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When I play demanding games like BF4 beta, the fans on my GPU & CPU starts to make loud noise like a jet taking off.

I get a lot of hot air and my temps are also high.



Should I keep gaming or beef up on some cooling? Currently using stock CPU fan, and the two 120 mm fans that came with the Haf 912 case.

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CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz
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post #2 of 11
Your temps are safe. I'm assuming you have stock CPU cooler and CPU temps are near the top of safe operating temp. GPU is well below top safe operating temp.

We can probably get your CPU temp down 5-10c by improving your airflow. What case fans are you running, where are they located and which are intake and which are exhaust?
post #3 of 11
everything is look good just throw intel HSF and replace with cooler master hyper 103 or 212X thumb.gif
post #4 of 11
Toss the stock Intel HSF that's spinning at 2800-2900RPM and get a half decent heatsink that'll spin at < 1200rpm.

You can use some cheap like Thermalright True 120M or True 140 for <$40.
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-TS120 , http://www.nansgaminggear.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TS-120M-BW
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-TS140 , http://www.nansgaminggear.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TS-140-BW

Any cheaper then you're looking at severely discounted heatsinks with mediocre fans like Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo / 212 Plus for ~$20.

Install a 120mm exhaust on rear or 200mm exhaust (Coolermaster Megaflow) on top. If it's your GPU that's heating up (doesn't seem that way at all), then install a 120/140mm exhaust on the side panel.

That is all.
Edited by AlphaC - 10/5/13 at 1:22pm
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post #5 of 11
You can get a aftermarket cooler but the truth is your system is not running too hot as it is.
post #6 of 11
Temps are safe but its the stock cooler so you can definitely do better. I would recommend picking up a Hyper 212 EVO
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Cpu is a bit hot for my liking but that is because you are using stock cooler. It gets the job done at stock clocks but you have no headroom.

Gpu is running good.
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post #8 of 11
both cpu & gpu are almost running cold..youre fine..
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Cpu is a bit hot for my liking but that is because you are using stock cooler. It gets the job done at stock clocks but you have no headroom.

thats a sandybridge not an amd, considering it can clock decently on stock or undervolted, it even has headroom..
     
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post #9 of 11
Well, true. There is some. You can push to 4.1 but temps are going to go up, even if you don't touch the voltage. I wouldnt want to leave my cpu at 70c+

Even though it is safe.
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post #10 of 11
theoretically any cpu is "safe" at any temp as long as PROCHOT# (throttling) & THERMTRIP# (shutdown) do not ever engage, though many dont like the temp you mentioned, some even fret over 50c..
     
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