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Q: CPU Temperature

My CPU temp is reading between 55dC and 58dC on Idle. I know the temp will go up when useing applications heavily. That makes me concerned about the idle temp.

I run lots of 3D games, Paint Shop Pro, and AutoCAD. If I'm running these apps, I'm afraid I might be overheating the CPU. I've noticed some random freezes, but after a reboot, the temp is at the tidle temp. So I don't that's the cause of the freezes.

I didn't build the computer, I bought it pre-built. I've only had it a couple of days, so I'd just like to make sure the computer is safe for longivity.

My NEW Antec power supply is 350W and has the standard fan in the back, and an additional fan aimed into the case. There is no other fans into or out of the case. I have, what looks like (a circle shape of holes under the PS), room for a case fan on the back of the case, but no room for a side case fan.

Would I need a new case with fans to lower my temp?

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Can anyone confirm by how many degrees the room temperature would increase in an office if there were to be an increased number of PC's and Monitors?
I am assuming that this will be dependant on the size of the office, the temperature of the computers and the number of staff in the office.
Does an equation exist to work out the increase in temperature?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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having just installed a zalman heatsink/CPU fan i've started looking into the temperatures inside my PC...

my CPU temperature goes from 38C to 45 C depending on if i have the CPU fan running or not,

my motherboard temperature goes from 43C to 48C likewise depending on the CPU fan... which is around 5C above the CPU temperature...

should this bother me?

(CPU athlon 1800, m/b ECS k7SEM)


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I have an AMD 955 CPU and ROG Crosshair III formula motherboard

When testing, I use both HWM Pro, AMD Overdrive and LCD Poster to watch out for the temps.

In both HWM Pro and LCD poster there is the CPU temperature showing.

I use AMD overdrive to look for Core temps...

The max temp is 62C...

Is that the max CPU temp or max CPU core temp???

While testing, Highest CPU temp was 53C (@3.8GHz, IntelBurn) and Core temp was 59C....

So which one shall I look out for?

A:Core temperature or CPU temperature?

''personally'' i watch the (CPU temp), the individual core temps fluctuate far too much for a constant temp reading.

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Software temperature monitor vs Hardware temperature monitor, which one give accurate temperature from overclocking and monitor your PC temperature?

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I just built a new AMD system for the first time. Here's what I have then i'll get to my question: Asus A7N8X2.0 Deluxe motherboard, AMD XP Athlon 3000 with a thermaltake k7 volcano 11+ xaser edition fan for the cpu , 1024MB of kingston hyperx pc2700 ram, aspire 500W atx dual fan power supply, sound blaster audigy 2 platinum, dvd rom, cdr/rw rom, floppy drive, and a thermaltake xaser 3 super tower with 7 fans and fan control monitor/controller. Okay here's my question is the cpu temperature i'm getting good or bad or what should it be at? asus monitor says cpu temp 45C/113F but the thermaltake connector which I connected under the cpu says 57.6c/136.1F are these temps god or bad? The fan has adjustable speed control and I have the other 7 fans on high. If I let the cpu decide and just hook the connectors into it the fan is running at 4800 rpm's all the time and it sounds like my vaccuum really loud. Help please I don't want to destroy the computer since I just put it togeather.

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I have a P4 3.00GHz 800Mhz FSB processor with 2Gb PC400 DDR, on a Gigabyte 8KNXP motherboard.

I am currently using the standard Intel HS & fan and the BIOS temperature reading of my CPU shows that it idles at about 52 degrees, and under load rises to about 57-58 degrees. At this temperature, the fan is quite noisy, rotating at 4500 rpm.

Is this the normal operating temperature, as it seems a bit hot?

I was thinking of upgrading the HS & fan and was looking at the Coolermaster Aero 4 or the Thermaltake P4 Spark 7+. I don't particularly want the noise level to rise too much, but I would want a good cooler.

I already have intake and extractor fans in the case.

I was also looking at water cooling, but it is a bit excessive it is not really necessary, and I don not have that much room in my case.

I would appreciate your thoughts.


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The temperature is a bit high. I would be looking for ways to cool it myself if it was mine. I am sure others can point you to good HS and fans combinations. Also make sure to use a quality thermal paste.

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my pentium IV (2.4Ghz) reaches a 65 degrees celcius
I have this fan : coolmaster IHC-L71-socket 478

should I get anxious

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I have a Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz on my laptop the temperature is running at around 60c. Is this too hot?

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Firstly, I'm not an overclocker.
I am running an XP 1800+ and have a TT Volcano 7+ HSF.
The fan has 3 speeds. I love running it on low as it's very quiet. But the CPU temp. is around 50-55C if I do that. Is this a safe temp? Many thanks.

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Check this page:,K=6369,Sxi=11,Case=obj(3737)

Its an AMD FAQ about safe CPU Temps. Basically the maximum Operating Temp for an Athlon XP is 90 C.

So 50-55 is definitely fine. I've found that Athlons tend to run from 45-60 degrees Celsius. Obviously cooler the better, but I think you're ok!

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I have a Acer Aspire 5720 laptop which for the last few months has been overheating - a lot, if I try and burn a DVD for example it's out halfway through. Just checked the temperature of the CPU now - im running Win 7 Pro x86 , Avast AV Free, Chrome, MSN and itunes. The temp changes constantly but its usually above 70 degrees - that can't be normal .. can it?

^^ That's with a USB Cooling thingy underneath but to be fair its not very trustworthy, its noisy and seems to decide itself whether or not it wants to turn on. also HDD is 43 degrees?
Any help appreciated thanks

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Quote: Originally Posted by simpod

I have a Acer Aspire 5720 laptop which for the last few months has been overheating - a lot, if I try and burn a DVD for example it's out halfway through. Just checked the temperature of the CPU now - im running Win 7 Pro x86 , Avast AV Free, Chrome, MSN and itunes. The temp changes constantly but its usually above 70 degrees - that can't be normal .. can it?

^^ That's with a USB Cooling thingy underneath but to be fair its not very trustworthy, its noisy and seems to decide itself whether or not it wants to turn on. also HDD is 43 degrees?
Any help appreciated thanks

hi simpod, make sure the air and fan vents are not blocked, if possible use a can of compressed air to blow into the vents and remove any accumalated dust ,do a google search for "speedfan" and install that it will help to control the temps a bit better

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GA P55A UD3P, I5 760, Win 7 Ultimate x64 OEM, CPU fan set to max rpm. All temps in Celsius. No over clocking.

New build and I am concerned about CPU temperature.
I have set and reset the stock cooler three times now using Arctic Silver.

I measure temps with Core Temp. Have calibrated Core temp to correspond to the temperature shown in Bios. 40 degrees at boot up. Probably Tcase. Core Temp also shows the Lynnfield as having a max Tj of 99 degrees. I take this as max core temp.

When prime 95 is run in combination mode for 20 minutes my high low is 36 - 84. I suppose core temps are 5 or 10 degrees more.

The tests where run with front and back panels off, in an air conditioned room, 24 degrees, with the air conditioner blowing directly on the motherboard. So computer case temperature, or ambient, should not be a problem.

I have tried Fan Speed and it seems very inaccurate with core readings of 21 at idle. My bios says the Tcase is 40. Even this seems improbable. If the CPU case is 40 at idle then the core temps must be
45 or 50. Gee that seems like a high temperature to start at.

I don't know if the temps are accurate. Can anyone tell me how to
get accurate readings or inform me of what I am doing wrong?

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Boy there is a lot of controversy, information and misinformation on this subject. I have been searching for data an answers.

Pretty bad when I am the only one to reply to my own post. I suppose that is because it is such a "squirly" subject.

I just had to make some SWAG decisions and go with them on my CPU heat (problem?).

The Speed Fan and Core temp programs for monitoring temperatures gave wild values. My own bios tells me
I idle at 50C on Tc (T on CPU case). I don't believe it.

Room temp is 24C and the front and back panel are off with the air conditioner blowing right at the motherboard. I have reset the CPU, stock heat sink, with Arctic Silver, 3 times and am pretty sure it is as good a setting as possible.

I figure at idle Tc is 5c above ambient and Tj (T of core) is 10c above that. My SWAG estimate for core temp at idle then, is 40C.

The Real Temp program gives me nearly that figure and I calibrate it to 40C for idle core temp.

Running Prime95 for 20 minutes shows the cores level off at 20 - 21C lower than Tmax. Tmax for the i-760 is 99C.

I will take this as good as I can do and be done with it. I do not think the CPU will overheat.

Finish!! Kaput!!!

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I've bought a chassis fan for my pc. I connected it correctly.. then I downloaded speedfan.
Now there is a down arrow in every temperature!
System: 22C
CPU: 28C
AUX: 12C (and decreases)
HD0: 35C
Core 0: 39C
Core 1: 39C

Should I worry?

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No they look fine.....put it under load for awhile.....and then check the temps again

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I'm running an Athlon XP 2400+ at 2GhZ and the temp is at a steady 50 degrees C when I monitor it in BIOS. Is this an accurate ready for when I'm in WinXP running applications and games, too? Or does my temp go higher than 50 when I start running programs? If so, how can I monitor my temperature for when I'm active?

Next, does anyone know/think the heatsink fan that comes with the XP cpus is good enough? Are there fans that are much better that will drop my temperature?

And finally, is 50 degrees C even that hot? What's the average user's temp with my specs? Thanks.

System specs:
Asus A7V8X mobo
AMD Athlon Xp 2400+ (2GhZ)
GeForce4 TI 4400

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didn't even know about cpu temps. is there a program to find out the temperature of the cpu or do you have to do it manually?

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This is my normal temperature if pc is on few hours.
Is this normal? Cuz coolers switching on quite often is annoying -.-

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I have the Asus pc-probe and it shows that my CPU is at 41 - 42c and the mobo is at 41c. Is this too hot? What should the temperature be?

I haven't used the probe app for quite some time and I seem to remember it used to be just under 40. Today for the first time ever my computer suddenly rebooted itself - twice. maybe just a fluke but the first thing I thought of is the temp so I took a look at the probe. I'm not overclocking or anything. I just dont know what is normal.

A:What is the Right Temperature?

Temps are decent in the 35-50 range. If you stress it out a little and then it blows and reboots after a heat up period and you're pushing through the 60s for extended periods, then you have a possible overheating problem.

If you have speed step fans they should always run at minimum speed at idle and rarely speed up with normal use and sometimes to often speed up under continual high load.

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Im still reletively new to this forum, and would like some general advice. My sister is currently at Uni and has a Desktop Pc with the following spec:

1.8GHz Processor, 80GB HDD, 1GB Ram and running Win XP Pro Sp2 on a ASUS Mainboard

Recently, it has started an awful occurance of halting after around 3 hours. There is no 'BSOD' and there seems to be nuthing to cause it to completly freeze. The only way to get it back is a reboot. I have checked the Temperature settings through the software released by ASUS for mainboard monitoring and, it seems the CPU is running slightly high @ Circa 40 Deg C. I do have another machine that is an exact match spec wise, and the CPU on this one sits around Circa 30 Deg C. In the offending PC, we do have an external chassis fan that is spinning at around 2900 RPM and we can feel that fan 'dragging' the air through the PC.

Im outa ideas. Can anyone help??


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Hi everyone.

I just got a new computer and I have downloaded PC Wizard 2007 to check the temperatures (I had an overheating problem on my old one).
This is the result: http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/799/temperaturesxf9.jpg
(This is at mostly idle ... just a few IE windows open, Winamp etc.)

When I am playing games the Core temperatures go to 80-90C which I am guessing is way too much but the Processor (and Motherboeard) temp stays at 55-60C during that time. Also, the computer keeps behaving normally (no lag, programs launch quickly etc.)

So, which temperature should I keep an eye on ? Core or Processor ?
And why are Core temperatures so high ?
Another question is about the 12V Voltage that seems low but I have no idea what to do to up it to arount 12V ?

My system specs:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ - 3,0 GHz
NVidia nForce 590 SLI
Double NVIDIAŽ GeForce? 8800 GTX - 768 Mo, SLI
2 Mb RAM

Thanks for your help.

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Did you try downloading some other tools, like Everest or speedfan, I prefer speedfan because its pretty quick.

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I was wondering how hot my CPU/Mobo should be... my CPU is currently running at 77F (25C) and Motherboard is running at 93F (34C).

The hottest hardware that is running is my GPU which is 120F (49C).

Are these temperatures normal and OK?


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Do you NEED a device that reads out the temp to tell what it is? Or is there some way to accuratley check if its high or low? Cause I am buying a new comp, with a 2500+ w/ stock cooling and heatsink, and a 9800pro, and will do NO overclocking, and am sorta worried about the temp.


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Hi! This is my first post in many time...

i would just want to know what is the normal temperature for the CPU to have... I was just cheking the BIOS and got to where it tells the CPU temp and it was around 40 degrees and i think it is a high temperature. does someone know the average or knows if the tep of my computer is high?


Specs.... (just in case needed)
Pentuim IV 1.60 Ghz
Windows XP professional
128 Mb RAM

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Hello My City temperature is 48 C/ 119F.
And my room temperature is the same.

CPU Temperature is 72C/161F.
MB Temperature is 50C/122F.

I have 3 Simple Casing fans and 1 cpu heatsink fan.
So my question here is that if these temperatures can
have an affect on my computer? or any part of the computer?

Please also tells me how can I get solutions to any heat problem?

A:Is this Temperature enough for CPU?

Whoa, that seems way to hot and over time that can damage parts of your computer. IMO you should shoot to keep everything below 50c at the very least.

Have you checked to make sure your fans are blowing the right direction? Typcially you want air being pulled in from the front/sides and blown out through the back. You may want to upgrade to more powerful fans even thought hey tend to be somewhat loud.

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I have p5w dh deluxe and [email protected],7 and i'm using the ASUS Silent Square CPU Cooler ,and crucial [email protected] 4-4-4-12, and my cpu temp is 20c

everything running fine , also the games....
i don't know why my cpu temp 20???

anyone can help me?

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Well, 20c is quite cool actually.

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How does someone go about find the temperature of there computer?
Like how hot there CPU is?
I know when i've been in my BIOS it can tell me there. But I would like to know all the time. I have a Vista, is there a Gadget out there for it?



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This is the temperature when I been running the computer all day long with a game going on (minimized). Are these temps too high?

CPU: 47
System: 42
GPU: 60

The GPU goes up to 66 when I got the game up after playing a while. I have a Geforce 9800 GTX.

I will get the idle temperatures soon...


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Is a CPU temperature in the 70's with a max of about 85 too high for gaming when playing battlefield bad company 2.

I have a quad core i7 3630 cpu.

Will this high temperature damage my cpu? Should I be worried?

What kind of temperatures do you guys get?

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Is this a desktop or laptop? If a desktop, what type of cpu cooler do you have installed?

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after playing a graphic intense game on my pc is about 112 F..

is this too much?

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could someone help me on my cpu temp its bugging me for a while now, my bios says my temp is around 50-53c but other softwares tells me a different temperature! i dont know which one i should follow! heres some pics of the different temp checker softwares, and could someone tell me if 50c is still in the safe side from what ive heard you should at least have 30-40c! the everest program has the hottest temperature, check the sidebar, my rig is a c2d e6650 2.3 ghz i ddnt overclock it my mobo is ecs g31t-m videocard is 8600gt 256mb and 2gig of ram ive got like 3 fans working inside my cpu and the stock processor fan of intel.

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50c is fine if that is the temp under load. If it is idling at 50C it is however a bit on the high side. I suggest opening the computer case and cleaning the heatsink. If it is full of dust that is probably your issue.

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my first post in iver a month... i was moving, and then i was extremely busy, so, now hopefully i shall return to my usual self... 20 posts daily

heard there was a crash here at TSG?

any wayz, my amd athlon XP is hot: 50C idle and 55C peak usage. im using a coolermaster zx26.8 (5500rpm), 2 case fans, and silicon based thermal interface compound.

room temperature is 15C.

i have ordered arctic silver 5. how many degrees centigrade drop will i notice?

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Hell Everyone...

Im Running Vista Ultimate SP2 32bit on my Acer Aspire Laptop which has a Core Duo T2350, 2GB of DDR2 RAM....

My CPU temperature when idle is around 60-65 degrees C. However, when i run any 3D programs or 3D games my CPU temperature jumps up to 85-92 Degrees C. is that normal, or should i get my laptop Checked out?? please help me out...


Extra Info.

Core Clock: 1862.24 MHz
Thorttle: 1862.24 MHz
FID: 14.0x
VID: 1.2625V

A:CPU Temperature!

Hello zombifier,
That does seem to be a bit hot, but in your part of the world its going to get hot.
I would clean all the vents and make sure the system fan is working OK.
Another option is to get a Laptop cool mat, this will reduce the temperature.

Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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I just figured that my HDDs - IBM 40GB and Maxtor (written IBM here as well, sorry) 80GB 2mb - run at around 50°C each. I heard that the limit is around 45°C. I'm worried that it's a little bit too hot. Of course, it's summer right now, but I guess it's too hot anyway.

I have Athlon 1800+ running at 61°C right now. Couple days ago that reached 70. Well, this is not that bad I suppose.
I'm only afraid the HDDs might suffer condensation.
What's the min/max temperature they can stand?
Is it common to have a HDD cooler? Cause I don't have one.
Btw, just one simple case fan and a small case. CPU cooler with thermal grease.
Some suggestions would help as I have no idea. Perhaps the drives are always hot and I just didn't notice it before. Installed them in direct vicinity. I suppose one gets the heat from the other one as well.
Thanks in advance!

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I think your machine IS running a little hot.

Although I am not really sure that its about to explode in your face, or anything, I think that perhaps you should be investing in a better CPU cooler setup - because that's a lot hotter than my Ahtlon 2100+ XP which I guess runs about 40C or something. Maybe less sometimes. My cooler has a copper base. The default I tend to see in BIOSs these days for an auto-shutdown temperature is 70C or so, so its certainly not the best temp you have there, no.

As to the hard drives, my hard drives are very hot sometimes, especially in a machine packed with lots. You should try to think about at least cooling the hard drive that has your important data on it - but that's never any guarantee that a hard drive won't fail anyway.

I would recommend, if you really like adding to your machine and expanding it, and are concerned about heat and stuff, then think about moving all of your guts into a bigger case. Get a better PSU and more case fans and a nice better CPU fan and all should be sweet, I think.

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hi all I got everest which is what I use to keep eye on all my temperatures but now for some reason cpu is not showing up can someone help me on a way to check my cpu temp as I just reapplied new thermal paste as couple of times last week my pc just turned off .. thanks

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My machine occasionally runs hot, is there anything I can do to correct this?
( temperature is so and so, past the critical stage ) What I've done in the past is simply shut it down. Operating Compaq Presario Windows XP Home edition. 2.07 gh AMD Athlon XP 1012 mb memory. Thanks. JimLord10

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does anyone know of any programs that tell the temperature of your system & processor so you dont have to go into BIOS to check it out?

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Hi dan015 ,
Try this site!!

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is there a software program that can monitor your cpu's temperature while in windows..

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I have a i7 930 with a Cooler Master Hyper N520 on it and temperatures seem high. What is normal?

A:CPU temperature ?

Those temps are high for idle; you'd expect to see something between the low 30s and low 40s depending on the temp of your room. I'm assuming you are not overclocking.

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hey guys i bought a new laptop.

hp dv4-5008tx

here are the specs

Processor Core i5 (2nd Generation)
Variant 2450M
Chipset Intel HM77 Express
Brand Intel
Clock Speed 2.5 GHz
Cache 3 MB (Smart Cache)
Expandable Memory Up to 16 GB
Memory Slots 2 (Unused Slots 0)
System Memory 6 GB DDR3
Dedicated Graphics Memory Type DDR3
Dedicated Graphics Memory Capacity 2 GB
Graphic Processor NVIDIA GeForce 630M

i performed windows experience index and noticed the temperatures. here is a screen shot. the room temperature is 32 degree celcius. anything to be concerned about?

A:CPU temperature

Warm ambient, laptop = not all that surprising.

Make sure the exhaust vent isn't blocked. Alternatively you can buy a cooling pad.

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I feel like my laptop overheats by doing basic things on my laptop. Anyone know how i can control the temperature or recommend a programme to do it for me ? thanks 


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i have hp laptop core i5 and the temperature 71-81 C is it bad ?


It isnt very good temperatures... Is this the temperature under load or idle, is the charger plugged in or not?

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my temperature for my computer is marked at 43'C 108'F is that normal for a windows XP home?


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Ok..i play this game and like 5 mins after i start it my computer restarts itself so i go to setup and it says that there is a problem in the hardware monitor and when i go there the cpu temperature is higlighted in red

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Hi I have just built me a new pc and every now and again the computer will freeze completely, I cannot do anything so I have to tune it off at the mains. I was wondering if it as anything to do with the CPU Temperature

The temputers are taken from SpeedFan Software:

core0: 65c
core1: 68c
core2: 71c [B]CPU : 52C
core3: 72c

The current CPU fan is the retail one

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Where is the prescribed info?

What computer?
What CPU?
What, what what?

Do what you're supposed to do if you want help.

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Is there any software that reads the cpu temperature for Gigabyte Mother boards?

Like the asus Mother boards have a software called Pc Probe 2.

Thanks in advanced

A:Cpu Temperature

Have you tried CoreTemp?

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Hi nowadays my laptops touchpad warming so much. Then i installed everest and looked for temperature;

So is my temperatures OK?

A:Is my temperature's OK?

Your temps look fine ... Laptops are notorious for their heat buildup.. You may want to get a cooling pad and see if that helps..

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I came to know about my HDD temperature.it will always be above 50c.is it normal?


If thats accurate:

A bit warm, especially if at idle.
I would get some air flow going across it.

The normal reccomended temp range is approx. 35-40?С

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