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I5 2500K To Hot? Do I need thermal paste? Should I reinstall the cpu? Is 34c Idle Really Hot?

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My i5 2500k is really hot I think.. some peoples idles are around 23c. its running on the corsair h60. + its not overclocked at all. Should I raise or lower the voltage? its set to auto. also do I need thermal paste? here is mine:
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Idle temps don't matter. What's your load temp?
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Idle temps don't matter. What's your load temp?

64c on the h60. its not overclocked
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That's not unreasonable..What's the temp of room it's in?..also..load temps pls..Just a few seconds of Prime95 will do.
 
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That is not really very hot. It could and regularly would seem a little hot, but its nothing to worry about.

However, yes, you need thermal paste. If you do not have it, immediately shut down your pc, and apply thermal paste.
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That is not really very hot. It could and regularly would seem a little hot, but its nothing to worry about.

However, yes, you need thermal paste. If you do not have it, immediately shut down your pc, and apply thermal paste.

cause my dads computer repair person has a rig without thermal and his idles on stock are like 19c and 23c
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Are you kidding?
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Are you kidding?

nope he once built my htpc without thermal and it runs really well and strong.. u don't need it he says..
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running prime 95 atm.. so far about 1 min and its @ 50c
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You need a new pc repair person, hes giving bad advice.

If hes using the stock heatsink, it comes with a thermal pad. Aside from that, you need thermal paste.
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