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December 24, 2011 2:12:27 PM

Hello,

I have an i5- 2500 K processor.

I get an average cpu temperature of 38 - 41 C. and system temp of 33 - 34 C .

Is this normal?

Also, how can I learn how to overclock my computer? I have a gtx 460, not sure if that matters though.

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December 24, 2011 3:12:02 PM

If you CPU is not overclocked your temp are a little high than normal. Mine are between 23-26 in idle with Zalman CNPS10X Performa. If you want to overclock buy an aftermarket cooler.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU can be overclocked very easy from BIOS , just raise the multiplier , to 4.2-4.3 without raising the power , save and quit.
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December 24, 2011 7:16:36 PM

With the stock cooler those cpu temperatures are pretty normal.
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December 24, 2011 8:08:41 PM

Overclocking the 2500k is really easy. It's basically just up the turbo multiplier and up the voltage, turning off some of the power saving features if you really need to.
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December 25, 2011 3:12:39 AM

Make sure you have a good cooler before overclocking!!
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December 31, 2011 11:15:04 PM

sosofm said:
If you CPU is not overclocked your temp are a little high than normal. Mine are between 23-26 in idle with Zalman CNPS10X Performa. If you want to overclock buy an aftermarket cooler.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU can be overclocked very easy from BIOS , just raise the multiplier , to 4.2-4.3 without raising the power , save and quit.


I just tried to overclock, but couldnt find the "multiplier" option . I turned on the OC Genie, and it increased it to 4.2 ghz, but it went to 45 C. Also, after doing so, while restarting the computer, it failed multiple times and said i should switch it back. Please help
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December 31, 2011 11:21:00 PM

Those all sound like idle temperatures, which are honestly not that important. Full load temperatures are the more important thing to keep an eye on - use some method of loading the processor to 100% (such as Prime95) and see what the temperature is then. Most people like to keep it below 70-75C or so on modern Intel CPUs.
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January 8, 2012 12:50:08 AM

cjl said:
Those all sound like idle temperatures, which are honestly not that important. Full load temperatures are the more important thing to keep an eye on - use some method of loading the processor to 100% (such as Prime95) and see what the temperature is then. Most people like to keep it below 70-75C or so on modern Intel CPUs.


Where can I safely download prime95?
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January 8, 2012 2:26:54 AM

It sounds like you've never overclocked before. You should read up on over clocking because if you mess up you can end up frying your CPU.
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