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post #1 of 32
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Hey, guys. I'm running a 2600k at stock speeds on an MSI P67A-G65 Motherboard with the stock heatsink included.

The problem is, it is running at 50-60C Idle.

I don't think these temperatures are normal, I have reseated the CPU and heat-sink multiple times and it still runs quite hot.

It gets around 70-80C under Cinebench and full load.

I think these temperatures may be hurting my CPU and I would love to find out if these temperatures are normal, and if I should buy an after-market heat-sink, and if so, what one do you guys recommend?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 32
i think thats normal for a stock cpu cooling but im not too sure on the sandybridges
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Are you sure you have the heatsink on all the way? Did you use enough thermal paste?
    
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post #4 of 32
Definitely buy an aftermarket heatsink. The whole point of getting a K variant of a Sandy Bridge chip is to overclock it, and you won't be doing any overclocking with the Intel stock cooler. thumb.gif
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post #5 of 32
Those are normal temperatures. The stock heatsink is absolutely horrible.

Just to be sure though, every time you have reseated it you have removed the old TIM with isopropyl alcohol correct? And used a method such as a small uncooked rice dot and have the heatsink spread it upon seating?
post #6 of 32
That about normal for the stock heatsink. I recommend you get an aftermarket cooler for it and you will definitely see temperature differences.
    
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post #7 of 32
What everyone else said.

Get a better cooler - even something like I have (AC freezer 7) it's really cheap but it's leagues better than stock.
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post #8 of 32
When you're reseating the cooler, are you replacing the thermal paste as well? If you just keep removing it and putting it back on, your temps aren't going to improve. You're just mucking up the thermal paste and temps are likely to keep getting worse. It's hard to mount the stock cooler wrong. As long as all the push pins are locked down, it should be good to go.

As for your temps, make sure your CPU isn't running at ridiculous voltages, and that the fan speed is set to 100% in BIOS.
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Yeah, I've cleaned and reapplied the thermal compound every time I've reseated it.

What cooler do you guys recommend getting.

I'm up for anything, including water cooling.

Also, any settings in the BIOS I should change?
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Originally Posted by FrostyFoxxy;12985808 
Yeah, I've cleaned and reapplied the thermal compound every time I've reseated it.

What cooler do you guys recommend getting.

I'm up for anything, including water cooling.

Also, any settings in the BIOS I should change?

If you want the best air cooler take a look at the noctua nh-d14 - I'm not that up to date on watercooling tbh redface.gif

And regarding the bios - that depends if you want to overclock your chip or not wink.gif
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