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I just installed my new 3570K and even with the Hyper 212 Evo, my idle temps are almost 10 degrees higher than they were with my 2500. Is this normal? I was going to try my hand at overclocking tonight, but if my chip can't take the load, I don't want to risk it.
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Ivy bridge is known to be hotter than sandy, so your temps are normal.
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post #3 of 13
Yea I would say that is normal. Would you care to share the temperature with us?
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Yea I would say that is normal. Would you care to share the temperature with us?

It's between 31-33. Not sure why I didn't mention that tongue.gif
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31-33C idle temps seem pretty good to me... I'm surprised at 21-23C on your sandy though, what are your ambient temps?
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31-33C idle temps seem pretty good to me... I'm surprised at 21-23C on your sandy though, what are your ambient temps?

Ambient is around 70F

Yea my 2500 ran with the 212 at a constant 22C at idle
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post #7 of 13
70F = 21C
That would put your cpu idling at exact ambient temp on an air cooler, I've never had that happened to me, 31 - 33C seems much more realistic imo.
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70F = 21C
That would put your cpu idling at exact ambient temp on an air cooler, I've never had that happened to me, 31 - 33C seems much more realistic imo.

I guess I got lucky tongue.gif Not sure if it means anything but it was a non K model 2500
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Yeah but back to the topic at hand, you shouldn't worry about 31-33C idle temps, it's load temps you should be worrying about... so run prime95 or lynx to see how much room you have to OC your new CPU... You should be able to hit around 4.4 ghz at least.
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Yeah but back to the topic at hand, you shouldn't worry about 31-33C idle temps, it's load temps you should be worrying about... so run prime95 or lynx to see how much room you have to OC your new CPU... You should be able to hit around 4.4 ghz at least.

What settings should I use in Prime95?
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