Hello, I just got done building a new PC and it seems my i5 3570k is running too hot. I'm getting about 40C idle and 56C with a 99% load for 5 minuets. Voltage is around 1v to 1.1v. I'm using the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO cooler. I installed an additional fan. I'm using a push pull setup, pushing cool air from the front, and pulling warm air from the cooler. I'm running the CPU stock, no overclocking. My motherboard is a Z77X-D3H from Gigabyte. Current BIOS, F16. Using IC Diamond 7 thermal paste, just put a pea sized dab in the middle of the CPU. I have a Corsair 400R Carbide case. Room temperature is about 70F. Thank you for your time.
All the screws are 100% tight, correct? Though, I wouldn't be concerned. Your temperatures are very acceptable.
Yes, all screws are 100% tight. I understand my temperatures are acceptable. I feel that because I have the Cooler Master 212 Evo, and the IC Diamond 7 thermal paste, I would have lower temperatures. I've read about people getting about 10C cooler @ idle, and full load then me with the Cooler Master 212 Evo. I feel that something has to be wrong.