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So I just put together a new machine, which went surprisingly well considering I've only dealt with simple upgrades before.

I was a bit worried when i put in the cpu, and the stock cooler's black pin thingies went underneath the motherboard (an Asus P8P67), but two of them didn't reach as far down as the others. I tried pressing them down some more, but I worried I would break something. (I was pressing harder and harder and they still didn't move)

Anyway, the initial bios screen said that the core temperatures were at 55c ish (I haven't touched any settings nor OC'ed anything), so I booted up HWmonitor in windows and have left it running for a bit, doing various tasks and dipping into the Total War Shogun 2 demo. (the side of the cabinet has been off the whole time btw)

Currently the cores are hovering around 37c-41c

The min values are 35c for the coldest core, and 38 for the warmest.

Max are in the 59c-62c range.


Should I be worried about these temperatures? I'm a bit scared that I might have ****ed something up when i assembled the machine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Those temps are fine but seem kind of high if it's at stock speeds. It's because you most likely are using a stock cooler. I haven't bought a new CPU in a while but pretty sure I can say most stock coolers suck. Aftermarket ones are not very expensive and much better
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Would it be unhealthy in any way for the cpu if I keep using the stock cooler?
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You have to check the two pins.
Make sure that they dont actually come out when you pull on it. The retail hsf's are supposed to have a "turn" thing at the top that "locks" the pins in place. Make sure that when you installed the HSF, that they were NOT on the lock position when pushing the pins down. They should all go down the same distance.
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Originally Posted by forestd View Post
So I just put together a new machine, which went surprisingly well considering I've only dealt with simple upgrades before.

I was a bit worried when i put in the cpu, and the stock cooler's black pin thingies went underneath the motherboard (an Asus P8P67), but two of them didn't reach as far down as the others. I tried pressing them down some more, but I worried I would break something. (I was pressing harder and harder and they still didn't move)

Anyway, the initial bios screen said that the core temperatures were at 55c ish (I haven't touched any settings nor OC'ed anything), so I booted up HWmonitor in windows and have left it running for a bit, doing various tasks and dipping into the Total War Shogun 2 demo. (the side of the cabinet has been off the whole time btw)

Currently the cores are hovering around 37c-41c

The min values are 35c for the coldest core, and 38 for the warmest.

Max are in the 59c-62c range.


Should I be worried about these temperatures? I'm a bit scared that I might have ****ed something up when i assembled the machine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Reseat the cpu/heatsink and see if it helps any.

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Originally Posted by Falkentyne View Post
You have to check the two pins.
Make sure that they dont actually come out when you pull on it. The retail hsf's are supposed to have a "turn" thing at the top that "locks" the pins in place. Make sure that when you installed the HSF, that they were NOT on the lock position when pushing the pins down. They should all go down the same distance.
They were in the unlocked position when I pushed it down, and seemed firmly in place. Admittedly, it is a very small difference between the black thingies, and I may just be overthinking things.

But thanks for the help guys, and I guess I'll get a decent cooler, and throw the stock one away.
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