Closed I7 over clocking temps Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Last response: January 30, 2012 10:02 PM in CPUs Share J_f67 January 30, 2012 8:18:56 PM I have a qUestion about my temps after I overclocked my CPU. I have an I7 2600K overclocked to 4.5 with a Hyper 212. The problem is that my idle temps are in the 40's. The voltages are at stock so what do you think is wrong or is this normal. More about : clocking temps Best solution rds1220 a c 141 à CPUs January 30, 2012 8:20:04 PM Share That does seem high for idle. Is the fan plugged in and working? If all that checks out I would say wipe off the old thermal paste and re-apply. IntelEnthusiast a c 188 à CPUs January 30, 2012 8:24:43 PM My experience with my Intel® Core™ i7-2600K and the Cooler Master hyper 212+ with 2 fans in a push/pull set up is for idle temps in the high 20s or low 30s. Christian Wood Intel Enthusiast Team Related resources Over clocking a core i7 950 - Forum CPU over clocking HSF and temps problem. - Forum Over Clocking the i7 920 - Forum I'm over clocking my i7 i have 1000q's - Forum Over Clocking i7 920 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer J_f67 January 30, 2012 8:24:54 PM Yes the fan is plugged into the CPU fan header and it seems to be working fine. I'll TTY re applying thermal paste and see what happens. J_f67 January 30, 2012 8:31:48 PM Ok I just pulled the heatsink off and I think it was to much. It was kind of overflowing off the sides. I wiped off the old thermal paste and re-applied and the temps are in the high 20's. rds1220 a c 141 à CPUs January 30, 2012 8:35:39 PM If it was overflowing than it was definitely to much thermal paste. You don't need a lot of thermal paste to be effective. When it comes to thermal paste the main thought is less is more. J_f67 January 30, 2012 8:39:07 PM Best answer selected by J_f67. Mousemonkey a b à CPUs January 30, 2012 10:02:30 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Over clocking Forum First time over clocking ..should I stay? Forum I7 3770k overclock temps Forum I7 3930k Are my Temps Ok? Forum I7 3770 Heat Tests in 85F Room Temps Forum My FX-8350 lags upon under AND over clocking in a strange way? Forum ( Temps after Install?) i7 920 w/ CM Hyper 212+ Forum I7 2600 temps ... are these ok? Forum Way to put 3pin fan to PWM? Forum [Solved] HWMonitor Temps Forum Q9550 + Noctua NH-U12P = High temps, especially on idle Forum [Solved] Can voltages kill your CPU even with lowe temps? Forum Amd phenom II x4 955 Can't see temps Forum [Solved] FX 8150 Are Theses Temps Normal?? Forum I want to start over Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !