Quick CPU Temp Question

October 11, 2005 at 15:18:42
Specs: Windows XP Professional, Intel 3.20 GHz 640/512x2

What is the normal/average CPU temperature? Along with the normal and average of the system temperature? In idle and in work load can someone give me a list?

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October 11, 2005 at 15:38:29

Depends on two things mostly:

Your room temp and the size of the heatsink and fan on the processor!

Assuming you're in a room like me in the UK, I have a system temp of about 32 degrees and a CPU temp of about 48 degrees. I have the Prescott tho which runs about 10 degrees hotter than a normal P4. I also have arctic silver thermal compound, a 3.4GHz rated Dr.Thermal heatsink, a large front inlet fan and two exhaust fans!

On load, after some heavy duty processing i dont expect to see my CPU temp reach above 58 degrees at most but this is picky, anywhere below 70 isnt dangerous for a prescott.

Hope that helps.

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October 11, 2005 at 16:41:42

A CPU at idle is ussually between 40*C-49*C and under stress they can go as high as 60*C but I wouldent like anything over 58*C either. Case temps shouldent really get hotter than 40*C but anything under 35*C is probbably better. My systems CPU idles at abou 38*C and under load I havent seeen it over 44*C and my system temp is pretty much always 25*C wether it is under load or not. But I do have a Sempron and a large zalman copper heatsink so my CPU temps are very low. My room at this time of year is between 15*C and 20*C so it isnt really hot. Summer is coming though!

Mattwizz3 : )

Sempron 2600+ OC 2.2GHz
1024Mb DDR400
2x80Gb 7200Rpm 8Mb
nVIDIA FX5500 128Mb
Damn Microsoft...

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