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My i5 2500 CPU idling at 50 degrees celcius

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by happy, Jan 16, 2012.

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    It's actually a $10 discount. I just actually saw that in my e-mail. Thanks for the info though. After the discount it is around 21.0x. Quite an amazing deal for quite an amazing cooler (based on the 2xxx reviews). This makes deal makes me not even really wanting to worry about the price anymore, not that it was really an issue, but luckily I waited a day. Coincidentally this was the cpu cooler I was going to get anyways. Well once I order this steal (hoping it will resolve the bios issue) I will chime back in to tell you guys the result. I understand for another user that it is normal that at bios screen temp generally runs higher and I don't need to worry. But it seems that the heftiness stated by one of the users state that it's not going to break the motherboard nor is it that huge. The problem is if it doesn't solve the bios temp problem and it is quite huge when I see it, I will lose the ability to return it to newegg without having to pay for a shipping myself. If I bought from Amazon they pay for shipping it back, but Amazon as of now doesn't have this deal.
     
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    Well guys just wanted to chime back in to report my status. Although not as low as I thought the temp would go. A 10 degree difference is quite significant. I've been in the bios screen for about 5 minutes and the cpu is idling around 40 c.

    I got the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus if anyone is interested.

    In RealTemp here is my xsbench score:
    Your Score 1491
    Time 9.811
    Speed 3681.68
    Base Score 1000
     
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    All these useless posts are hurting my head lol. Yea the Hyper 212+ is a GREAT cooler, especially at under 25$. If you have a spare fan, you can always stick it on the Hyper 212+ in push pull (should blow towers the back exhaust)

    Out of curiosity what thermal paste have you bought? Also, what is important is load temps so check out what your temps are with intel burn test (http://majorgeeks.com/IntelBurnTest_d5987.html)

    and thanks for reporting back :)
     
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    I'll see if the if another fan will drop the temp, but at the moment don't got a spare 120mm fan. I went cheap and didn't buy any at all, so I just used the one that came with the fan. There's quite alot they give. I'm gonna use it on another cpu fan.
     
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    I don't think adding another fan in push pull is going to cause a dramatic drop in temperature but should none the less drop it.
    It could also allow you to decrease the fan speed a bit if the currently installed fan is a bit noisy but so far with my Hyper 212+ I have not noticed any intolerable noises coming from the stock fan.

    I use a CM silent Blue LED fan as the intake of the CPU cooler and the original as the exhaust.
    Sure there are fans with better airflow and are more silent than the CM silent fan, but for it's price it does the job.
     
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    I have 2 CM R4 Blue LED fans on mine
     
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    happy QUIT LOOKING AT THE BIOS SCREEN ITS NOT ACCURATE
     
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    I too have 5 coolermaster r4 black, but this build is not mines so I don't want to take it out of mines to put into my friends. The fan included with the CM 212 plus is quite quiet for me, but I haven't played any games on it so I won't know how loud it will get.
     
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    I just disable the auto fan control on mine and leave it running at 100%.

    Never liked hearing an audible change in fan speed.
     
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    Honestly, I don't know if it was the thermal paste (new one from CM 212+) or the stock cpu fan (i5 2500) that affected the bios temp. Nevertheless, if the bios screen temp is broken or not accurate, the new thermal paste or new fan itself did drop the bios screen significantly. I could have also put on the thermal paste and inserted back the stock cpu to see if the bios temp would change, but for the price of the cm 212+, I didn't want to go through all that trouble to take out the motherboard and reinsert back the fan.
     
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    BIOS sometime but a significant load... I have the equivalent of 75% load on BIOS
     

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