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Old June 15, 2011, 07:15 PM
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Default High temperature: MiniITX H67 + i5-2500 = over 60C at idle

Hi guys,

I am having some CPU temperature issues.

On a brand new ASUS P8H67-I DELUXE paired with an Intel i5-2500, the
BIOS reports the CPU temperature quickly rises to 60C (I turn off the
PSU at that point). The temperature starts at around 40C and climbs by
1C every 1-2 seconds.

I am using the stock HSF. I touch the heatsink when it says 60C and it
is at room temperature. Is this normal? What temperature should I
expect? My own googling says around 32-35C at idle and around 45C on
load.

A bit of history: I ordered a whole PC by parts through Newegg. I
first assembled the motherboard, CPU and RAM and tried to boot. It
worked. The next day, it didn't want to boot anymore. After a
thourough investigation (*** which included the removal and
reinstallation of the HSF a couple of times), I found the CMOS battery
had leaked. I RMAd the motherboard to Newegg and recently received the
replacement part. Now I have put back the HSF and CPU together with
the same thermal paste.

Could the reuse of the same thermal paste be the problem? Could the
reuse of thermal paste lead to idle temperatures of over 60C when they
should be at around 32-35C?

Thanks a lot for your input.
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Old June 15, 2011, 09:13 PM
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hmm,if its well seated and there is adequate thermal interface material applied,you should not see those
numbers save it was closed up in a drawer or something

or the bios reports wrong. let it go on,prime95 it and see what gives

and yes not enough thermal paste can be the cause of such things, since it will not
be able to transfer heat optimally.

welcome aboard btw
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Old June 16, 2011, 05:52 AM
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Dan, once again you didn't read the whole post.... ;)

Anyways, you should ALWAYS replace the thermal compound in between heatsink remountings. There's where your problem lies.
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Old June 16, 2011, 06:32 AM
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Anyways, you should ALWAYS replace the thermal compound in between heatsink remountings. There's where your problem lies.

Yes, it probably create an air pocket, also is those temp with the board on the bench or in a case ?,The power management is not working when you are in the BIOS and the OS is not load, so temp are higher. But 60'C ...you have a cooling problem for sure.
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i did,i think :p
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