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Intel i5-4570 Temperatures, Stock Cooler

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Hey, everyone.

I'm building a rig right now but only have the case, CPU, Mobo, memory, and PSU.

CPU: i5-4570
MOBO: ASROCK Z87 Extreme 4
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x4 GB
PSU: Seasonic Platinum
Case: Fractal Design Define R4

I'm having a problem with the CPU temperatures in the BIOS using the stock Intel cooler. At what I assume is in the idle state of the BIOS, my CPU is running at 38-41 degrees. That seems quite hot. My friend has suggested that perhaps the BIOS doesn't allow for throttling of the CPU in the BIOS, especially since I haven't updated the BIOS or anything.

Does this sound about right for this processor? I swear it should be running cooler, even though I have Googled results and found people running their i5-4570's at about the same temperature. I'm getting into contact with people who claim their 4570's are running at 25 degrees at idle to see if they're using the stock cooler.

Possible reasons for the temperature:

It's just how my processor happens to run, based on individual variations within the 4570 runs.
Airpockets might have formed when I unseated the heatsink a few times to check out why the temps were so high (and the reason I unseated it in the first place was that I was getting like 50 degrees, probably because I didn't snap a corner of the cooler in or something).
BIOS doesn't allow complete throttling down to the CPU's lowest frequency.
That's just how the 4570 runs. Maybe I should have gotten the 4430 since there seems to be more reviews for that.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 7
The CPU power saying features are generally not active in the BIOS, so the idle temp will normally be higher there than in Windows. 40C doesn't sound unreasonable in the BIOS with the stock cooler, although that would depend slightly on the ambient temps. Check it in Windows before you worry about it. The stock heatsink is normally temp controlled as well, so the fan may be idling really slowly and contributing to the temps as well. But 40C is nothing to worry about.
post #3 of 7
My own stock i5 4670 is about 37-40 as well, I'm guessing that's idle as I'm not playing anything but waiting for a game.

It doesn't seem so bad, I think load temperature is something more important to look at, as well as noise level at load. Both seem reasonable at stock.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
By enabling a power saving option in the BIOS that lowered the voltage, and as the night gets colder, the CPU temperature has dropped to about 34 degrees. I'm guessing my room was warmer than I thought when I tested my rig earlier, and lowering the voltage seems to have helped. I guess the final test will come when I get my storage and install Windows, which should let my system drop into a true idle state.
Edited by vamoose - 12/27/13 at 4:49am
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i am idling at 28 degrees celuis with a stock cooler and 21c room temp with stock intel thermal compound in a node 304 case with fans on low
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post #6 of 7
Check what Power Plan you're running in Windows Power Options (Which can be accessed via the Control Panel)

I would set it to Balanced (If it hasn't been set already) to see if that helps with lowering CPU Idle temperatures.

@pe4nut666 Which CPU is this? Different CPU's vary in temperatures.
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@pe4nut666 Which CPU is this? Different CPU's vary in temperatures.[/quote]



I am running the I-5 4570 with the stock intel cooler on balanced power setting in windows 8.1
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