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Old 11-29-2012, 12:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an intel i5-3470 and i am running windows 7 ultimate. I think my cpu may be overheating, at idle the temperature is fine (70-80 F)but when i play a computer game for a couple hours the cpu gets to (100-110 F) this is too hot for this cpu correct?
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's pretty hot, what heatsink/fan do you have? # of fans? Did you use enough thermal paste?
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Its the stock heatsink and whatever paste they use.
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Try reapplying thermal paste, Arctic Silver is pretty cheap. Maybe you didn't use enough.

How many fans do you have? And where are they?
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I didnt do anything. Its a computer off new egg. I have some arctic silver lying around so ill try that. Before i apply some, is there such thing as applying too much paste?
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If you apply too much, it would spread off the processor when reseating the heatsink So try to keep it evenly spread out and a decent thickness.
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Ok thanks and if that doesnt work, what heat sink would u recommend, nothing too expensive... Around 50$
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Nooooo those temps are fine. Matt, try to realize in what system the people post. 100F is 37C. Perfectly fine, and well below average for a load temp on a quad.
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Isn't the cooler, the better? And I don't know Metrics, :$
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