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Is 50 degrees a safe temp on i5 4670 (idle)?

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2 years ago#1
No overclocking done at all.

I'm worried that the stock cooler is total crap and that I might have applied the thermal paste wrong :/
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2 years ago#2
Idle temps never, ever mean anything ever.
What are your temps under load?
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2 years ago#3
Idle should be in/around the 30's.
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2 years ago#4
You're going to need to tell us what the ambient temp is in your home is before your idle temp means diddly squat.
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2 years ago#5
Ambient temp is about 18-20 C.
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2 years ago#6
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Idle temps never, ever mean anything ever.
What are your temps under load?

They mean something if you're overheating while just idling.
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2 years ago#7
From memory, that line of graphics cards run very hot, my 4870 regularly hit 100c under load and it's still going 5 years later.

I seem to remember it idling at around 50c as well.

So give it a dust out and you're probably fine.
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2 years ago#8
It's brand new, so no dust out is required, I think.

Still, that last info is very useful - it calms me to know that it can last even at temps that high. I'd rather not have to buy another CPU too soon.
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2 years ago#9
DeanWhipper posted...
From memory, that line of graphics cards run very hot, my 4870 regularly hit 100c under load and it's still going 5 years later.


what
the i5-4670 is a processor, not a graphics card

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2 years ago#10
Its fine if you are using the fan that came with the CPU.
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