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Temperature too high for i5-3570k?

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July 15, 2012 5:49:43 AM

While running games (generally on max settings) using a stock i5-3570k CPU (not overclocked), I'm getting these temperatures:

(Gaming)
CPU Frequency: 3114.85 Mhz

VID: 1.264 V

Core#0: 72 C Max
Core#1: 76 C Max
Core#2: 73 C Max
Core#3: 71 C Max

(Idle)
CPU Frequency: 1649.77 MHz

VID: .9874 V

Core#0: 31/37 Max
Core#1: 28/34 Max
Core#2: 29/36 Max
Core#3: 30/35 Max

Heatsink: i5-3570k stock heatsink w/ CPU fan.
Thermal Paste: Stock heatsink out of box preapplied.
Cooling:
x2 120mm front intake fans
x1 120mm rear outtake fan
x1 200mm top outtake fan

I read that I should be running roughly 50-60 C so these temperatures are a little worrying for me. I also read that some people have i5-3570k's running a bit hotter (Tom's Hardware benchmarks seem to suggest that too), so are these temperatures normal? What can I do to decrease the temperatures?

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July 15, 2012 7:18:21 AM

Anyone?
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July 15, 2012 7:28:40 AM

High, could be in mid 50's.
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July 15, 2012 7:33:35 AM

Re-aply the thermal paste and make sure u follow the mounting procedure.
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July 15, 2012 7:35:20 AM

Did you install it correctly?

You can read the stock cooler install guide in my sig for more info.
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July 15, 2012 7:51:08 AM

your temps are fine. Ivy its hotter then Sandy. I have a i7 2600k @ stock frequencyes but with a Titan Fenrir Evo 2 cooler and my temps get to 60C while gaming. You didnt mention one critical info: what is your ambient (room) temperature? i have arround 30 -31C..considering that yesterday the temps outside went up to 39C in the shadows.......
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July 15, 2012 8:10:52 AM

nikorr said:
Re-aply the thermal paste and make sure u follow the mounting procedure.


The heatsink came with thermal paste applied, do you mean I should remove the stock thermal paste and buy my own tube? Is that really necessary?
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July 15, 2012 8:11:56 AM

crisan_tiberiu said:
your temps are fine. Ivy its hotter then Sandy. I have a i7 2600k @ stock frequencyes but with a Titan Fenrir Evo 2 cooler and my temps get to 60C while gaming. You didnt mention one critical info: what is your ambient (room) temperature? i have arround 30 -31C..considering that yesterday the temps outside went up to 39C in the shadows.......


Ambient temperature is around 25 C (77F), should I buy another heatsink?
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July 15, 2012 8:14:13 AM

well, considering that idle temps are in the raneg of 35 degrees celsius,yes, a better cooler will get your temps down
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July 15, 2012 8:16:28 AM

crisan_tiberiu said:
well, considering that idle temps are in the raneg of 35 degrees celsius,yes, a better cooler will get your temps down


What range should they be at idle? and suggestions to a better heatsink?
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July 15, 2012 8:27:37 AM

amuffin said:
Did you install it correctly?

You can read the stock cooler install guide in my sig for more info.


Looked at your guides (good guides btw) and i'm around 90% sure I did it right. Certainly looks like what you did in the pictures. Checked the pins that push into the mobo, they're all the way through.
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July 15, 2012 8:37:05 AM

For a stock cooler those are the temperatures you can expect. For abot $30 you can drop those temps about 10-15c with a cheap aftermarket cooler.
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July 22, 2012 5:04:18 AM

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