Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Core i3 idling at high temps [Solved]

Tags:
Last response: in CPUs
Share
April 21, 2012 5:35:14 PM

Hey guys I got a core i3 2120 recently and put it in a Biostar Z77 Board. For some reason the idle temp has been around 60C and i was wondering if this is normal? I read some other threads about similar problems and I'm thinking maybe the board is overclocked or something and is messing with the CPU settings? I check the heat sink and it is properly set on the board. I also have good airflow: 1 120mm intake fan and 2 120mm exit fan. I felt the back of the board where the CPU is and it is barely warm so maybe the sensor is messed up? Im not sure what to do because when it is under load it will go up to 100C..

http://www.imagebam.com/image/b85725186153119

http://www.imagebam.com/image/239346186153106
a c 78 à CPUs
April 21, 2012 6:34:38 PM

It looks to me based on the 2nd link you gave, its idling at 42c. Thats fine. Under heavy load, I wouldn't panic until you see it go over 80c.
m
0
l
April 21, 2012 7:00:05 PM

So, do you think that it's ok playing Deus Ex at 60C?
I'm thinking of getting a Cooloer Master Hyper 212 for it just so it won't always be so hot, do you think that would help with the temps?
m
0
l
Related resources

Best solution

a c 78 à CPUs
April 21, 2012 7:07:37 PM

radeon1010 said:
So, do you think that it's ok playing Deus Ex at 60C?
I'm thinking of getting a Cooloer Master Hyper 212 for it just so it won't always be so hot, do you think that would help with the temps?



An aftermarket cooler is almost always better than a stock one, however, yes 60C is fine, I believe. I would be inclined to try to do another application of thermal compound on the stock HSF before I ran out and bought a new cooler. Its possible that you had air bubbles in it when you installed it, or something.

The only real reason to buy an aftermarket cooler other than overclocking (which you cant do with a 2120) would be if you found the stock fan to be too loud. I don't know about i3s, but the stock HSF that came with my Phenom II was pretty loud under load by my standards (and I'm the kinda guy who has a box fan in my room in the dead of winter for the ambient noise)

Share
April 21, 2012 7:40:13 PM

Ya I was thinking of reapplying the thermal paste but I am planning to get an i5 or i7 K model when the ivy bridge ones come out so I was eventually going to get a better CPU cooler anyways (and the Cooler Master Hyper 212 is only 23 bucks on amazon so w/e). Thanks for the advice guys :) 
m
0
l
May 1, 2012 12:09:08 AM

Best answer selected by radeon1010.
m
0
l
!