I7 2600k CPU running at 58 C in the Bios.

Hey guys,

I built this computer myself about 4 weeks ago. I don't do any Overclocking and in the bios it is set on Normal mode. Yesterday my computer hit 70 C from playing a video game all day. Turned it off immediately. Today I turned it on and went into bios. It started off at 40 and went to 60 in about 3 mins. I do live in Arizona and its the hottest time of the year if that matters. (115 F daily) I have a Cool master HAF which is suppose to have great airflow. Im still using the stock fans and I am thinking that i need to upgrade to aftermarket. From what I have read I should be in the 30s to low 40s. One thing I could see the cables from my Power supply possibly blocking airflow from the front fan. Any suggestions.

Here is the specs to my computer.

1024MB GDDR5 GeForce GTX550Ti SC

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B


Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
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  2. What is your ambient temperature? This is the biggest factor IMO.

    Also you mentioned cables blocking your fans, is it REALLY bad? Or is it just some minor clutter? I would definitely recommend managing your cables, however.

    Also, please don't bump :) it's against the forum rules.
  3. +1^
    Also, a bottom mount Psu shouldn't interfere with air flow. The mess of unused cables might, however. Tie down/back any cables that could be blocking air flow. The HAF 922 with its 200mm fans and the 120mm should be plenty for cooling under normal conditions.

    Did you build this yourself? Is the Intel cooler on correctly? Check the 4 push pin feet that they are firmly flat against the motherboard and not up slightly. That would indicate the an improper assembly. The heat sync must be making firm contact with the CPU's heat spreader to transfer heat properly. Look behind the board to be sure the white posts are opened and 'latched' behind the board.
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