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Core Temps High w/ Intel Turbo Boost

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August 8, 2012 12:18:39 AM

Hi everyone, this is what I'm running:

i5-2500k @ 3.3Ghz w/ Turbo Boost Enabled
GTX 680 Reference Model
LGA 1155 Extreme3 Gen3 Mobo

Before I enabled turbo boost my temps were as follows:

Average Core Temps:
Idle: 30 C
Load (CS:S): 44 C
Max Load (Stress Test, 4 threads): 52 C

Seeing as these are pretty good temps, I went ahead and enabled Turbo Boost in my Bios. Now these are my temps:

Average Core Temps:
Idle: 30 C
Load (CS:S): 62 C
Max Load (Stress Test, 4 threads): 89 C

Now these are my core temps, not my CPU overall temp, which never goes over 55-60 C. Should I be paying attention to my core temps or my CPU temp more? And should I be worried that my core temps are super high when my CPU temp isn't really that high? And is this bad enough that I should disable turbo boost?

I'm beginning to think there may be an air bubble in my thermal paste.
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August 8, 2012 12:29:58 AM

Those temperatures seem FAR too high with turbo boost!
But whilst gaming they appear well within limits, still a bit high.

Are you using the stock cooler or aftermarket?
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August 8, 2012 1:30:17 AM

Is 'Advanced Turbo 50' the Intel Turbo Boost? When I have that enabled, my temps soar like that. I just disabled it and kept my XMP enabled and my temps are back to normal @ 52 C max load.
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August 8, 2012 1:35:53 AM

No, that overclocks you to 5GHz and cranks the voltage way too high. You'll want to manually overclock or use the actual turbo setting.
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August 8, 2012 1:49:54 AM

Wow that explains everything, thanks.
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