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I7-2600K temps

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January 28, 2012 7:52:14 PM


Im wondering when I should be worried about my new i7-2600K. The idle temps are about 29-30C and under load in Prime95 I get to about 70C.

Just wondering if thats about average? If I need to re-seat the H70 or apply new TIM etc...
And what other cooler I might want to look at if the H70 isnt capable of properly cooling.

Case: Cooler Master HAF-X
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K
Cooler: Corsair H70
Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/GEN3
Mem: 16GB Corsair Vengence
Video Card(s): EVGA GTX 580 2-way SLI

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a c 186 à CPUs
January 28, 2012 9:00:55 PM

Reseat your h70, it is loose.
January 28, 2012 10:33:40 PM

I did, tightened it pretty well. now im at like 35c with no load.

Is it possible to over tighten? Is it an issue with the Arctic Silver 5? (Not sure if the stuff goes bad and mine is a year or two old) or is my H70 just crap?
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a c 186 à CPUs
January 28, 2012 10:51:56 PM

when did you apply as5?
a b à CPUs
January 28, 2012 10:51:58 PM

That's about exactly what I get but with mine @ 4.6 ghz. Are you on stock settings?
January 28, 2012 11:24:22 PM

Applied AS5 about 3 days ago and ran prime95 for about 18 hours that day and for a few hours since. I know it takes a while for AS5 to really start working properly.

Im sure im just paranoid about the whole thing. Just want to make sure its not running hotter than it should be.
a c 328 à CPUs
January 29, 2012 12:45:53 AM

I agree with Bearclaw99. Those temps look just like mine at 4.5Ghz. Are you overclocked? If not then somethings wrong.
January 29, 2012 2:52:56 AM

The turbo-boost is set to 4.3 according to my bios so when I run prime95 its hits 4.3 and around 70c.
a c 328 à CPUs
January 29, 2012 3:05:06 AM

Are your voltages set to auto? If so you can probably lower them. I am at 4.5Ghz at 1.32v.
a c 173 à CPUs
January 29, 2012 3:12:52 AM

Your temps are fine for how you are operating.

You will do better by not using Turbo Boost and doing a proper overclock in the BIOS.
January 29, 2012 4:55:39 AM

I havnt touched the voltages or anything. Im using a new ASUS board so I set it to "ASUS Optimal" settings but I havnt done/dont know how to do any overclocking or tweaking so I havnt touched any of the voltages or anything like that.