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I3-2100 Cooling Solutions?

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December 29, 2011 2:59:35 AM

So i have an i3-2100, my idle temps have been high in my opinion 35c on core 1 and around 45c on core 2 using the stock HSF. I just looked on real temp and I hit 60c YIKES while playing crysis or TF2 one of them. Which has never happened before. Would a Cool Master Hyper 212+ be overkill? The price point is good, along with being one of the best rated coolers. Also it would be good when I plan to upgrade to Ivy Bridge. I was also looking at the CM TX3 but it has the dreaded push pins....My case is a CM Elite 430. Any suggestions? Possibly something cheaper, but also good for future CPU upgrades? I'm kinda a chicken when it comes to doing things that involve the CPU. Also would it even be worth it to upgrade?

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December 29, 2011 3:29:11 AM

Double check your cooler mounting.
Make sure all four corners are pushed in = loud click is good
I've missed pushing one pin all the way in before with a stock cooler.
I'm sure either the TX3 or 212+ would do a great job on a 2100.
December 29, 2011 3:36:43 AM

davcon said:
Double check your cooler mounting.
Make sure all four corners are pushed in = loud click is good
I've missed pushing one pin all the way in before with a stock cooler.
I'm sure either the TX3 or 212+ would do a great job on a 2100.

I actually did that at first, all secured firmly. I think i'm going to be ordering the 212+ in the next month or so. Still can't figure out while temps shot up from like 30-35 idle. to like 40-45.
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