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High idle temps for Sandy Bridge?

post #1 of 7
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My 2600K seems to idle around 40'C across all the cores, stock clocks too. The board only allows me to set a default fan speed which is 50% currently, that will only increase if a temperture threshold is set to 55'C at the moment.

Is a 40'C idle temp normal for a 2600K?
What would you guys suggest?
post #2 of 7
Yeah, that's high. Mine idled at 28 at stock under my H50.

Reseat your heatsink, or try new thermal paste.
post #3 of 7
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Thats going to be fun >.> I had such trouble getting it mounted, maybe I dun goofed.
post #4 of 7
Sounds high to me as well. I have the 2500k, but I get 27 to 30c on idle. What program are you using to monitor?
It seems like the cpu temperature in the bios always shows it a little higher (35 to 40c for me) than programs that measure the individual cores, so keep that in mind too.
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if you had trouble getting it mounted, then thats probably the cause of the heat
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post #6 of 7
At stock I get 30c. So you seem a bit high.
There might be a bios update to allow you to have fan set @ 100%
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post #7 of 7
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I can set the fan speed to 100% but its crazy loud. I'm not a fan of the way MSI allow fan control. I'd much rather have control over it than letting the mobo decide. I'm using HWmonitor to keep an eye on the temps. After the foldathon is finished, I'll start reseating.
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