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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by greenbrucelee, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    I have just built my first system for years and I was wondering about about the cpu temperature. I have only been in the burn in process for about 3.5 hours and my current cpu temp is 42 degrees C it has been since I powered up.

    Is this temperature OK?

    The mobo temp is 25
    North bridge 30
    South bridge 30
     
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    Hi GBL,
    In the past if I'm unsure whether or not a system has run too hot or not I've used sites like this one.

    So your temps look fine to me.
    What processor are you running?

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    I'm running a C2D E8400 3.00GHz cpu.

    The CPU temp hasn't got any higher since I started installing all the software etc.
     
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    This site list the wolfdale cpu temps.

    Is the 42 degrees C with both cores running flat out or idle?

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    It's been like that since I started it up from being built and I have installed loads of stuff since then.
     
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    In the past I've used Burnin test and prime95 to test a new build. Either of these will run both cores at max and you'll be able to see what the max temps are.

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    42 degrees may be slightly on the high side for low usage, but still acceptable. Every CPU/HSF combination will give varying results though. How warm is the room the computer is in, what is your case airflow like? Your mobo and chipset temps look good so there must be good case air flow. I would let it run in for a while, see what its like in a few days. Once everything beds in you will likely see an improvement. These are my current temps, C2D E6600 overclocked to 3.2Ghz with a Zalman cooler running at about 90% load.

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    The maximum safe working temp for Core 2s is something like 60 degrees C, so you still have plenty of headroom. You can always try lowering the core voltage a little if you want to drop a few degrees.

    *edit* I looked it up, the thermal cut out on the E8000 series CPUs is 72.4 C.
     
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    The airflow in the case is good although I have my fans on low at the minute, I may turn then up for a while.

    The rooms is very small and gets warm easily.
     
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