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answered CPU Core Temperature Variation
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comment Stock cooler for core i7-2600 close to 80C at idle - will aftermarket one help?
I want to make clear though that playing around with the thermal paste should be done when you get an aftermarket cooler. Wiping clean the included paste on the cpu and Intel heatsink and using your may void the warranty. The safest bet would be to take the mobo out on a desk, install the heatsink again very carefully then run the whole thing outside the case. If still 80C then return the processor asap. If the replacement comes and same thing then look into an aftermarket cooler. I'd rather not invest extra time and gear into a potentially defective product.
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comment Stock cooler for core i7-2600 close to 80C at idle - will aftermarket one help?
What is the room temperature and case you are using? The stock cooler and thermal paste is adequate; to reach 80C while still in bios is definitely not the stock coolers fault(performance wise) unless installed improperly or the cpu is defective. If convenient could you remove the the heatsink then take a photo of the underside of the heatsink as well as the top of the cpu? Here's an even better link to installing thermal paste Spreading the paste with a razer or credit card into a very thin and flat layer should give better temps vs a glob.
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answered Stock cooler for core i7-2600 close to 80C at idle - will aftermarket one help?
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revised On windows 7 64bit, the computer freezes and the screen turns black when I play videos fullscreen
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answered On windows 7 64bit, the computer freezes and the screen turns black when I play videos fullscreen