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March 21, 2012 11:07:04 PM

I recently built a gaming rig with an i7 processor ( ) in a EVGA X58 FTW3 motherboard ( ). Those are in this case, . Ive been having fun on it, no problems. But recently decided to look at the temps I was running. Now Im not sure if Im just scrutinizing, or if it is a problem. So I figured the collective minds of the internet could help me out.

I came home and my computer, after being idle all day, reported max temps of the processor at 75 degrees Celsius. Should I look into an aftermarket heatsink and fan? Im rather afraid to have long gaming sessions (4 hours-ish) if the temp could go higher. I could give more specs if needed. The GPU reached a max temp of 46 degrees (MSI N560GTX), which I think is good. The case temps got to 56 degrees. My room can get to 78 degrees farenheit (29 Celsius).

Thanks in advance!

Edit: My temps while writing this are:

Case: 51 C
CPU: 64 C
GPU: 34 C

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March 22, 2012 12:10:36 AM


I Reset my heatsink and applied new thermal paste (arctic silver 5). My CPU Temps decreased, thankfully. Ill attach a screenshot of speedfan. Do you guys think these are ok normal internet browsing temps?

Is SpeedFan just finicky and thinks a lot of temps are too hot (referring to the fire next to some of the cores...)?
March 22, 2012 12:27:10 AM

Get a second opinion from another temperature monitor like coretemp. Make sure the heatsink is fastened properly. It's easy to think you've pushed one of those pushpins all the way through.
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April 2, 2012 12:44:39 PM

Best answer selected by thecrawlingkingsnake.
April 2, 2012 1:00:44 PM

Look at the tx3 if you want an easier install