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CPU temp help! (i5 2500k @3.7 ghz)

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January 28, 2012 4:39:20 PM

I have the COOLER MASTER 212+ and my temps on my i5 2500k OC'ed 10% to 3.7 ghz IDLE read as the following:
Core #0: 34 C
Core #1: 40 C
Core #2: 38 C
Core #3: 35 C

Under heavy load, it reaches a little over 80 Degrees C
Is this a problem? Should I upgrade to a liquid cooler instead of keeping this COOLER MASTER 212+? I thought a decent off-the-market cooler would be good enough to keep a slightly OC'ed Processor (10%) cooled under a heavy load.

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January 28, 2012 4:50:07 PM

Where do you live? Is the cooler mounted on properly? Is case airflow good?
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January 28, 2012 4:52:46 PM

It..should be mounted properly. Why? Do the idle readings seem high, as well?
Nothing is blocking much space in my tower. It's pretty wide open so I doubt airflow is a problem.
While playing a game, Temps reach around 55 C. Is that too high?
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January 28, 2012 4:57:54 PM

Check again, 80C is much too high. I was only reaching the ~70C on my 2600k @4.6ghz.
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January 28, 2012 5:15:28 PM

Alrighty, Ill give it a try sometime during the day and see how much cooler it'll get. What method do you recommend while applying the thermal paste?
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January 28, 2012 5:21:52 PM

Only use a TINY amount of paste -- to much does more harm than good.

My i5 is running at 4.3ghz and 35C at the moment :-) Granted I have a performance cooler, but the 212+ should be pretty good too. Sometimes I get near 50C.
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January 28, 2012 7:21:56 PM

Ah....I guess the method of applying thermal paste was inefficient (Damn Youtube!!) Corners of my CPU had no thermal paste on it, so I reapplied and made sure a thin layer was spread throughout the entire cpu. Now, When I run IBT, top temp is a mere 65 degrees C compared to over 80. Bah, I feel like such a novice. Simple solution =) Thanks for everyone's help, though!
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January 28, 2012 8:04:50 PM

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January 28, 2012 9:51:09 PM

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