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Idle temp of i5-3550
06-23-2012, 11:39 AM,
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Idle temp of i5-3550
I was wondering what the average temperate should be for idle for an i5-3550 at 3.4GHZ. Mines idling at 46-50 degrees Celsius according to AIDA64 with the stock cooler, and that seems kind of high. But for all I know it could be normal. Maybe its just the stock cooler is garbage, and I should invest in an after market cooler.
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06-23-2012, 12:06 PM,
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RE: Idle temp of i5-3550
46-50 isn't great, but it's within normal values for the stock cooler and it's perfectly safe for the CPU. I'm curious as to what are the temperatures at load though?
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06-23-2012, 12:22 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-23-2012, 12:23 PM by Rush12049.)
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RE: Idle temp of i5-3550
(06-23-2012, 12:06 PM)MathieuB Wrote: 46-50 isn't great, but it's within normal values for the stock cooler and it's perfectly safe for the CPU. I'm curious as to what are the temperatures at load though?

After running the Intel Burn Test, this is what my max temps were:

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I'm guessing that is normal? Maybe a little high, but its a stock cooler.
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06-23-2012, 12:58 PM,
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RE: Idle temp of i5-3550
73 degrees is a tad bit too high.
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06-23-2012, 01:34 PM,
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Re: Idle temp of i5-3550
Standard for a stock cooler. Still perfectly safe.

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06-23-2012, 01:34 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-23-2012, 02:11 PM by Rush12049.)
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RE: Idle temp of i5-3550
(06-23-2012, 12:58 PM)ricky07652 Wrote: 73 degrees is a tad bit too high.

So would you recommend an after market cooler? Preferably something that a novice like me can install. I'm sure the Hyper 212 is not a very easy installation after reading some of the reviews.

(06-23-2012, 01:34 PM)MathieuB Wrote: Standard for a stock cooler. Still perfectly safe.

Alrighty, well two conflicting answers. I guess I will just have to see what happens. And I don't plan on this being full load hardly ever, so I guess its fine where I'm at now.
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06-23-2012, 05:07 PM,
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RE: Idle temp of i5-3550
The CPU can handle up to 105C, at which point is throttles its frequency and/or automatically shutdown your PC to avoid damage.

Your CPU reached 73C when using the Intel Burn Test, which is known for stressing the CPU more than in real-life scenarios. You're 32C away from 105C, in the worst case scenario, more than enough to not worry.

The only reason that I'd consider an after-market cooler is if you find the stock cooler too noisy for your tastes.
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06-23-2012, 05:37 PM,
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RE: Idle temp of i5-3550
(06-23-2012, 05:07 PM)MathieuB Wrote: Your CPU reached 73C when using the Intel Burn Test, which is known for stressing the CPU more than in real-life scenarios. You're 32C away from 105C, in the worst case scenario, more than enough to not worry.

The only reason that I'd consider an after-market cooler is if you find the stock cooler too noisy for your tastes.

Well thanks for the help Mathieu and Ricky. I think I'll just use the money to buy a sound card since my motherboard sound is stupid and I don't really feel like RMAing it.

To tell you the truth I don't even hear it. This system is pretty much dead silent. Fan noise is very inaudible. Which is surprising with 3 fans and a CPU fan. Then again my old Dell was very very quiet, which I found even more odd (in a good way). The loudest part of that was the hard drive.
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06-23-2012, 05:38 PM,
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Idle temp of i5-3550
Intel is not going to package a stock cooler that would cause harm to one of their stock CPUs. That would be really bad for their business. Since it is a business, they will not design a cooler that is any more larger than necessary. Nothing wrong with the stock cooler for most people. The rest of us strive for a quieter cooler even if over-clocking isn't in the plans.
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