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I5 2400 overheating

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April 29, 2012 8:03:01 PM

Hi my pc is 1 month old. Today i checked temperatures to see how it performs.
The pc specs are: i5 2400 ; video amd hd 7850; corsair bulder series 500w; case cooler master elite 430; MB- asrock h61/u3s3
The cpu is using stock cooler. The temp with core temp are 39-41 celsius idle and when i play games like bf3, diablo 3 beta or ssf4(which is not demanding) my cpu goes to 71 celsius. Is that temp too high?

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April 29, 2012 8:05:49 PM

on the warm for the stock cooler but not unexpected. adding an aftermarket cooler like the cooler master 212+ can help alleviate that.
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April 30, 2012 8:02:30 PM

zetrax said:
Hi my pc is 1 month old. Today i checked temperatures to see how it performs.
The pc specs are: i5 2400 ; video amd hd 7850; corsair bulder series 500w; case cooler master elite 430; MB- asrock h61/u3s3
The cpu is using stock cooler. The temp with core temp are 39-41 celsius idle and when i play games like bf3, diablo 3 beta or ssf4(which is not demanding) my cpu goes to 71 celsius. Is that temp too high?


If it has got warmer recently it could be environmental especially if you have limited air flow through your case. But if you feel it hasn't I would recommend reseating the cooler (so take it off, clean it and then use the Pea method of putting on thermal paste) and see how that goes.

71deg is acceptable for those chips under full load though, try running prime 95 first to see how high it goes
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April 30, 2012 8:14:51 PM

Tested with intel proc. diagnostic tool and result is 32 celsius below max. The cpu temp was 53 but core temp reached 72 celsius max with aida 64.
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April 30, 2012 8:21:45 PM

zetrax said:
Tested with intel proc. diagnostic tool and result is 32 celsius below max. The cpu temp was 53 but core temp reached 72 celsius max with aida 64.


Doesn't sound too bad to me, the easiest things to do is what Ferret said and buy an aftermarket cooler or try and undervolt your processor.
For example my i7 at 1.37v was 75 deg... at my current volts is 62deg max
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