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So it was my first time building my own computer and a few problems here and there but nothing really bad happened.

I started my computer up and looked at my CPU temps. I was running at 41C...

It went down a bit to 38-39 but i'm still kinda scared even though i shouldnt be scared until it hits around 80

I was thinking about some possible answers:
1) I might have left the TIM on the CPU too long in the air because i went to watch a youtube video on how to install the A50.

2) I used the stock TIM

3)the A50 is just bad?
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post #2 of 10
Its not good.
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post #3 of 10
It's not a very good cooler IMO. There are better and cheaper ones I think. Despite of the brand and the similar looks the Hyper 212+ Performs better I think.
Edited by age_ruler1 - 6/7/11 at 5:33am
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post #4 of 10
Your temperature is fine, depends how much You OC 2500K. Also never check idle temps, they mean nothing, try to check Your stress temps, and if they will be above 75 degrees in games You should worry.
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post #5 of 10
using stock tim isnt good. using a quality tim will likely lower your temps. i wouldnt put so much worry on idle temps because load temps is where it matters.im not sure how the a50 compares to the a70 but i love the a70. running 50 passes of ibt with avx, my highest core temp is 69c. get a quality
tim and see how your temps drop. the tim that came with my a70 was super thick and was a pain to apply. i think something was wrong with it because it wasnt spreading properly when i removed the heatsink after using it. i use as5 and have for years.
Edited by GMcDougal - 6/7/11 at 5:39am
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post #6 of 10
That cooler should be fine for a reasonable oc. I have one and idle is around 33c loaded in prime is 62 on hottest core of my Sig rig.
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post #7 of 10
With speedstep on I would think it would idle a lot cooler.I built a rig with an i-5 655k the other day and it idled at 25 degrees with a h50.
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Will my idle temps with no OC running at around 40 degrees degrade my chip and have a lessened life span?
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post #9 of 10
I'd just reapply the thermal compound if you're that concerned. If following the proper procedure, the worst that could happen is that you maintain the same temps. I'd recommend just using a dollop of your thermal compound in the center of the CPU and tighten it down without lifting.

About this much should do for standard TIMs:

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post #10 of 10
has anyone had him check in CPU-Z to see what his idle speed was?
the new B3 revision boards disable speed step for some reason.

OP, check your idle speeds and voltage... that may be the reason your temps are so high.
    
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