I have a brand new Cyberpower PC with an i5-2500K. It is liquid cooled with an Asetek 510lc. Idle temperatures for my CPU are usually 40 Celsius, give or take 5 degrees. When playing a game for a short time, they can easily exceed 70 degrees, and they can probably go higher than that if I played longer. I seriously need help with this problem. I've only been able to play a few games on my new computer because I'm so scared. Any tips are appreciated, thanks.
My fan and heatsink are applied fine(I think, I don't see any problems). I don't have any thermal paste, I ordered it custom prebuilt from Cyberpower, so there should be thermal paste already applied, and I just got it on Christmas. Also, even though I do have bad air flow in my case(Which I do plan on fixing soon), that can't be the main problem, since I rarely see my GTX 570 going over 70 Celsius. It seems to only be my CPU.
I can try that, I just don't like going inside my computer. To remove the heatsink, wouldn't I have to remove the motherboard? Or can I do it with it still in my case? The reason I don't want to open my case is because I'm terrified of static electricity.
you don't have to remove the motherboard, you might need a screw driver depending on what kind of heatsink you have. just ground yourself on something big and metal first(the case will do) to remove static.
idle temps and load temps seem way too high--unless you are in a very hot country--whats the room temp?
for comparison my new 2600k build at 5ghz idles at about 25c and only gets in the mid 50 c range playing arkham
city at highest settings also with an overclocked gtx570 in there--though i have excellent airflow in my case--thats
using realtemp--the asus software reads the temps lower
and thats with my cctv software also running at the same time which uses about 20% cpu when recording
room temp here is only 18c to 20c
using a corsair h80 which isnt much above your cooler just a thicker radiator
is your cpu overclocked?
and have you one or 2 fans on the radiator?
and is speedstep enabled so the voltage drops when its idle?
My room temperature is probably 19-22c. Usually I have nothing running except Dolby Axon, some G19 applets, Steam, and maybe like Speedfan or Real Temp while playing a game. My CPU is running at stock speed, 3.3 GHz. My radiator has only one fan. I now think there is probably a problem with the CPU itself.
So, I called Cyberpower, they're sending me a new water cooler to install. The guy on the line said they've had some other people calling with a similar problem with this same cooler. Thanks for your support. If you still want me to post my CPU-Z and HWMonitor stuff I can, though I don't see how it's necessary.