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High i5 2500k temps?

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December 19, 2012 6:57:58 PM

I have an i5 2500k with an Asus p8z68-v motherboard, I'm using the stock Intel cooler and I'm running at stock speeds / no overclocking. I'm getting idle temps of about 25 to 28 degrees Celsius, however when I start playing a game my temperatures rise very quickly up to the 70sC. I have reseated my cooler, re-applied thermal paste, checked voltage in my bios (everything is on auto for voltage), etc. This problem has just started and I never got temps like this before. What do you guys think? Is there a chance that my cpu is defective and I need to get it replaced by Intel?

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December 19, 2012 7:20:01 PM

The idle temps are good, but under load isn't.

May i suggest buying a Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2. I just got one for my athlon ii x4 640 and it never ever go's above 50 degrees, it has 6 copper heatpipes and pre-applied arctic MX-2 thermal paste. It's also really cheap and you won't need to take your motherboard out to fit it.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Arctic-Cooling-Freezer-7-Pro-...


Hope i helped :) 
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December 19, 2012 7:29:27 PM

Thanks for the replies. Yeah the pins are correct and I tried new thermal paste too. Not sure what can be causing this...
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December 19, 2012 8:01:08 PM

shantmov said:
Thanks for the replies. Yeah the pins are correct and I tried new thermal paste too. Not sure what can be causing this...


Dust in the ventilation.

If you got a 'open-air' GPU and it has gotten dust into it will get hotter and affect you CPU aswell.

Ambient temperatures.

Fan not properly working as it should.

You could go on, a lot of Things could cause it. Cleaning your desktop is always a good idea.
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December 19, 2012 8:22:46 PM

Cleaned my pc, fans are working right, etc. This problem came out of nowhere, do you guys think I'll be able to RMA the processor?
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December 19, 2012 8:33:48 PM

quite honestly

in my opinion its not likely to be the cpu

i have never seen a cpu do that unless its been heavily overclocked for a long time

any cpu i have seen fail just doesnt post--you get a blank screen

how much thermal paste did you use?

too much is as bad as too little--it acts as an insulator if you use too much

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December 19, 2012 10:41:27 PM

I put a pea sized amount on the heat-sink and let it spread on its own.
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December 19, 2012 10:48:58 PM

One of my friends told me that my cpu may be getting too much voltage. You guys think that could be causing my problem?
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December 20, 2012 8:45:22 AM

its possible

use cpuz and keep an eye on the load voltage

if i leave cpu voltage on auto on my P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 it does tend to overvolt

though i am seriously overclocking it and have a good cooler i still set the voltage manually
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December 20, 2012 5:28:30 PM

I don't know what else to do besides RMA the processor. I have an idle temp of 23 degrees Celsius but when I play a game the temperature rises to the 70s. If the thermal paste or cooler was set up bad, wouldn't I also have a high idle temp?
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December 20, 2012 6:17:55 PM

not necessarily--at idle the cpu isnt doing anything to produce much heat

did you check the cpu voltage under load?
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