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Is my CPU too hot?

Last response: in CPUs
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.

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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.
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.