7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 24, 2014 7:03 AM by sylvia_intel

    i5 2500k stress test temperature


      What is the idle and load temperature for i5 2500k? My CPU's temperature is 35C in idle and 90C under stress (with Everest program).

        • 1. Re: i5 2500k stress test temperature

          The maximum recommended temperature for the Intel Core i5-2500K is 72.6 degrees Celsius; this is CPU temperature, not cores temperature.

          If the CPU is running above that temperature, then I would suggest installing the latest BIOS version for your motherboard. Also test the processor on another system to see if it reports the same temperature.

          If the same issue continues, then I would suggest contacting your local support center at:


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          • 2. Re: i5 2500k stress test temperature

            What is the recommended core's temperatures during a stress test?

            With the latest version of the bios (ver 0805) the maximum temeratures are:

            cores: 71\73 degrees Celsius

            MB: 42 degrees Celsius

            CPU's package: 71 degrees Celsius.

            Are still too high?

            • 3. Re: i5 2500k stress test temperature

              I have practically the same setup with the same problem.  at least it appears to be a problem.  at stress or load my core temps report being over 90 celcius.  However, the case its self and the processor plate and liquid cooling block are barely warm to the touch.  I think theres something wrong with the sensors as the temps spike in everest almost immediately, and at those temps, the block and motherboard would also be hot.  Try using an infrared thermometer and seeing if the processor is really that hot or just being misrepresented.

              • 4. Re: i5 2500k stress test temperature

                I have a similar problem in a  idle http://prntscr.com/2u6yd5 and under load  http://prntscr.com/2twbul as the radiator is cold?? well as fan speed pass hired 2000

                • 5. Re: i5 2500k stress test temperature

                  Mkosama,   I am sorry to hear you are having problems with your processor.

                  I was not able to see the pictures you post on this thread; however I would recommend you to check if there is a new BIOS version available for your motherboard.


                  Intel® has a tool that will test every single component inside the processor and then will generate a report. I recommend you running the tool named Intel® Processor Diagnostics Tool. It can be downloaded at the following link:  https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19792&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%207%20%2864-bit%29*&DownloadType=Utilities%2C%20Tools%20and%20Examples    


                  The following link will provide more information about the Processors — Processor operation temperature FAQ    


                  Please keep in mind that this CPU supports memory speed up to 1333 MHz.  The usage of higher memory speed could increase the temperature.

                  • 6. Re: i5 2500k stress test temperature

                    now results is normal?


                    --- Testing Processor 1 ---






                    --- IPDT64 - rev ---





                    --- Start Time: 02/23/2014 15:07:57---





                    --- Skipping Config ---





                    --- Reading CPU Manufacturer ---



                    Expected --> GenuineIntel

                    Detected --> GenuineIntel

                    Found --- Genuine Intel Processor ---



                    --- Temperature Test ---



                    Temperature Test Passed!!!





                    Temperature = 53 degrees C below maximum.





                    --- Reading Brand String ---



                    Detected Brand String:

                    Intel Core i5-2500   3.30GHz



                    Brand String Test Passed!!!





                    --- Reading CPU Frequency ---



                    Expected CPU Frequency is --> 3.30





                    Detected CPU Frequency is --> 3.29255



                    CPU Frequency Test Passed!!!





                    --- FSB NOT Supported on this Processor ---





                    --- Running Base Clock test ---





                    Detected Base Clock --> 99

                    Base Clock test Pass ---

                    ..QPI rate Test not supported..

                    ..Skipping QPI rate Test..



                    Skipping QPI rate Test





                    --- Running Floating Point test ---





                    Million Floating Points per Second, MFLOPS --> 417.6

                    Floating Point Test Pass ---



                    --- Running Prime Number Generation Test ---





                    Operation Per Second--> 1.99374e+006

                    Prime Number Generation Test Pass ---



                    --- Reading Cache Size --- 



                    - Detected L1 Data Cache Size --> 4 x 32

                    - Detected L1 Inst Cache Size --> 4 x 32



                    - Detected L2 Cache Size --> 1024

                    - Detected L3 Cache Size --> 6144





                    Cache Size Test Passed!!!





                    --- Determining MMX - SSE capabilities ---





                      --- CPU FEATURES DETECTION FOR ---

                                 ---        MMX SSE       ---

                    MMX - MMX Supported --> Yes

                    SSE - SSE Supported --> Yes

                    SSE2 - SSE2 Supported --> Yes

                    SSE3 - SSE3 Supported --> Yes

                    SSSE3 - SSSE3 Supported --> Yes

                    SSE4.1 - SSE4.1 Supported --> Yes

                    SSE4.2 - SSE4.2 Supported --> Yes

                      --- MMX SSE - capabilities check complete ---



                    MMX Test Result --- PASS

                    SSE Test Result --- PASS

                    SSE2 Test Result --- PASS

                    SSE3 Test Result --- PASS

                    SSSE3 Test Result --- PASS

                    SSE4.1 Test Result --- PASS

                    SSE4.2 Test Result --- PASS

                    MMX SSE Testing Passed !!



                    --- Determining AVX AES PCLMULQDQ capabilities ---





                      --- CPU FEATURES DETECTION FOR ---

                                --- AVX/AES/PCLMULQDQ ---

                    AVX - Advanced Vector Extensions Supported --> Yes

                    AVX OS Support   - AVX Operating System Supported --> Yes

                    AES - Advanced Encryption Standard Supported --> Yes

                    PCLMULQDQ - Polys Carry-Less Multiply Supported --> Yes

                      --- AVX AES PCLMULQDQ capabilities check complete ---



                    AVX Compare Test Result --- PASS

                    AES Test Result --- PASS

                    PCLMULQDQ Test Result --- PASS

                    AVX AES PCLMULQDQ Testing Passed !!



                    --- Reading Memory Size ---





                    Detected Memory Size is --> 4.00GB





                    --- Integrated Memory Controller Stress Test ---





                    --- Integrated Memory Controller Stress Test Pass!!! ---





                    Integrated Memory Controller Test Pass!!!





                    --- Platform Controller Hub Test Disabled ---






                    ..Query 1..


                    --- Querying for Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Device (IGD) ---

                    ..Did not detect Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Device (IGD).

                    ..This could be that the test platform is using a discrete graphics card.

                    ..To test IGD, verify that there is an onboard video connector,

                    ..shutdown the test platform, remove the graphics card, and

                    ..move video cable from graphics card to onboard video connector

                    ..Skipping Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Device Presence Test..




                    --- CPU Load ---





                    --- Load Level = 8





                    CPU Load Passed!!!





                    --- Temperature Test ---



                    Temperature Test Passed!!!





                    Temperature = 22 degrees C below maximum.





                    --- Test End Time: 02/23/2014 15:11:57---

                    • 7. Re: i5 2500k stress test temperature

                      Thanks for the data.

                      It looks like the temperature reported on it, are under specs. If you are still having issues you may want to contact our technical support team for any additional troubleshooting, or replacement of the product.