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New build, are my temperatures too high?

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May 22, 2012 5:38:23 AM

I recently built a new rig. Bought the parts about two months ago but finally had time to build it a few weeks ago. After a vacation, I finally have time to really use my new build. It's been years since I built a PC, and was wondering if these temperatures seem a little too high?




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May 22, 2012 6:45:10 AM

If that's at idle, your CPU temperature is on the high side but still salvageable. If it's at load, you have nothing to worry about.
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May 22, 2012 6:51:43 AM

That has to be at idle. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's not it possible to get a GTX 580 at 52 degrees C under load with air cooling.
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May 22, 2012 12:17:23 PM

Opps sorry guys, it is at idle. I should probably look at a new CPU fan then?
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May 22, 2012 5:51:51 PM

claysm said:
That has to be at idle. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's not it possible to get a GTX 580 at 52 degrees C under load with air cooling.


Nothing's impossible, just highly improbable. For all I know the guy could live in Alaska and keep the windows open all night. But yes, that would be pretty low to be believable. :) 

Anyway, to the OP: You might want to think about a new CPU heatsink, but it depends.

If you haven't overclocked it, you shouldn't be getting those temperatures even with the stock cooler. So chances are your problem is that the heatsink isn't sitting right, or you used too much thermal paste, or the airflow inside the case is obstructed. Those are all easy to fix for free.

If you've overclocked it, the stock fan is generally not going to do a good enough job and you'll start to see temperatures like this. So then you'd want a better cooler. Although at idle, I still don't think you should be getting those temperatures. So check for the above problems first.
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May 22, 2012 8:50:30 PM

Best answer selected by tycoonguy.
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May 22, 2012 8:51:23 PM

Thanks taco. I will do as you and others have stated. Thanks!

p.s. It isn't overclocked, everything is stocked. And I live in Ohio, not Alaska :p  I do need to move some fans around the case I think though. Thanks again!
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