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I have a core i5 2500k which I believe is running a bit hot at idle speed. It idles at about 35° Celsius on the stock cooler. Everyone says that the computers idle temps are individual to everybody elses due to climate, case etc. My computer consists of:

  • Core i5 2500k Stock Cooler No OC
  • Asus Radeon 6950 Direct CuII
  • Antec 1200 Full Tower Case
  • Mushkin Blackline 8GB 2x4GB 1600mhz
  • Asus P8Z68-V PRO
  • 1TB Seagate 7200rpm

Something that I find interesting is that the temperatures are different according to the program I am using. I just don't know what to trust. For example, Speccy always says my MOBO temp is 60° and never changes. I know it has to be wrong.

Current temps according to programs are: Speccy - 34° Asus AI Suite -24° Coretemp - 35°

I am starting to think that this might be a software program than a hardware problem. I can't tell which program is true.

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No, I would not worry until it hits 70+.

Temperatures in the 30's are nothing at all to worry about (your laptop will probably not feel warm at that temp).

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I've got a home server box, and it's not even set to spin up the fan really until it gets to 60C. – Orihara Jan 22 '12 at 23:52
Just to clarify, it is a Desktop PC. Unless of course you are comparing the temps to that of a laptop. Thanks for the answer. – Sam Jan 22 '12 at 23:59
Does not matter if its a desktop or a laptop. – soandos Jan 23 '12 at 0:00

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