I just built myself a fresh new IVB rig using an i5-3570K and reused my Xigmatek Gaia
120mm tower-style cooler with some Arctic Silver 5. Once I had enough components put together for a workable machine, I ran a quick Intel Burn Test in open air to make sure my cooler was seated correctly. My idle temps are in the lower 30's (C) and load temps (3.6GHz on all 4 cores) were as high as 73C. I also ran Prime95 and recieved the same results. I'm coming from a Core2 Duo E8400 that never went over 57C when overclocked to 3.6GHz on the same cooler. Is 73C normal for this processor? (room temperature is roughly the same at about 74F/23.3C)
While the idle temps are perfectly fine, I feel like the load temps are a bit high as I was expecting max temps in the mid 60's. I monitored temps using HWMonitor, CoreTemp, and my Motherboard's system monitoring software, all giving rougly the same temps. CPU voltage is at stock values of around 1.065V. I've done a few searches and can only seem to find temps from people using liquid cooling or overclocked temps. I'm just interested in temps at stock frequency.
Can anybody give me some examples or their thoughs?
i5-3570K, ASRock Z77 Pro4-m, Asus GTX660 TOP, 120 GB Vertex 3 Max IOPS, 2 TB Samsung EcoGreen F4, 8GB G-Skill @1.25V, Silverstone PS07B