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Hey guys, I just got a sweet i5 3570k at stock speeds (3.4 ghz) and was a little worried about my temps with the previous stock cooling. My computer would idle at 48-54 C and would peak in-game to just over 70. Now with a coolermaster 212+ the cpu idles at 38-44 and in games it is usually 48-55C but will peak at less than 65C. Is this ok or should I worry some more? There is ample room in case and plenty of fans. I just dont know if I should put on a second fan case to the cpu cooler. Let me know what you all think. Thanks a lot
I know everyone lists their idle temps, but they are just about useless unless they are very high because a CPU fan isn't working or someone didn't use thermal paste, etc.
What really matters is how hot your CPU gets under full load. That is where damage will occur. You can use a program like AIDA64 to run a stress test to see (I've heard Prime95 is not good to use with Haswell.)
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thanks guys for the responses. Well in New England it's been in the 80s and 90s for a couple days but will cool off a lot soon. Is there any temp range I should be worried about? I assume over 80s is not so good.
I've got a Q9450 that Ive had for over 4 years. Thats been running at about 75c on Load, now the nm die size is 45nm on a Q9450 so the voltage is a little higher than your CPU but 75c is still pretty high for my CPU.