Thread: Core i3-2100 - Temps Too High?
October 16th, 2012, 01:36 PM #1
Core i3-2100 - Temps Too High?
A few weeks ago, I helped my friend build a budget gaming computer that would be able to run World of Warcraft decently.
I have some idea on how well the computer is built, but no way to know for sure since she lives on the other side of the country and I had to use Skype to help her build.
The system is running a Core i3-2100 with stock cooling, it's not overclocked and it is not going to be overclocked. When we first built, and took readings of the temperatures, they were around 30 degrees Celsius at idle.
She told me she took a look at Real Temp again while running WoW and having a few other programs open and the readings were 60 degrees Celsius with a 25% load.
Is this too high?
The other components are listed below:
ASUS P8B75-V Motherboard
G Skill 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR 1600 RAM
EVGA 550TI GPU
Corsair Builder Series CX600 600W PSU
Antec Three Hundred Mid Case
Running Win7 Home Premium 64-Bit"Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you" - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
October 16th, 2012, 02:28 PM #2
it does sound too high to me. should be getting near those temps at 75-100% load if properly cooled.
could be all kinds of things, warm ambient room temps, fans on case in wrong directions, heatsink came loose, fan on Heatsink not working, hopefully its not dust build up a few weeks into the build.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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October 16th, 2012, 06:07 PM #3
Thanks for your response, Shyguy.
I am going to tell her to buy some thermal paste and try and reseat the heatsink fan, I have a feeling that's the issue.
If that doesn't fix the issue, I am going to send her my Zalmann that I have laying around here somewhere."Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you" - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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