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Normal Idle temps for i3-2120?

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June 30, 2012 12:12:28 AM

Okay so it's been a over 2 weeks since I've put together my build. My cpu is a i3-2120 and my cooler is a hyper 212 evo and I've used the thermal that came with the cooler. During the first week I've seen low temps of 32-30 during idle and now it's usually hovering around 34-36. Is that normal? I expected it to stay lower as the thermal "broke in" or whatever lol. Also it's in a push-pull config, using the fan that came with it and a rosewill one. Also my case is a cooler master storm scout.

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June 30, 2012 12:56:07 AM

what is your ambient room temp?
June 30, 2012 2:40:14 AM

+1^
Yes, you have to take into consideration the change in ambient air temp. But those are fine temps for the i3.
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June 30, 2012 2:52:51 AM

Yeah I kind of was leaning towards the room temp because it has been getting hotter although it usually rains in Washington lol.
June 30, 2012 2:54:13 AM

idk what my ambient room temp is but outside it's about 60-66 degrees, not Celsius
June 30, 2012 3:03:47 AM

...also, sometimes when you think it's idling, there may be processes going on in the background you're not aware of. A pgm like Core Temp will tell you the core temps and let you see what percentage of CPU usage is happening at the same time.
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June 30, 2012 3:14:57 AM

your fine.
June 30, 2012 4:06:47 AM

Okay thanks guys! Technically all your answers are best answers but I can't choose that XD. Thanks again!
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June 30, 2012 4:17:43 AM

nate_great said:
Okay thanks guys! Technically all your answers are best answers but I can't choose that XD. Thanks again!

rinval was first to help . . .just saying )
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