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#1 Irohas

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:25 PM

I have a question about computer temperatures because mine seem to be unusually high for my set up.

 

I currently have an i5-3570k@3.4ghz, 8 gigs of ram, and a 4gb 760.

 

I'm worried about the fact that my monitor says my cpu is idling at around 40-45c and in my bios it said it was around 50c constantly. These seems really high for me considering A. I have water cooling and B. I'm not overclocking in any way.I also have an extra fan to try and help with cooling but it seems extremely high for idling as I've seen that 30c seems like normal idling and my cpu gets 10-20c above that depending on the temperature sources. Also my gpu only idles at 35c which is also way lower than my cpu.

 

Just wondering if there's anything I could be doing wrong or if there's a way to alleviate these high temperatures.  



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Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:55 PM

ive noted that often software temperature software varies from the BIOS, what software are you using to monitor it? and have you tried a different software?


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:48 AM

Give HWMonitor a try.  It reads both motherboard temperature sensors (with varying degrees of success) and the CPU's core temperatures from the internal sensors.  Post up a screenshot maybe.

 

Some questions about your hardware:

 

1) Is this a new system and is it one you've put together yourself or is it pre-built?

2) Have the temperatures always been like this?

3) What cooling system is it and did you fit this yourself?

 

Idle temperatures on Intel CPU's are pretty low normally.  If the power saving features are working as intended they only consume a few watts at idle which results in very little heat.  Something to check is, is it genuinely idling?  In other words what is the CPU use reported as in task manager?

 

Also what are your load temperatures like?  These are much more important than idle temps.  Software like Prime95 stress test puts very high load on the CPU but I would use caution with this if the cooling system is suspect.  What are they like when running a game?


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