Computer gets very hot

i have a intel i5 2500 that max heat is 72c my runs in full load in abou 65c,and a geforce gtx 550 ti that runs around 90c and it max tempersture is 100c, its ok? or should i do something
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  1. You might want to consider improving case airflow. The CPU and GPU aren't going to fall apart at those temperatures, but you're riding the edge.
  2. 65 is acceptable, is max really just 72?

    for gpu, 90 is too high, esp since 550ti is not high end (high end ones tend to be hotter) i haven't seen anything hitting 80 since the 8800gt.

    yes. try to improve airflow. also, you can try touching the heatsink (be careful), if it gets hot, if not then maybe it's not seated properly.

    try opening the side panel also, see if it helps. if it does then you really need to improve airflow, add some fans, clear the cables
  3. Cons29 said:
    65 is acceptable, is max really just 72?

    for gpu, 90 is too high, esp since 550ti is not high end (high end ones tend to be hotter) i haven't seen anything hitting 80 since the 8800gt.

    yes. try to improve airflow. also, you can try touching the heatsink (be careful), if it gets hot, if not then maybe it's not seated properly.

    try opening the side panel also, see if it helps. if it does then you really need to improve airflow, add some fans, clear the cables


    72 is not the absolute max but it is close. Some quick goggle searches show Tcase 72 degrees as max.. You should try to keep the cores below 70.

    You really need to see what is the problem here. If you think it is airflow in the case then open the side and let it run that way for awhile. Does the temp improve significantly?

    Just so you know I have the K model of that chip and it runs top end around 40 so 65 is pretty high.
  4. thanks this helped alot
  5. if i buy a better psu it will affect the cpu and gpu temp?
  6. mariobros006 said:
    if i buy a better psu it will affect the cpu and gpu temp?


    Not likely unless the voltage is off by alot. What is the make and model of your psu?
  7. jnkweaver said:
    Not likely unless the voltage is off by alot. What is the make and model of your psu?

    it was a flux super 500w
  8. mariobros006 said:
    it was a flux super 500w


    Another generic power supply. Where are you located I will suggest a good one?
  9. mariobros006 said:
    thanks this helped alot


    So what are the temperatures with the side off?
  10. jnkweaver said:
    Another generic power supply. Where are you located I will suggest a good one?

    brazil, i am thinking a corsair
  11. mariobros006 said:
    brazil, i am thinking a corsair


    Seasonic is the best. Corsair, XFX are good both made by Seasonic. Antec is good. Makes sure it is at least Bronze rated. Gold is better and in my opinion worth the money increase.
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