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 159 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 SolvedCPU Too Hot Forum SolvedCPU too hot under load? Forum SolvedIs 70c too hot for my cpu? Forum SolvedCPU running way too hot Forum SolvedCPU temp too hot? Forum Solvedis cpu goes too hot? Forum SolvedCPU running too hot Forum SolvedCPU too hot Forum SolvedCPU too hot - just a quick question Forum SolvedCPU too hot despite cooling? Forum SolvedIf the CPU melts or get way too hot. Does the warranty still work? Forum SolvedCpu too hot ? Forum SolvedIs my CPU too hot? Forum SolvedIs my CPU running too hot? Forum Solvedcpu too hot! Forum SolvedSpeeding up the fan through bios because CPU gets too hot. Forum SolvedCPU Cores wayyyy too hot. Help please ! Forum SolvedCPU too hot with CM Hyper 212 evo Forum SolvedIs My CPU running TOO hot? AMD FX-8350 Forum SolvedCPU Getting far too Hot Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !