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Hey smile.gif

I'd like to check if the temps are ok, according to this config, andm y knoledge is a lot less than yours guys wink.gif Do they seem ok, or maybe are still too high? Especialy since this is just IDLE.

Here are my specs:
Case Fractal R3 (closed)
PSU XFX 550
Motherboard AsRock Extreme3 Gen3
CPU i5-2500k + Thermalrigh Chill Factor III(line method) + Thermalright Macho
Ram 4x4GB G.Skill low Voltage
Graphics Card EVGA 8800GTS 640MB
In the case in total 5 fans(3 intaking - 2 in the front, one at the bottom, and 2 exhausting). 2 stock Fractal 120mm fans, 2 PWM Thermalright 140mm, 1 PWM Arctic Cooling 120mm.
Sound card Audigy 2
Controler IDE (PCI)

Everything is new aside the hard drives, the graphics card and 2 last cards mentioned. Temps are so far only in IDLE(nothing overclocked), in closed Fractal R3 case.

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After few hours(still IDLE):
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Today from the morning after 30 min:
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is this ok, or still too high? Isn't the temp on the motherboard too high? 39 is pretty high for a motherboard, isn't it?

cheers
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Your temperatures are perfectly fine for an i5-2500K at idle.

Typically room temperature is 25C and typically case temp is ~5C higher, CPU temps are ~7C higher, and mother board temps are ~9C higher. These are not hard and fast rules, but idle temperatures of 30 to 34C on your CPU and 39C on your motherboard are absolutely normal.

Are they safe? Absolutely.

My i5-2500K hits 80C at my 4.7GHz OC on air cooling and 82C on my 4.8GHz OC on air cooling when I stress it with Prime95. When I run Intel Burn (which is about the hottest program around) I can hit 90C (This is an artificially high stress test and there's nothing else out there I know of that will heat up a CPU so fast. When I do normal max load operations that aren't benchmarks, I'm sitting at 60 to 65C on the CPU.)

EDIT: Maximum motherboard temperatures should be below 95C to be safe. This is the point at which your motherboard melts and terrible things happen. It's not a safe operational limit. My max at load in Prime95 are 53 to 59C here in a quiet-fan system in Prime95 and can get as high as 64C in nasty Linpack runs. I think that 60C is probably a better place to be.

Most people consider the absolute maximum allowed temperature of the i5-2500K to be 98C (which is roughly where TJMax is at, and that's the point that the chip throttles itself down to reduce temperatures. That's something Intel hard-coded into the chip and it varies from chip to chip.)

That being said almost no one here operates at that temperature. Many people like to stay below 80C and some like to stay below 70C. It just depends on what you're comfortable with.
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Originally Posted by shad0wfax View Post

Your temperatures are perfectly fine for an i5-2500K at idle.
Typically room temperature is 25C and typically case temp is ~5C higher, CPU temps are ~7C higher, and mother board temps are ~9C higher. These are not hard and fast rules, but idle temperatures of 30 to 34C on your CPU and 39C on your motherboard are absolutely normal.
Are they safe? Absolutely.
My i5-2500K hits 80C at my 4.7GHz OC on air cooling and 82C on my 4.8GHz OC on air cooling when I stress it with Prime95. When I run Intel Burn (which is about the hottest program around) I can hit 90C (This is an artificially high stress test and there's nothing else out there I know of that will heat up a CPU so fast. When I do normal max load operations that aren't benchmarks, I'm sitting at 60 to 65C on the CPU.)
Maximum motherboard temperatures should be below 95C to be safe.
Most people consider the absolute maximum allowed temperature of the i5-2500K to be 98C (which is roughly where TJMax is at, and that's the point that the chip throttles itself down to reduce temperatures. That's something Intel hard-coded into the chip and it varies from chip to chip.)
That being said almost no one here operates at that temperature. Many people like to stay below 80C and some like to stay below 70C. It just depends on what you're comfortable with.
Wow. Thanks a lot for such a thorough post and being so kind.

"Maximum motherboard temperatures should be below 95C to be safe."

It is? I heard that it's best to keep it below 60C.

cheers!
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I did yesterday and today those tests cause I had a little time. Here are the results(the Fractal R3 case was closed all the time, also to the graphics card I have 2 monitors connected)

CPU before test:
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CPU after 60min test OCCT(checked also with Prime95, results pretty much the same)
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Graphics card before Furmark:
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After 45min test:
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Graphics card got warm a bit(it was similar before), but from what I know those cards have it like that. I will be buying Gigabye 460 soon, so it should improve greatly things in that area(also noise levels).

cheers
Lucas
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Wow. Thanks a lot for such a thorough post and being so kind.

"Maximum motherboard temperatures should be below 95C to be safe."

It is? I heard that it's best to keep it below 60C.

cheers!

You're welcome.

And it depends on what you're referring to about motherboard temperature. What I'm talking about is the one reported by the on-board sensors to the various monitoring software. Mine idles at 33 to 39C in an ambient temperature of 23 to 27C. (Just checked.)

Sorry, I was completely wrong about the < 95C as being safe. 95C is the maximum design criteria for my board, as in the "you're about to melt crap, so fix it" level. It's the absolute limit, not an operational limit.

My AUXTIN (the name of my motherboard sensor) went from 39C (warm stable idle) to a maximum of 64C during Intel Burn Test 2.52, which is just about the nastiest heat generator out there. (Worse than prime95 by about 10%). I'm overclocked at 4.8 GHz on a quiet air cooling system, so my temperatures are going to be pretty high compared to an extreme cooling or water cooling system. Normally my AUXTIN never goes above 55C and only hits 58C in Prime95. It's IBT that's crushing it. (Getting 128 GFlops in IBT though biggrin.gif )

With that in mind, I think that your mention of 60C is probably a far more reasonable operating limit. 95C is where the stuff breaks down and dies at. (I'll strike-through my post and edit it to reflect that.) Thanks for the catch, I feel foolish.

For the record, my CPUTIN sensor is stuck at 124C even when I idle, so I ignore that one. I go by the cores. I've referenced them with CPUID HW Monitor and Real Temp and Real Temp gives higher values, so I use Real Temp as my limiting point to be as safe as possible.

I ran the OCCT v4.0.0 and checked my motherboard temperature; it was stable at 53C max in the OCCT. The Linpack setting is the one that will really heat things up. (Linpack is what Intel Burn Test uses.)

From the looks of things, OCCT is Prime95 + Linpack/IBT + Furmark. I'm not sure what it's testing power supplies with.


EDIT: I removed excessive asterisks in place of a word!
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