Cpu Temperature constantly rising to max

May 13, 2011 at 07:50:05
Specs: Windows 7, i5 2400 4gb ram
So i just built my first computer.
intel i5 2400
asus p8p67 rev.3.
g.skill ripjaw series 4gb (2x2gb)
seagate barracuda 1tb hdd
sony dvd writer
550 W psu
zotac geforce 460 1gb

so heres my problem..... everytime i boot up the computer and check my BIOS my CPU temperature reading is constantly on the rise until 90s+ celsius... but when i get to my windows and check my Cpu Temerature with CoreTemp... all cores are showing 45 degrees celsius on idle..

also my computer doesnt shutdown nor the fans increase speed when bios cpu temperature reaches 99 degrees celsius+

the fans do increase speed when i play games and coretemp detects my cpu temperature gets hot.

Im alittle worried about the BIOS CPU Temeperature reading.... someone help?

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May 13, 2011 at 07:55:29
i would not trust 3rd party software, but make sure that the heat-sink is attached correct and that there is thermal paste on the CPU.

The placement of fans can be important as well sometimes the cool air flow gets disrupted by having fans in wrong places blowing the wrong way

try this one and see what it says probably most accurate one out there: http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/hwmo...

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May 13, 2011 at 09:29:37
U should trust bios readings instead of third party soft. Use google if u don't know how to apply thermal paste correct.

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May 13, 2011 at 12:54:25
thanks for the quick replies XD i replaced the stock heatsink and bought a better one. appiled the thermal paste properly and now its fine. CPU temperature on idle 50s. under load high 50s to 60s

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May 13, 2011 at 15:28:26
"CPU temperature on idle 50s"

Idles in the 50s? Is it extremely warm in your house? Are you sure you installed the HSF & thermal paste correctly? That temp seems awfully high.

The i5 uses the "vertical line" method for paste application. If you did it differently, you did it incorrectly. See the following:



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May 14, 2011 at 01:14:28
nvm on idle its around 38 - 42
underload its low 50s

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May 14, 2011 at 05:12:06
Still sounds a little warm, my Core2's overclocked (E7500@3.5 & E8200@3.2) idle around 40 and load in the low 50's and when stock were idling around 30. The i5-2400 2nd Gen. from what I understand should run cooler (at similar clock speeds). Though that might come down a little when the compound settles after a few heat/cool cycles.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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