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I5 2500k Overheating

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January 6, 2012 7:12:42 AM

Hi all, I just built a new computer with an intel i5 2500k. Turned on the computer and everything was running well. Then I loaded speed fan and I saw that my CPU was idling at 55C?!?! This seems very hot to me. I am using the stock fan, but it does not seem like it should be idling this hot. Furthermore, my Core 0 temp is 56C at idle. Does it have to break in?

Also, by AMD 5970 is idling at 59C!?!?

What is going on here, I'm confused!

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a c 186 à CPUs
January 6, 2012 7:21:28 AM

5970 temps are perfectly fine, but is the cooler mounted on properly and is case airflow good? Also try a different software such as hw monitor.
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January 6, 2012 7:37:46 AM

Try to reinstall cpu cooler. The cpu temps on idle are high. Try to improve your case airflow because 5970 on idle at 59C is not normal.I have 61-63 C when im playing.
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January 6, 2012 2:06:21 PM

the push pin cooler is really easy to do wrong, each pin must be pushed fully through, it can take a lot of force, and each pin should be solid and imoveable afterwards.
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January 6, 2012 3:34:11 PM

I checked it this morning and I failed to push the pins in far enough. Under full load with Prime95 I am at 45C is this a good temperature? My core0 is still pretty high at 62C.

Also, I do have a Coolermaster Hyper212. Installing it would mean disassembling everything because I need to put the support brackets behind the motherboard. Is it necessary to go through all this if I am getting the above temps or should the CPU be fine if I don't overclock.
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January 6, 2012 4:03:08 PM

If your load temp is 45C then your fine.
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January 6, 2012 4:25:30 PM

Is it ok that my core0 is at 62C? I'm not quite sure what that means.
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