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i5 3570 high temps

#1_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 10/18/2013 5:05:40 PM(edited)
Just got a secondhand i5 3570. Installed it with the stock cooler and the temperatures I am seeing are higher than I expected. In celsius.

35-40 degrees idle.

70-80 degrees under heavy load.

Mind you, I am expecting a 3-5 degree higher temp due to my crappy case fans and generally bad airflow of my setup. Ambient temperatures are around 15-20 degrees.

At first I thought I may not have put on the heatsink/cooler correctly. But I checked and it seems to be clamped down all the way. I used good quality thermal paste and carefully removed any left over thermal paste beforehand with a product intended for this purpose.

I could get an aftermarket cooler, but I kind of wanted the upgrade to be as cheap as possible, and I have never needed an aftermarket cooler for running any CPU at stock speeds before. On the other hand, if I get a decent aftermarket cooler now, I could potentially use it in future builds as well, so it is not really money wasted.

One of my friends told me today that I should not worry because Ivy bridge is known for running relatively hot. Is there any truth to that statement?

What do you think. Any recommendations? Would you leave it as is, get an aftermarket cooler, or perhaps take the stock cooler off and reseat it? Though I do not think I did anything wrong. I have done this many times before in the exact same way with the same cooler, even using the same brand thermal paste.
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#2KingDFizzlePosted 10/18/2013 5:06:15 PM
That really doesn't seem hot, especially if you have bad airflow and a stock cooler.
#3MasterDonGeroPosted 10/18/2013 5:10:01 PM
It's normal.
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#4ShubPosted 10/18/2013 5:10:37 PM
That sounds about right to me.
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#5fataliPosted 10/18/2013 5:14:12 PM
My 3570 is idle right now at 33, and I think under load would get up to 60 degrees. I'm using the stock cooler and a case with a very good air flow.
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#6_GRIM_FANDANGO_(Topic Creator)Posted 10/18/2013 7:28:14 PM
Hmmm not too high then. Maybe I will just leave it as it is then. Maybe in summer I might get a new cooler when the processor might get into the mid-80's under full load.
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#7DerPancakePosted 10/18/2013 7:29:28 PM
normal for stock cooler.
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#8fataliPosted 10/18/2013 7:45:34 PM
I did replace the original thermal compound on the stock cooler with some aftermarket stuff, because I switched motherboards. That could be making a difference on the temps.
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#9datopgamerPosted 10/18/2013 7:58:52 PM
The processor runs hot due to crappy TIM used on the processor. You can delid to alleviate that and probably drop about 10 degrees. You can also get a better cooler to help that. I didn't delid and I'm using an H100i, and I'm getting 65C max at full load.
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#10_GRIM_FANDANGO_(Topic Creator)Posted 10/19/2013 5:15:22 AM
Been doing some googling, and it is indeed not that uncommon for people to have temperatures in this range on this processor.

Thanks for all the responses.
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