You need to Read the rules and Join the forums before you can post.

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
New CPU
03-20-2012, 10:55 PM,
#1
New CPU
I currently have an i3-2100 3.10 GHz CPU, but for some reason, it is constantly overheating. I believe it is either because a) I put the heatsink/fan/thermal paste on incorrectly b) the stock fan just isn't good enough or c) it's simply not strong enough to handle what I want it to handle.

I have a hunch it's c, so I have been thinking about upgrading my processor. My current specs are:

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100282XTREME Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

PSU:Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100

RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBPK

HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


Could anyone suggest a cost-effective CPU/fan combo that is better than my current one and can get the job done, but doesn't cost a fortune?
Reply
03-21-2012, 12:34 AM,
#2
RE: New CPU
The stock cooler should be good enough, so long as it's installed correctly. Sandy Bridge sips power, so it shouldn't overwhelm the cooler. Try cleaning it and applying new thermal paste. Otherwise, get the Cooler Master Hyper 212+.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
Reply
03-21-2012, 03:32 PM,
#3
RE: New CPU
(03-21-2012, 12:34 AM)Brian Wrote: The stock cooler should be good enough, so long as it's installed correctly. Sandy Bridge sips power, so it shouldn't overwhelm the cooler. Try cleaning it and applying new thermal paste. Otherwise, get the Cooler Master Hyper 212+.


Okay, I'll look into the Cool Master Hyper 212+. However, after looking through the site a bit I saw that the Corsair Air Series A50 Performance CPU Cooler CAFA50 is also recommended? Which one is better? The Corsair one is slightly more expensive ($5 more), but that's definitely a price I'm willing to pay if it fixes this issue.
Reply
03-21-2012, 03:34 PM,
#4
RE: New CPU
The A50 is ever slightly better and slightly less noisy (not that the Hyper 212+ is noisy, far from it). The Hyper 212+ is more than good enough to handle your CPU though.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
Reply
03-21-2012, 03:39 PM,
#5
RE: New CPU
d) The thermal flow in your case is suboptimal. Don't forget to check the other fans.

It's a) or d). Intel stock coolers are fine, although sometimes noisy.
Reply
03-21-2012, 04:55 PM,
#6
RE: New CPU
Are you guys sure this processor can run many different programs at the same time? For example: browser with multiple tabs, voice program (vent, skype, teamspeak, etc), the actual game, etc?
Reply
03-21-2012, 05:52 PM,
#7
RE: New CPU
I don't think browsing with multiple tabs and voice requires much on the processor, much more RAM based, but I'm sure it can handle that. What do you mean by "overheating" btw? Do you mean computer shuts down, its just plain running hot, or something like its really loud because its hot?
Reply
03-21-2012, 06:49 PM,
#8
RE: New CPU
(03-21-2012, 05:52 PM)Final692 Wrote: I don't think browsing with multiple tabs and voice requires much on the processor, much more RAM based, but I'm sure it can handle that. What do you mean by "overheating" btw? Do you mean computer shuts down, its just plain running hot, or something like its really loud because its hot?

Running hot, I've been checking Speedfan a lot and when I'm running a game it's usually 55-70+. I believe it's linked to the lag I experience in some games, as I'm 90% certain it's not my internet.
Reply
03-21-2012, 07:40 PM,
#9
RE: New CPU
I think for a stock cooler thats the normal temp under load right?
Reply
03-21-2012, 07:41 PM,
#10
RE: New CPU
I run more programs than you mentioned at the same time on an 8 year old AMD64 3500+ single core processor. I would suggest that your heat sink isn't getting good contact with the CPU. The problem isn't your processor causing the high temperatures.

What I haven't seen asked it how old is the PC and has it just started running hot. If it ran fine before and is just starting to run hot, I would suspect that you have one or more fans not working or you have severe dust buildup in the PC.

An upgraded cooler will definitely get your temperatures down, but do check the dust and other fans in addition to the new cooler.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 GPU: EVGA GTX 650 2GB SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB HDDs: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB and Western Digital VelociRaptor 500 GB Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro RAM: 8x8GB (64GB) G. Skill Ripjaws Z 1600MHz Optical Drives: two Asus DRWB1ST PSU: Seasonic X650 80+ Gold Keyboard: Das Keyboard Professional S Mouse: Logitech Performance MX Tablet: Logitech T650 Monitors: NEC P241W and NEC PA241W Speakers: Bose Companion 3 Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)