• Farcry 3 80c CPU
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I was wondering if my CPU going to 80c while playing Farcry 3 is bad. It appears to only be in Farcry 3 and nothing else. Highest in other games from what I see are 65c to 70c. I do have a 95 dollar Corsair Watercooler, so 60c isn't a bad temp for it anymore. The CPU is an i5-3570k.
What fans do you have on the radiator? it might not be cooling well enough
[QUOTE=kaze4159;46585611]What fans do you have on the radiator? it might not be cooling well enough[/QUOTE] No clue.
Also, how long ago did you install the cooler? You might need to clean the dust out
[QUOTE=kaze4159;46585637]Also, how long ago did you install the cooler? You might need to clean the dust out[/QUOTE] Around May. [editline]27th November 2014[/editline] I just want to go into a bit of detail. The CPU isn't brand new, it's my brothers old CPU, it is a tiny bit OCed, but not big enough to affect anything. The Watercooler was installed by PC Builders, The case has vents on the front, back, top, bottom and side. The guys who built my PC and installed the watercooler also stated that 80c is fine.
The guys who built your PC don't know what they're talking about
Seeing as they don't really seem to know what they're doing, and seeing as they've also apparently overclocked it, reset your BIOS settings. Chances are they've set the voltages way too high. (They've probably just left voltage regulation on 'Auto', which turns the processor into a radiator 90% of the time) [editline]27th November 2014[/editline] Or wait, was it your brother who overclocked it while it was in his system, or was it done while it was in your system? Because the frequency settings and such are stored in the motherboard's CMOS memory, not the processor itself
Hm, definitely not good. I'd do as the others suggest and remove the overclock. My i7-860 that's watercooled doesn't go above 45C playing Far Cry 3. Also, 65C is AWFUL for a Watercooled system, especially using a corsair. Heck, my system doesn't even have a brand but is keeping pretty cool. Good Luck!
While it should be able to survive 80 degrees, it definitely shouldn't be reaching those temps with any cooler that's better than the stock one. For example, I have my 3570k overclocked to 4.4 and it never reaches 70°C under full load with just a Hyper 212 evo that I bought for like 30€. If I were you I'd make sure that the cooler is working properly, then take it off, reapply the thermal paste and mount it back properly.
Yeah, the Hyper 212 Evo is not that bad of a cooler, I've put it on a 3770K and a 4930K in the past year as well as overclock with no temps exceeding 64 degrees Celsius regardless of the application(s) running. 80 degrees Celsius? I would even cringe to see my video card at that temp for an extended time and they're built handle it in most cases.
I found out why the temps were horrible. I bought a new Cooler and Case the other day to get a cooler temp, I was cleaning off the Watercooler I had, getting rid of Thermal paste, then I see this. (I peeled it off but then I put it back on to show it better) [img]http://i.imgur.com/zJGmVOa.jpg[/img] Looks like for 2 years the Cooler didn't have the plastic removed and that was causing the temp problems all along. Time to get back to building my PC again in the new case, time to test this old cooler out.
It took you 2 years to figure this out??? wat
oh my fucking christ
[QUOTE=pebkac;50471216]It took you 2 years to figure this out??? wat[/QUOTE] Someone else built the PC. There was thermal paste all over it. Why should he specificly check for a label that should have been removed under normal circumstances, burrowed under thermal paste? I would have checked the cooler first and everything surrounding the CPU.
[QUOTE=Xonax;50469712]I found out why the temps were horrible. I bought a new Cooler and Case the other day to get a cooler temp, I was cleaning off the Watercooler I had, getting rid of Thermal paste, then I see this. (I peeled it off but then I put it back on to show it better) [img]http://i.imgur.com/zJGmVOa.jpg[/img] Looks like for 2 years the Cooler didn't have the plastic removed and that was causing the temp problems all along. Time to get back to building my PC again in the new case, time to test this old cooler out.[/QUOTE] That "PC Builders" group isn't still a business anymore are they? Thats incredibly careless right there.
[QUOTE=DMGaina;50471274]Someone else built the PC. There was thermal paste all over it. Why should he specificly check for a label that should have been removed under normal circumstances, burrowed under thermal paste? I would have checked the cooler first and everything surrounding the CPU.[/QUOTE] I mean he did open a thread asking for advice, then apparently didn't do anything to fix the problem. If your cooler isn't working properly, one of the first things you should do is to reinstall it to make sure it's making proper contact with your CPU.
[QUOTE=Richard Simmons;50471315]That "PC Builders" group isn't still a business anymore are they? Thats incredibly careless right there.[/QUOTE] They are. [QUOTE=pebkac;50471333]I mean he did open a thread asking for advice, then apparently didn't do anything to fix the problem. If your cooler isn't working properly, one of the first things you should do is to reinstall it to make sure it's making proper contact with your CPU.[/QUOTE] My family didn't think there was a problem, and they didn't want a 15 year old at the time to stick his hands into something he doesn't know about.
[QUOTE=Xonax;50469712]I found out why the temps were horrible. I bought a new Cooler and Case the other day to get a cooler temp, I was cleaning off the Watercooler I had, getting rid of Thermal paste, then I see this. (I peeled it off but then I put it back on to show it better) [img]http://i.imgur.com/zJGmVOa.jpg[/img] Looks like for 2 years the Cooler didn't have the plastic removed and that was causing the temp problems all along. Time to get back to building my PC again in the new case, time to test this old cooler out.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Levelog;46586249]The guys who built your PC don't know what they're talking about[/QUOTE] So my point from almost 2 years ago still stands.
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