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Hello all,

I just wanted to get some input on my issue. I have a i5-2500k with a H50 cooler. I had my CPU overclocked to 4.6GHz @ 1.345v and at idle my temps were 70C, I undid the overclock back to 3.7GHz and now the temps are at 50-58C, I just wanted to know what you guys think this could be. I have had the pc running overclocked now for about 4 months and just today noticed this, I hear the cooling circulating through the H50 but its pretty warm. Before today my idle temps were in the 30s easy and max load at 50-56C. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Arslan D.
post #2 of 24
Turn the voltage down to 1.3 or lower depending what clock speed your running. Also what are your load temps?
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THe CPU is back to normal now running at 3.7GHz and at auto voltage like default from factory. Under load previous to this it ran no more then 60C under full load Flight Simulator. Now my idle temp is in the 50s and for the past 4 months it has been cool all of a sudden it just started being hot.
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Maybe reseat? The H70 shouldn't have those temps at stock.
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Maybe reseat? The H70 shouldn't have those temps at stock.

I will try that, I am trying to avoid having to remove it and all but it is my last resort. I am more curious as to why the temps just all of a suddent went up after 4 months of smooth temps. Also i have a H50 not H70 even though they are similar. Thanks
post #7 of 24
While 70c isn't a fun temp to see, I wouldn't worry about it unless you get to 80c. Might want to reseat the CPU and reapply TIM to see if you get better temps. I don't think they're all that bad but they can always be better.
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I will try that, I am trying to avoid having to remove it and all but it is my last resort. I am more curious as to why the temps just all of a suddent went up after 4 months of smooth temps. Also i have a H50 not H70 even though they are similar. Thanks

Possible scenarios are:
1. You may have hit the case a bit and loosened the cooler.
2. Constant temperature changes
3. Dust
4. Defective unit
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My temps use to be like that on the stock heatsink
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If your idle temps are 70C, reseat your cooler NOW!
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