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I5 2500k temp cpu/core normal??

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May 10, 2012 6:16:16 PM

:hello:  hi, I recently bought a core i5 2500k cpu with corsair hydro h80 water cooling. according to aida64 my idle temp is 19-20ºC / 66/68ºF but the core temp is 29-31ºC/84-86ºF.

my doubt is if its normal to have a difference of 10 degrees between the core and the cpu? someone with core i5 could compare the temps?.. I think a difference of 3 to 5 degrees may be normal but 10º ..... :non: 

I have not tested the temp with the cpu at 100% but in games come 28ºC cpu and 38ºC core. A funny thing, sometimes after playing a while the cpu temperature is maintained at 40°C, the other devices including cores back to 30°C, After reboot indicates the normal temperature again.



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May 10, 2012 6:46:33 PM

The temp of 28 C is a good temp for the i5 2500K. The difference that you may be getting may be an external temp of te CPU, but 28 C at idle and 38 in games is very good. I would not worrk unless my CPU temps exceeded 60 C.
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May 10, 2012 7:09:14 PM

What does your motherboard BIOS report for idle temps?
Compare them with what the other program reports.
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May 11, 2012 5:27:27 PM

WR2 said:
What does your motherboard BIOS report for idle temps?
Compare them with what the other program reports.


same temp
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May 11, 2012 5:35:58 PM

With the Intel® Core™ i7-2600K and a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ I was hitting high 20s to low 30s on idle but there was one core that was 6c cooler than the others. So I don't know why it is showing that big of difference but I would run a Prime95 or Intel Burn Test and see if you see any issues under load just to make sure.


Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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May 20, 2012 4:15:43 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
With the Intel® Core™ i7-2600K and a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ I was hitting high 20s to low 30s on idle but there was one core that was 6c cooler than the others. So I don't know why it is showing that big of difference but I would run a Prime95 or Intel Burn Test and see if you see any issues under load just to make sure.


Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team


thanks for replying. Using intel burn test in high

min max
core #0 31ºC 48ºc
core #1 31ºC 53ºC
core #2 31ºC 53ºC
core #3 31ºC 51ºC
Cpu 20ºC 42ºC

Cpu temp maintains the difference idle/load.
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June 24, 2012 4:03:39 AM

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June 24, 2012 4:21:25 AM

Well, I'm not sure why you bumped this thread after a month, but I suppose your original question never really got answered.

Yes, it's normal for the "CPU" temp to be cooler than the cores. The CPU temp is taken from a sensor on the IHS, and the core temps are taken from their own internal sensors, so there will always be a difference between them, with the CPU/IHS temp almost always cooler than the cores.

Nothing at all to worry yourself about...
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