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Basically everything is stock as far as fans go for my i5 2500k and when I put it under prime 95 it hit 140F (60C)at which point i backed off. It shot up there pretty quickly. This system is not overclocked.
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First thing's first. In the computing world, we use Centigrade to measure CPU temps. 140F is 60C, and 60C is perfectly fine. In stress testing applications, do not let your CPU hit anything higher than 80C (176F), just to be safe, although your CPU can withstand temperatures up to 99C until it starts to throttle itself.
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Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz;12429746 
First thing's first. In the computing world, we use Centigrade to measure CPU temps. 140F is 60C, and 60C is perfectly fine. In stress testing applications, do not let your CPU hit anything higher than 80C (176F), just to be safe, although your CPU can withstand temperatures up to 99C until it starts to throttle itself.

Ha yeah I was wondering if anyone would catch me using Fahrenheit before I could edit. Anyways, prime 95 is showing up at 65c which seems pretty high to me? I know people out there go way higher, but for a stock cooler on stock settings it just seems to me kind of high.
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Use Realtemp for measuring the 2500k's temp. The max load temp threshold for Intel procs is much higher than AMD's, so as long as you're under 75c, you should be fine. But they can easily go higher and still manage at say 90c or less.

Just stay under the TJ Max value on Realtemp when having something like Prime95 or IntelBurnTest going on.

You also have stock cooler, that would probably explain why it may seem high to you. Get a 212+ or something else and you should see a relevant drop in load temps.
Edited by yoshi245 - 2/19/11 at 11:03am
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60-65C on a stock cooler isn't bad at all. You'd have to run the stress tests for a period of time to really determine what temps it will get too. I would look at picking up an aftermarket CPU cooler to keep your temps down.
Check out the Cooler Master 212, for 30$ with free shipping it's a decent cooler for the price. You can always down the road get better fans to help with bring the temps down even more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&Tpk=cooler%20master%20212
Also to add what yoshi said, download Real Temp, Core Temp, and HWMonitor to keep an eye on your temps. I use more then one and figure out the average, some read different than others.
Core Temp http://www.overclock.net/10896751-post112.html
Real Temp http://www.overclock.net/downloads/322253-realtemp-15.html
HWmonitor http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
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Originally Posted by yoshi245;12446850 
Use Realtemp for measuring the 2500k's temp. The max load temp threshold for Intel procs is much higher than AMD's, so as long as you're under 75c, you should be fine. But they can easily go higher and still manage at say 90c or less.

Just stay under the TJ Max value on Realtemp when having something like Prime95 or IntelBurnTest going on.

You also have stock cooler, that would probably explain why it may seem high to you. Get a 212+ or something else and you should see a relevant drop in load temps.

Funny you mention that. I was just on newegg looking at that cooler before I bumped this thread. I was going to do a search to see what this board thought of that cooler but I'm going to take a wild guess that the general consensus is that it's good since you and frank (below) both recommended.
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Originally Posted by BigFrank;12446919 
60-65C on a stock cooler isn't bad at all. You'd have to run the stress tests for a period of time to really determine what temps it will get too. I would look at picking up an aftermarket CPU cooler to keep your temps down.
Check out the Cooler Master 212, for 30$ with free shipping it's a decent cooler for the price. You can always down the road get better fans to help with bring the temps down even more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&Tpk=cooler%20master%20212
Also to add what yoshi said, download Real Temp, Core Temp, and HWMonitor to keep an eye on your temps. I use more then one and figure out the average, some read different than others.
Core Temp http://www.overclock.net/10896751-post112.html
Real Temp http://www.overclock.net/downloads/322253-realtemp-15.html
HWmonitor http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

Woah those links should keep me busy for a while ha. Thanks for the recommendation on the 212.
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Just tested it out with real temp sensor test and I got 76 81 80 77. That seems high for being stock. Idles at 35 35 35 35. Should i be worried about the load test temperatures ?
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Originally Posted by BigFrank;12446919 
60-65C on a stock cooler isn't bad at all. You'd have to run the stress tests for a period of time to really determine what temps it will get too. I would look at picking up an aftermarket CPU cooler to keep your temps down.
Check out the Cooler Master 212, for 30$ with free shipping it's a decent cooler for the price. You can always down the road get better fans to help with bring the temps down even more.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&Tpk=cooler%20master%20212
Also to add what yoshi said, download Real Temp, Core Temp, and HWMonitor to keep an eye on your temps. I use more then one and figure out the average, some read different than others.
Core Temp http://www.overclock.net/10896751-post112.html
Real Temp http://www.overclock.net/downloads/322253-realtemp-15.html
HWmonitor http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

Yep I second this. I have this cooler and my temps load around 66-67C but I am at 4.8GHz at 1.4v.
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Originally Posted by spitty13;12452716 
Just tested it out with real temp sensor test and I got 76 81 80 77. That seems high for being stock. Idles at 35 35 35 35. Should i be worried about the load test temperatures ?

The load temps are high, but that should be expected for a stock cooler. Most basic use, doesnt push the CPU that hard. I would just scrap up 30$ and get a 212 and call it a day. That should be able to handle anything you throw at it. It's not a top of the line cooler, but should allow you to get a decent overclock and shouldn't get too hot.
Edited by BigFrank - 7/4/11 at 4:12pm
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Originally Posted by BigFrank;12455486 
The load temps are high, but that should be expected for a stock cooler. Most basic use, doesnt push the CPU that hard. I would just scrap up 30$ and get a 212 and call it a day. That should be able to handle anything you through at it. It's not a top of the line cooler, but should allow you to get a decent overclock and shouldn't get too hot.

I think more than likely that it is going to be what I'll be doing. $30 in the grand scheme of things is not bad at all.

Also, this was my first build and when I was putting on the cpu fan I'm pretty sure I lifted it up a few times after contact had been made. I bet I managed to get a few airbubbles in the thermal paste which might be part of the reason I have high temps. I'll be sure to not do that this time. I'm just hoping that my case is big enough for the fan. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

Thanks for all the help
Edited by spitty13 - 2/20/11 at 10:38am
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