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Urgent! Is my cpu too hot?

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October 2, 2012 7:37:35 PM

Well I've had my new computer built for the past week, I'm just lacking the graphics card.

Here are the specs.
I don't feel like going into great detail, but I will if needed.


i5 3570k Stock cooling at the moment.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gts 250 1gb

8gb ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ssd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 600w power supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

phantom 410 case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I was just messing around and I brought up a screen that showed my computer temps.
This is what the cpu temperature is with just google chrome open: 41C, 107F That seems HOT :pfff:  The mobo temps are: 32C, 89F


I don't think those are normal temperatures, I'd hate to see what they are playing games..

Please tell me if my temps are ok. I'm not trying to ruin 300+$ obviously.

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October 2, 2012 7:40:12 PM

It's fine. What is your load temp?
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October 2, 2012 7:41:07 PM

Well that is a load off my mind, let me check my load temperature.
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October 2, 2012 7:45:13 PM

Using the stock cooler with the Intel® Core™ i5-3570K you are right at what I would expect.

Here is a little trick for you to make sure that you have the stock HSF (heatsink/fan) seated right. Simply reach into the case and pull each of the 4 twist clips straight up. If you can pull any of them up then they were not seated well and can leader to a little higher temperatures then you are use to. Re-seat them and enjoy your system.

Before you overclock the system make sure that you add in a good 3rd party HSF. Something like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo can work well without paying an arm and a leg for it.
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October 2, 2012 7:47:23 PM

Alright guys thanks a lot! I thought my pc was going to fry, hah. The startup temperature is the same temp. I plan on getting an aftermarket cooler and a gtx 660 ti in a little while.
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October 3, 2012 6:34:05 AM

Hi, not to hi-jack the thread but I too had a quick question regarding my CPU temps. First off, it's i7-3770K not OC'd and stock Intel cooler. From what I understand the TCase for the i7 is 67°C but I've seen my temps creep over 70°C but under 80°C on a full load (idle is around 32°C). Is this OK for the CPU over the long term or should I get better cooling? This is my video editing machine and so rendering periods may run over an hour at a time.
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