whats a good temp for cpu

June 24, 2008 at 06:41:06
Specs: xp, amd
what are some good temps for intel and amd cpu's

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June 24, 2008 at 07:13:04
Of course alot depends on your graphics card the processor speed etc ,however I believe a temp that stays in the area of 50 degrees Celsius is a safe temp(CPU). Currently my system is showing a temp of 54C or 129 farenheit ! This is while Iam on the internet ,with my TV Wonder on with live TV in a small screen on my 19" Flat panel and I also have my Pertelian RSS feed display a seperate very small LCD that shows me current wheather and projected temps up to five days in advance,news in real time ,and system stats ! I think temps jump the most when running a graphic intense game ,thats when a good graphics card comes in and helps your PC stay at safe temp levels ! Iam able to know what my internial PC Temps are with a EasyWatch display by Aero. I installed one in a empty 3.25" bay at the front of my PC it monitors the overall temp inside the case ,the temp of the graphics card and the proccessor temp with all back lite display ,it allows you to switch from celsius to farenheit ! THe temp I wsas giving you was the CPU at 54C, the overall case temp is showing a temp of 32C or 90F !
Best Wishes ,Nick

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June 24, 2008 at 07:23:54
There are so many variables involved that it is impossible to say what is right for your circumstances. What you are doing with the CPU, the environment you are in and the case the CPU is mounted in can all have their effect.

So the only meaningful answer to the question is anything below the manufactures maximum.


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June 24, 2008 at 08:29:30
It all depends on the CPU plus the "variables" that were mentioned above. Generally speaking, an idle temp in the 30's C is very good...this is fairly common for the later model AMD CPUs (Athlon XP, Sempron, A64, X2) & Intel Core 2 CPUs, provided the case cooling & HSF are installed & configured correctly.

The Intel P4 ran hotter, especially the Prescott core P4's. It's not unusual to find a Prescott running in the 50's or 60's at idle.

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June 24, 2008 at 09:54:57
From my experience:
In the 30s is excellent
In the 40s is good
In the 50s is a bit questionable (depending)

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June 24, 2008 at 18:47:15
CPU's Like to be running in the Mid 30's if you have a case with a temp read out, you will be able to tweek your hardware until you see the temp you and your computer likes... Good Luck!

Owner of: Derek's Custom Computers

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