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Windows 7: New Build CPU temp?

06 Oct 2011   #1
77273GU

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
New Build CPU temp?

Hello, Built the system in my specs today. I'm using the stock cooler. I bought an H60 but it was missing hardware so that will be going on soon hopefully. When I sit BiOS, haven't installed 7 yet, the cpu temp is 52c with a MB temp of 22. Is this high for the 1st start and will it get better after use? Should I get some new thermal paste or will this be OK until I get the hardware for the H60?

Dont know how I screwed up the cooler, set it on, push the 4 pins in an X pattern and its on.


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06 Oct 2011   #2
Technologic

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

its not bad but it is a bit high for that CPU Model have you ensured that the thermal paste was applied correctly and that the cooler is firmly attached? (there should be no real movement in the cooler if you wobble it) and is the fan spinning (stupid question i know but with the 1155 series CPU i ran one without a heat sink and it only hit 90 degrees Celsius and was mostly stable)
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06 Oct 2011   #3
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 77273GU View Post
Hello, Built the system in my specs today. I'm using the stock cooler. I bought an H60 but it was missing hardware so that will be going on soon hopefully. When I sit BiOS, haven't installed 7 yet, the cpu temp is 52c with a MB temp of 22. Is this high for the 1st start and will it get better after use? Should I get some new thermal paste or will this be OK until I get the hardware for the H60?

Dont know how I screwed up the cooler, set it on, push the 4 pins in an X pattern and its on.
Whilst temps do stabilise after initial use, 52C is too high for a system at idle. There are dozens, if not hundreds of threads here about CPU and system temps being too high.

I think most would agree that good airflow through the case is one of the critical factors. The right amount of paste and solid contact across the surface of the cpu die being another.

But rather than repeat the execellent support provided by many on these forums perhaps you could do a search here. There are lots of things you can try.

I had similar problems. Perhaps you could start here Good cooler for I7-920 OC

or here
I7950 TJ cooling problems?

good luck
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06 Oct 2011   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Agree with the case ventilation comments etc. I found the stock cooler inadequate for my liking on my i7 2600k. A relatively low cost Hyper 212+ reduces temperatures by 15 Celsius or more.
With a Motherboard at 25 Celsius my highest core is less than 30 C. Under Prime95 load or heavy Handbrake video encode the max core temp is ~50 C.

So I think I'd get your other cooler on and you should see a big difference.
By the way I used artic silver 5 compound and followed their instructions on their website.
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06 Oct 2011   #5
77273GU

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies. I knew 53c was high before I posted, I was just hoping this was OK at 1st start and would stabilize after a break in period. Guess not.

I used the thermal paste that came with the cooler, Ill order some now.

The temps were with an open case. For intake I have 2 120mm in front and 1 120mm side. For exhaust I have 2 140mm top.
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07 Oct 2011   #6
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

If you need help, her are the instructions from artic silver 5
here is a video that shows another good method with an aftermarket CPU Cooler.

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07 Oct 2011   #7
77273GU

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

@essenbe Thats what I ordered, picked up some DECMiflex fan filters also.
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07 Oct 2011   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I ran the stock cooler on an i5-2500 for a while. My CPU idle temps were never above the high 30s.

That's in a warm room (around 80 F or 26 C) with a closed case.

So you are at least 10 degrees high, I'd say.

You say the temps were with an open case. Temps might be lower with a closed case assuming the case has decent fans and airflow.

Likewise, you might gain a couple of degrees with Arctic Silver.

I'd be more suspicious of a heatsink that was not quite seated. That 4 pin mounting setup can be fussy and frustrating--even more so with a third party cooler.

You also might find things run cooler when Windows is installed.
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07 Oct 2011   #9
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 77273GU View Post
Dont know how I screwed up the cooler, set it on, push the 4 pins in an X pattern and its on.
Going by your specs, your case has a "motherboard cutout".
Take a look at the back......you should be able to see if the stock cooler push pins are catching.
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07 Oct 2011   #10
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I would go to the articsilver website for instructions on application of the thermal paste. I used their recommendation of a thin line (not a "grain of rice" in the centre) along the centre of the i7 cores in my case.
I also used high purity isopropyl alcohol for cleaning which should be readily available and cheaper than their cleaners.
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