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So during gameplay in Crysis 3, my CPU is hitting 96-8c. Should I be concerned?
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post #2 of 62

Yes!  98°C is the temperature where the CPU is supposed to throttle down in order to cool off.

 

Is your CPU overclocked?

 

What do you have for a CPU cooler?  Is it the Intel stock cooler?

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post #3 of 62
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Yes!  98°C is the temperature where the CPU is supposed to throttle down in order to cool off.

Is your CPU overclocked?

What do you have for a CPU cooler?  Is it the Intel stock cooler?

Sorry I have no clue how to have my system specs in my signature.

My CPU is an i5 2500, it is not OC'd, and I have the stock heatsink that came with the CPU

I have a sinking feeling that I'm going to have get a new case and a new heatsink if I don't want my CPU to friggin melt.

My wife is gonna loooove me tongue.gif
Edited by GlassToTheArson - 2/25/13 at 9:40pm
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My case is an Apevia X-Jupiter S type. Are there any AM CPU coolers that would fit in it?
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post #5 of 62
definitely. start with a new heat sink first. or maybe a closed water loop. like the corsair series. thumb.gif
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post #6 of 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by GlassToTheArson View Post

Sorry I have no clue how to have my system specs in my signature.

My CPU is an i5 2500, it is not OC'd, and I have the stock heatsink that came with the CPU

I have a sinking feeling that I'm going to have get a new case and a new heatsink if I don't want my CPU to friggin melt.

My wife is gonna loooove me tongue.gif

Way too hot, id stay under 80 to be safe. You dont need a super expensive heatsink, the stock heatsink just sucks. Trust me i dont even know why they cheapen out on heatsinks when you pay so much for a CPU. You can even get a Hyper 212+ and it will do you really good. its a little bulky when it comes to heat sinks, there are plenty of other sizes but really stock heatsinks suck ):
a 10-30 dollar heatsink on your CPU will perform a lot better; you dont need something too expensive.
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My wife is gonna loooove me tongue.gif

Don't tell my wife I just put together a custom loop, Just to make my cpu get to 96C again.
post #8 of 62

Whoa.  Let's slow down here.  Before you spend any money, I have two questions:

 

  1. Is your stock heatsink loose or wobbly at all?  Can you wiggle it?  If so, then this would mean that it's way too loose.
  2. Is your system inside of a desk hole?  Or is it out in the open?
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post #9 of 62
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Originally Posted by Aesthethc View Post

Way too hot, id stay under 80 to be safe. You dont need a super expensive heatsink, the stock heatsink just sucks. Trust me i dont even know why they cheapen out on heatsinks when you pay so much for a CPU. You can even get a Hyper 212+ and it will do you really good. its a little bulky when it comes to heat sinks, there are plenty of other sizes but really stock heatsinks suck ):
a 10-30 dollar heatsink on your CPU will perform a lot better; you dont need something too expensive.

That's actually the heatsink I was looking at, however if I'm not mistaken I'd have to remove my side panel due to the 250mm case fan
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post #10 of 62

Please see my most recent post above.

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