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High idle temps with a 2500K and P8P67 Pro?

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I'm helping someone put together a rig through another forum, and he's gotten it into the BIOS, so everything is functioning. However, after staying on for a while, it was showing temps hovering around 56C. I think he was looking at the "CPU Temp" monitor, rather than the individual cores, but still that seems a tad high. It's not overclocked, and is on the stock cooler, sitting in a Rosewill Challenger with the side panel off.

He didn't mess with the TIM at all...just popped the heat sink on the CPU. I know it's not the best, but the stock cooler should do better than that, shouldn't it?

My first thought was to see what Real Temp says, though it'll have to wait till tomorrow since he hasn't even installed Windows yet. I figured I'd ask OCN if there was something I'm missing, or should advise him to check.

So...is there?
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post #2 of 9
The thermal pads take a while to melt on the stock cooler. At least, they did for me.

Just get him to make sure all 4 of the pushpins clicked when he installed it. You have to use quite a bit of force (so much that i almost chickened out)
post #3 of 9
Try reseating. If it doesn't help, You might wanna grab an aftermarket CPU Cooler or use a new thermal paste cool.gif
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What are your ambient's? If they're fairly low, do a re-seat.
     
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post #5 of 9
Unless your buddy is living near in the southern hemisphere atm where there is summer the cooler needs re-seating. Those temps are way too high, even for stock cooler.
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post #6 of 9
Just like to point out thats measured in the bios. Not in windows. The bios temp is the socket temp, not the core temp.
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd;12185143 
Just like to point out thats measured in the bios. Not in windows. The bios temp is the socket temp, not the core temp.

Still, shouldnt be so high. Nevertheless, what're the temps in Windows?
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Well, Windows still isn't on yet, but he said it was reading 50C immediately after he turned it on, from being off for hours. Perhaps it's not a hardware problem, then?
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post #9 of 9
The BIOS might use a lot of CPU so the readings you get may actually be heavy load temperatures instead of idle temperatures, and for heavy load I think 56C is okay? (Not sure though.)

I'm saying this because the only way I can get my cpu temps way up (over 80C frown.gif ) is by using wPrime which stresses all cores 100%, or in the BIOS hardware monitor. I got 35C idle and 50C while for example playing games or making music. I have 2500k with Scythe Yasya and AsRock P67 Extreme4. (I know the 80C+ is not normal but that's beside the point here.)
Edited by Etni - 2/28/11 at 5:45am
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