Looking for a way to lower my computer temp.

June 14, 2012 at 09:52:13
Specs: Windows 7
I am running a Intel I5 CPU @2.67GHz. While it idle's the temp is at a stable 33C to 35C. I am also a gamer which when playing the temp rises to 45C to 46C on the CPU and the System temp. Is this temp good for my computer while i play MMO's.

Another questions i have is , is there a program that is free that can show you the temp of your computer. I am using Speedfan 4.46 now but it shows that when the temp goes over 40C its starts to get hot showing a red red arrow. Do you think i need a fan controller that includes sensors to speed then up while i use my computer for gaming?

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June 14, 2012 at 10:02:03
Your temps are perfect - nothing to worry about - not even close to running too hot. You didn't state which i5 you have, but have a look at the specs for the i5-750. The max tcase temp is 72.7C: http://ark.intel.com/products/42915...

Try different monitoring software: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmo...

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June 15, 2012 at 10:05:22
A CPU that was 50c on idle is something to worry about.
Don't even think about putting it in a freezer incase you were.

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July 17, 2012 at 10:39:20
I use CPUID's HW Monitor to keep an eye on temps in my system. CPU temp, fan speeds, GPU temp, and even hard drive temps are shown!
Also with most custom-built systems, CPU thermal output is also shown. it's a little misleading, because you'd think it's power consumption. but it's not, it's thermal output because my CPU varies between 23 watts (thermal) and 151 watts (thermal), I've been keeping tabs on electrical use and between idle and full load there's only a 6 watt electrical use difference!
There might also be some gap between CPU temp and core temps. I don't know what to make of it. if I go by CPU temp (same as reflected in BIOS/HW Monitor) CPU temp is 10C less.
I go by the higher core temp.

your temps are better than mine- 45C during gaming is nothing to be concerned about. mine gets up to 52-55C.

idle temps are good too- 33C means you have good airflow and a good heatsink.

if you're using air cooling, temps will vary a little season to season- if your area has seasons. I'm in So Cali, there's hardly any seasons. in winter my CPU idles 28C load 48C. in summer it idles 30C load 55C. (room temp 70F in winter, 82F in summer) if I had seasons, like snow in the winter, during winter temps will be very low, during summer temps will on the high side, based on the temperature of the air in the room the computer's in.

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