lian Li Case with 3 120mm fans, 580W Be Quiet E9.

I get about 45 degrees CPU temp in idle which CPU fan and case fans at max. Speed. (and 43 degreees with open case)

The air out of the case fan is absolutely cold.

Does anyone has an idea why my temp is that high?

When I try to make the system quite silent, I get about 55 degrees in idle.

Thank for your help in advance.
a b à CPUs
October 25, 2011 10:29:01 PM

Are you overclocking?
October 25, 2011 10:29:47 PM

No, I'm running at the default settings.
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a b à CPUs
October 25, 2011 10:34:14 PM

Have you taken the heatsink off of the processor since installing? Was the Thermalpaste in good condition when you originally installed it? (no gaps or anything)

Is the heatsink tightly attached to the CPU?
a b à CPUs
October 25, 2011 10:56:04 PM

That should be fine.

If you try to twist of move the heatsink, can you? or is it very solidly attached?
October 25, 2011 11:00:07 PM

It possible to move, but just a little bit, 2 or 3 mm.
October 26, 2011 12:55:35 AM

It shouldn't be able to move at all, it should be locked in securely, and no give as the pressure it puts on the cpu will allow the heat to transfer properly
a c 120 à CPUs
October 26, 2011 1:42:21 AM

^+1 exactly you shouldn't be able to budge a properly seated stock fan.