Is my CPU too hot? Tags: CPUs Cooling Last response: January 4, 2013 2:25 PM in CPUs Share z6f January 3, 2013 3:36:38 PM I built my first ever computer a few days ago and I'm not sure if I will need to buy an aftermarket cooler for my CPU. I have an Intel i5-3450(IB) and on idle I get 39-43 degrees and when gaming it goes to 50-60. Will I need an aftermarket cooler? I'm checking temps using RealTemp. My case tells me that the temp inside is 23 degrees. I have a Zalman Z9U3. Stock fans. More about : cpu hot o1die a c 158 à CPUs January 3, 2013 3:48:12 PM Your temps are excellent. I recommend you leave the heatsink alone. Your cpu is running at about the same range of temps as mine. unclewebb a b à CPUs January 4, 2013 2:25:22 PM Your CPU can run reliably up to a core temperature of 105C. You have a long ways to go before you get near that temperature so save your money. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCPU too hot ? ForumCPU Gets Way too Hot Forum[Solved] Is my CPU too hot ? ForumUrgent! Is my cpu too hot ? ForumHow hot is too hot for a CPU ? ForumHello, my CPU Is getting too hot ForumLaptop CPU too hot ? ForumHow hot is too hot for my cpu ? ForumIs my CPU too hot ForumCPU way too hot ForumCore i3 CPU getting too Hot ! ForumCPU getting too hot and PC shutting down ForumHow hot is too hot for a 3570k, or any CPU for that matter? ForumCPU too hot . ForumIs my CPU running too hot ? ForumUpgraded PC can't get past BIOS. CPU too hot ? ForumCPU possibly running too hot ? ForumCPU is too hot , need help please. ForumIs my CPU too hot ? ForumPSU Question. More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !