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2500k @4ghz 50c idle to High?

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May 27, 2012 1:10:30 PM

Overclocked 2500k to 4ghz and idling at 50c I am guess that is way to hot for idle temps. I am on stock fan and ordering a after market cooler in the next few days.

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a c 108 à CPUs
May 27, 2012 1:29:29 PM

usual problem is 1 or more pins arent properly engaged

if you can pull the pins up without twisting them they are not through properly
May 27, 2012 1:30:11 PM

Idle should be around 35-40 , correct me if I'm wrong
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May 27, 2012 1:38:55 PM

Im was idling fine before the over clock and now I have set everything in bios back to normal but now idling 40-46c I think I might have stressed it to much although it is very hot in where I am at today. I will turn off PC for a few hours and hopefully get back to 38c what it used to be. The heat sink is fitted fine.
a c 861 à CPUs
May 27, 2012 2:13:20 PM

Unless your room temperature is near 90F or 32c. the idle temperature is still too high.
The cause is either very poor case cooling, or a heat sink that is not mounted quite right.
If the fan is not spinning, that will cause a problem too.

The only way to check is to look at the back of the motherboard to verify that all 4 pushpins are completely through the motherboard and locked. If you used the stock Intel pre-applied thermal material, then you should be good.
I hope you did not clean off those three grey stripes.

What case are you using?
If you take the sides of the case off, and direct a house fan at the insides, does it fix your problem?

I suggest you buy an inexpensive aftermarket cpu cooler.
It will keep your cpu cooler when OC'ed, and will be quieter under load.
$20 buys you an excellent cm hiper212.