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2500k load temp over 80C!!!

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Hi!

I just bought a new computer. It has a i5 2500k+ processor cooled by Scythe Yasya, on an ASRock P67 Extreme4 board.

I haven't overclocked it. Idle temp 35c, load temp (eg. making music or playing games) around 50-ish. But when I run wPrime (100% load on all cores simultaneously) or watch the hardware monitor in bios, the heat goes up to over 80C in just a few seconds! And turning the CPU fan to max doesn't help. What the hell?

The computer was built by the store, it's a legit store and I would've thought they have expertise in this sort of thing, but I don't know. Maybe the guy building the machine had a bad day? Or maybe I just got royally screwed? I guess I'll be taking the computer back to the store, but since they're kind of slow in responding to anything, I'd just like to get a confirmation that those temperatures are not normal, right? And Scythe Yasya should handle 2500k easily, right?
Edited by Etni - 2/28/11 at 7:07am
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You should fill out your system specs so it will be easier for the people on here to help you.

Hope you get it resolved, those temps are too high for stock settings.
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Originally Posted by Wheezo View Post
You should fill out your system specs so it will be easier for the people on here to help you.

Have you tried to re-seat your heatsink, how much TIM have you applied, you might want to reapply it again.

Hope you get it resolved, those temps are too high for stock settings.
What specs do you need?

I haven't assembled the computer myself, it was built for me. And I don't want to touch because it has warranty and I don't want the store to think I messed it up.

Just wanted forum people to confirm that those temps are too high. (Which I guess you already did, so thanks!)
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You could check the vCore in CPU-z. Maybe it's simply way too high.
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Idle and normal load temps don't seem that unreasonable. What's your ambient?
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Idle and normal load temps don't seem that unreasonable. What's your ambient?
That seems really unreasonable to me... even 50c at that load is pretty nuts. I max in the mid 60's on a $30 air cooler at 4.8GHz at 1.4v.

And wPrime isn't nearly as stressful as something like LinX or IBT would be, which I would assume would cause your PC to power off from reaching maximum safe values.
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Thanks for the replies, and for confirming those temps are too high (as I feared).

I don't know exact ambient temp, but it's winter here in Finland, so not problematically hot I'm sure.

The CPU fan has a physical knob for setting RPM (strange, I thought those were usually for case fans). But setting it to max seems to have very little effect, so I'm guessing it has to be a badly installed fan, or maybe something's broken in delivery, or something. Seems firmly in place, though.

That, or vCore, I'll check. Thanks for that tip as well!


So, just to double confirm, when I squeeze everything I can out of the processor (wPrime or whatever), it shouldn't go past something like 60C in any case, right? I'm under the impression that Yasya should be significantly better than the stock cooler, too.
Edited by Etni - 2/28/11 at 7:32am
post #8 of 20
What's your vcore?

Check if the cooler is mounted properly. Give it a gentle tug to see if it moves around at all.
What about TIM application?
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You may need to reapply your thermal paste and reseat your cooler.
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
You may need to reapply your thermal paste and reseat your cooler.
Since he didn't build it though he should leave it as it is because if he changes something and gets the same results than the shop might blame the issue on himself.
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