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Im using 212+ on 2500k with arctic silver 5 paste..

On normal use( internet etc) its running at 32-35 C. On an hour of stress testing in prime 95 its maxed at around 57C...

Is this normal? I dont want to think i applied the thermal paste or i put the cooler on wrong :\\

Do you suppose i can o/c to maybe 4ghz without touching the voltage and itll keep the same temps? Or will they be too high? Im confused and i need some clarification.

Thanks
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that's perfectly fine.

edit: are you on stock? also what are your ambients?
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post #3 of 15
it shouldn't be that high if your ambient is around 20C. I get 65C on stock cooler just for comparison.
    
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Im starting to think i put the 212+ or most likely the thermal paste on wrong... When i touch the 212+ on normal internet use its not even warm... however the cpu is running at ~33C.
Does this make any sense at all to you because it seems weird to me, i want some clarification as to if my temps are normal because as of right now i think there too high..
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Originally Posted by Aznboy1993 View Post
that's perfectly fine.

edit: are you on stock? also what are your ambients?
Yea im on stock Im kind of scared as to high much higher the temp is going to go if i oc to 4ghz+...
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post #6 of 15
Id re-seat the 212+ and see if that helps... Those temps seem high for it being on stock voltages and GHz... Hopefully you just mounted it badly... No offence intended mind you just hope that's an easy fix of those high stock temps..
post #7 of 15
@OP: hello

I'm having a very similar build as in sig, though my problem is a bit more complex: I chose the parts, but had the guy at the shop built it for me

I haven't really been running any load heavy tests yet (as I don't plan to overclock in the near future, probably start it when I really need it), but now that you have custom thermal paste on and getting 57c in a legit bench test is "a bit high" according to you guys, I feel worried to tell you that my cores run at 54, sometimes even 55c just from playing dragon age origins (the highest temp recorded, not the average. Average is probably 49-51)

Anyone played the game with the 2500k and 212+ combo have temp values to share? I would be scared if I have to reseat the cooler myself
Edited by HarrisLam - 5/20/11 at 6:13am
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post #8 of 15
You guys are perfectly fine, while that is maybe 5 degrees higher or so than perfect, it's still a perfectly safe temperature. Once you start overclocking, then usually you want your max when on load to be like 75 ish, topping out at 80 if that. Being in the 50's at load is going to do no damage whatsoever.
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post #9 of 15
That's fine.

When you OC, keep prime95 under 80C.

I'd reseat tho.
post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by icefire7454 View Post
Im starting to think i put the 212+ or most likely the thermal paste on wrong... When i touch the 212+ on normal internet use its not even warm... however the cpu is running at ~33C.
Does this make any sense at all to you because it seems weird to me, i want some clarification as to if my temps are normal because as of right now i think there too high..
If the CPU is only at 33C then there is no reason why the 212+ would be warm to the touch. Your body temperature is 37C. The heatsink will naturally be at a lower temperature than the cpu. So the heatsink will be lower than 33C if the cpu is 33C.

You should expect it to feel relatively cool to the touch at that cpu temperature.
    
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