I recently bought an Intel i5 3570 (not the k version) 3.4Ghz processor and I played BF3 with the Intel stock cooler.
I'm a little concerned at the temperatures I got with the processor.
It ranged from 60C to 66C.
Is it safe to run the processor like this?
What is the maximum temperature the processor can run at?
(I understand the Intel stock cooler is garbage)
Thanks in advance.
Thats pretty high considering the thermal junction is 77 degrees celcius. I would make sure the heatsink is seated right. For the locking mechanism make sure the black pins are pushed all the way through the clear female adapter. You should be able to see all the black pins clearly.
EDIT: Did you use the thermal paste that came on the heatsink or did you use your own. If yo applied it yourself did you clean all the old thermal paste off before applying a new coat?
using a $30 hyper 212 ... I get 40 - 45 degrees on average..
but 60 is about mid-high... but its the right temperature for using the stock cooler..
If 10-15 degrees is important to you then u can get a cheap aftermarket cooler...
If the temperature is consistently 60-65 you don't have to worry too much.. the CPU is designed to handle this temperature... But if you notice it to get 75+ and you feel uneasy down the road.. then u can invest in a cheap aftermarket cooler 2+months from now when needed