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Old July 2, 2010, 02:24 AM
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Default i5 750: are these temps too high?

Hi. Apologies in advance for the newb question.
The cores on my i5 750 reach temperatures of 39C to 45C while idling, and 60C to 65C when loading 3D games. While gaming, the core temperatures hover between 53C and 58C. More recently, I recorded readings of up to 75C (on all four cores for some five to seven seconds, at least) when I put my system through the 3DMark 06 CPU test.
I've kept the processor at stock speeds and do not intend to overclock. While my system remains stable , and I have yet to observe symptoms of CPU stress in the three months since I purchased my processor, I have started to wonder whether these temperature readings are cause for worry. Are the abovementioned temperatures normal? I should mention that I live in the tropics, where ambient temperatures drift from 33C to 37C for most of the year.
I would truly appreciate your inputs and advice.
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Old July 2, 2010, 02:32 AM
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I should mention that I live in the tropics, where ambient temperatures drift from 33C to 37C for most of the year.
For that ambient your temps are perfect fine.
You can try to lower Vcore (but keeping CPU stable). This way you can shove a couple of degrees more. :)
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Old July 2, 2010, 05:22 AM
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Yea the temperatures are stable, no need to worry about crashes or any problems.
Your ambient is pretty high, so I wouldn't worry about it if you don't plan to over clock.
You're on the stock heat sink right? This is perfectly fine for that.
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Welcome Jack Daniels,

It is only a New question because you haven't asked it yet .

With such a High ambient that would more than likely be a normal operating temperature for your CPU.
I am assuming you are running on a stock cooler? To help perhaps shave a few degrees if you are concerned would be to get an aftermarket cooler on there.

That being said, the temps are not bad for that CPU.

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Old July 2, 2010, 12:16 PM
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Hi guys!

Thanks for the quick replies.

Boy, what a relief! I was already going into a panic thinking about the amount of cash I'd have to shovel out trying to remedy what turns out to be something that is not really a cause for worry.

Again, thank you all very much!
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Two things you'll probably be happy to hear:

1) The 'maximum' temperature for that CPU is around 100C, so heat really isn't much of a concern.

2) The CPU has built-in thermal protection, so even if you do hit that level, it won't cause any damage and the worst that will happen is that the computer will turn off.
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If you are not worried about warranty's & If your case is Wide enough
Try an aftermarket coolers > this very web site has three of them &and one of them
I have on my i5 750 @ 87f cpu temps are 36c to 38c idel work loads 45c to 48c
your temps are very good. besides if its 120 inside A cooler can only do so much
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If you are not worried about warranty's & If your case is Wide enough
Try an aftermarket coolers
Using an aftermarket warranty doesn't void the warranty of a CPU.
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Old July 3, 2010, 03:34 AM
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Two things you'll probably be happy to hear:

1) The 'maximum' temperature for that CPU is around 100C, so heat really isn't much of a concern.

2) The CPU has built-in thermal protection, so even if you do hit that level, it won't cause any damage and the worst that will happen is that the computer will turn off.
Thanks for the information. And yes, that does put the mind at ease.
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If you are not worried about warranty's & If your case is Wide enough
Try an aftermarket coolers > this very web site has three of them &and one of them
I have on my i5 750 @ 87f cpu temps are 36c to 38c idel work loads 45c to 48c
your temps are very good. besides if its 120 inside A cooler can only do so much
Hi there.

I have given a great deal of thought to installing a new aftermarket cooler. The heat down here -- especially in the dry season -- can be lethal. It will be sometime, though, until the dry months come again, and by then the warranty would have lapsed so I'll be looking around for a good CPU fan.

Any suggestions? My PC case is a Cooler Master Elite 335.

Thank you very much for your input.
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