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Hey guys.

So I finished my first rig : http://www.overclock.net/t/1161973/build-log-november-2011-white-tower-of-power-first-build-i5-2500k-gtx57

However, I planned on overclocking this bad boy. I've been looking at my temps though, and for idling and not being overclocked, they seem rather high.

I even have a Hyper 212 EVO, and the temps are still unusually high...

My CPU idles at around ~35, with my GPU idling around ~35-40. Under load, my CPU goes to about ~42-45, and my GPU gets up to ~60.

Are these too high? I'm concerned with these temps, I shouldn't even overclock. I bought the Hyper212 EVO thinking it would be a good investment to keep my CPU cool, but that doesn't seem the case....

Thanks in advance. All help appreciated. My case is a 500R with 3 intake, 3 exhaust. The GPU is a MSI TFIII GTX 570 with two fans and a heatsink on it. CPU is a i5 2500k on a ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 with a Hyper212 EVO. Temps shouldn't be this high.
Edited by zorphon - 11/14/11 at 8:18pm
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42-45C load isn't bad at all. Your idle temps seem a tad high but that is nothing to worry about.

Only 10C between idle and load? That is actually pretty good!
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You have good temps, nothing to worry bout. 45c under load it awesome.
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It just worries me how high the idle is... I wish I knew a simple way to lower it. Also, if I manually turn my GPU fan speed to 100% it cools it down a lot, it's set on auto and when I'm playing a game (like Skyrim on EVERYTHING maxed, so under load) it only goes to about 60-70% fan speed. Should I turn it up to 100% manually to keep it cooler?
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It just worries me how high the idle is... I wish I knew a simple way to lower it. Also, if I manually turn my GPU fan speed to 100% it cools it down a lot, it's set on auto and when I'm playing a game (like Skyrim on EVERYTHING maxed, so under load) it only goes to about 60-70% fan speed. Should I turn it up to 100% manually to keep it cooler?

If you don't mind the noise, then go ahead. If you use MSI Afterburner, you can make a fan profile so it runs at certain speeds at certain temps. Really easy to use.
Video cards are able to take more heat than CPUs can. At 60C, you are absolutely fine. I know guys who have run Folding rigs with their cards around 82C for 8+months. Not that I recommend this, but currently your temps are fine.
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post #6 of 15
You could ramp the GPU fan up if you don't care about the noise, but 60* under load is perfectly fine.

According to the Nvidia website, the max temp for a 570 is 97*
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-geforce-gtx-570-us.html
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If you don't mind the noise, then go ahead. If you use MSI Afterburner, you can make a fan profile so it runs at certain speeds at certain temps. Really easy to use.
Video cards are able to take more heat than CPUs can. At 60C, you are absolutely fine. I know guys who have run Folding rigs with their cards around 82C for 8+months. Not that I recommend this, but currently your temps are fine.

Good to know. One other things, with the fans turned up that high they are in the multiple thousands of RPM. Is this bad for the fans? If I keep them on 80%+ a lot, will the fans die quickly, or are they made to run at 100%? Sorry for all these pestering questions. This is my first homebuilt PC so temperatures are something both scary and intriguing.
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My CPU idles at 31C on the coolest core, so I see nothing wrong here. I wouldn't worry about it.

Hope this helps. grouphug.gif
 
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If you don't mind the noise, then go ahead. If you use MSI Afterburner, you can make a fan profile so it runs at certain speeds at certain temps. Really easy to use.
Video cards are able to take more heat than CPUs can. At 60C, you are absolutely fine. I know guys who have run Folding rigs with their cards around 82C for 8+months. Not that I recommend this, but currently your temps are fine.

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Well, in some cases if you have really old fans. But they are rated for the certain rpm, you can override that with a fan controller sometimes so no it will not hurt the fans.

It will not hurt the fans nor degrade them smile.gif
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60C load for GPU is pretty typical. 45C load for CPU...that's starting to encroach on WC territory tongue.gif You have great temps, nothing at all to worry about.
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