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I just finished building a new rig, pez build v1 in sig, and am getting an error that CPU temp is high when I power on 80% of the time. When I go into BIOS, I'll see my temp close to 80c. It starts to cool down then and idles between 50-60c, which I still consider high.

I have an i5 2500k w/ stock cooling in an Antec 1100 Case w/ no additional fans atm. My room is freezing right now, and the actual Antec case is extremely cold.

Anything to worry about? I bought a 212+ CPU cooler, but I have not installed it yet. Are these normal temps for i5 stock cooler?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 9
If you're stress testing then yes. However, they shouldn't by THAT high from just normal usage. You probably seated the cooler wrong or didn't apply the TIM properly.

I suggest taking it off and try doing a reseat. Actually, use that 212+!!
 
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post #3 of 9
Install the 212 or re-seat. Doesn't sound normal at all.
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post #4 of 9
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CPU Over Temperature Error!

That is what I get, which forces me into BIOS to force a boot to Windows.

I just got in, temp was at 83c and is down to 55c within 30 seconds. MB temp is at 20c. CPU Fan is at 1600RPM.
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post #5 of 9
The stock cooler have thermal paste on it?

Get a new cooler. If you plan to do anything with that i5-2500k, you MUST MUST MUST have some aftermarket cooler.
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by p3zjb View Post

I just finished building a new rig, pez build v1 in sig, and am getting an error that CPU temp is high when I power on 80% of the time. When I go into BIOS, I'll see my temp close to 80c. It starts to cool down then and idles between 50-60c, which I still consider high.
I have an i5 2500k w/ stock cooling in an Antec 1100 Case w/ no additional fans atm. My room is freezing right now, and the actual Antec case is extremely cold.
Anything to worry about? I bought a 212+ CPU cooler, but I have not installed it yet. Are these normal temps for i5 stock cooler?
Thanks!

Make sure the OE fan is properly seated and that the BIOS allows the fan speed to go to max as need based on thermal load. Your temps are a bit high for a cold room except under stress testing as mentioned. Normally the OE fan/heatsink is fine unless the room temp is real high or you are OC'ing.

You probably will want to install the 212+ for OC'ing but the OE fan should be fine for normal conditions even stress testing if everything is proper. Intel CPUs do run hot compared to AMD CPUs which you want to keep under 60C full load.
post #7 of 9
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Phew.

Pulled off the CPU fan and the paste was really dried out. I must have not put enough the first time (haven't built a PC in years).

Getting 32c idle temps now. Thanks thumb.gif
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Crucial M4 128GB ASUS 24x DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional x64 
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Samsung Syncmaster T220HD 22" Antec EarthWatts 750W Antec 1100 Super-Mid Tower XTRAC SuperPad 
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Intel i5 2500k (@4.3GHz) ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 ASUS GeForce GTX 560TI G.SKILL Sniper 8GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128GB ASUS 24x DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional x64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse Pad
Samsung Syncmaster T220HD 22" Antec EarthWatts 750W Antec 1100 Super-Mid Tower XTRAC SuperPad 
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by p3zjb View Post

Phew.
Pulled off the CPU fan and the paste was really dried out. I must have not put enough the first time (haven't built a PC in years).
Getting 32c idle temps now. Thanks thumb.gif

Actually you want the absolute minimum TIM possible as it's only intended to fill the minute pores in the metal. Most TIM dries over time but that does not mean it's thermal conductivity changes negatively.

At least whatever you did seems to have the temps. in check. thumb.gif
post #9 of 9
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I am so excited with the significant difference in temps when installing a CM Hyper 212+. Once installed, BIOS showed temps of 8-13C, which is 20C lower than the stock cooler. I overclocked my 2500k to 4.3GHz w/ the stock cooler and it idled around 45-50C so I'll be testing that next. I'm new to cooling & oc'ing, so this is pretty exciting stuff for me. Thanks for the new, clean addiction of OCN thumb.gif

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Crucial M4 128GB ASUS 24x DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional x64 
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Samsung Syncmaster T220HD 22" Antec EarthWatts 750W Antec 1100 Super-Mid Tower XTRAC SuperPad 
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