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Is my CPU temperature too high?

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a b à CPUs
February 14, 2013 3:41:00 PM

I recently brought a new computer case for my PC. Since i brought a new computer, i thought i would replace the thermal compound off my CPU and Heatsink and fan. When i first booted it up it was on 22 degrees centigrade and now it is on 30 degrees and it is just idling.

My heatsink/cpu cooler fan is an Asus Axe Square
My CPU is an Intel i5 2500

Should i replace the CPU compound again?


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a b à CPUs
February 14, 2013 3:50:52 PM

Your idle temperatures aren't as important as your full load temperatures.

Please check those and respond back.
a b à CPUs
February 14, 2013 3:51:35 PM

30 idle is normal
use prime 95 to stress test the cpu and run core temp to check out your temps
idle is not as important as the load temps because your computer might be workign fine while in idle but it can give you issues while playing games
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a b à CPUs
February 14, 2013 3:59:29 PM

Hello, i used Prime95 to test the CPU, the core temperature is at;

Core #0 50 degrees
Core #1 53 degrees
Core #2 56 degrees
Core #3 52 degrees

Highest temperature they have gone is;

Core #0 52 degrees
Core #1 55 degrees
Core #2 57 degrees
Core #3 54 degrees
a b à CPUs
February 14, 2013 4:35:19 PM

looks good happy gaming dude