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Windows 7: Windows 7 & OVERHEATING

22 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 & OVERHEATING

Hi,

I recently updated to Windows 7 and I have noticed that my system is overheating whenever I put my CPU under pressure.

In XP my CPU temperature never exceeds 40C but on Windows 7 it's usually between 40-60C (even when it's not under load)

Does anyone know what I could do to improve my temperatures? Especially of the CPU since it can be damaging it.

Best regards,

Teemu

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22 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Hi Teem. 40-60 is not really that bad and nothing to be worried about. I mean 60 is a little on the high end of normal. Honestly, there really isn't anything you can do to reduce temps except get a new cooling fan or adjust to the cpu for speed stepping. I see you have an Antec 900, so your airflow is pretty good. DO you have the stock intel fan or a 3rd party one?
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22 Jul 2009   #3

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

I've noticed on my laptop that the CPU is working a little harder under Windows 7 than it did under WinXP so the higher temps with the same cooling solution would stand to reason.

Lately, with the larger CPUs, I've not been real impressed with the stock cooling solutions. They seem to be an almost afterthought. The stock solution that came with my i7 is a good case in point (see attached)



The black plastic shows the size of the integrated heatsink of the CPU chip. Compare that to the size of the heat transfer surface on the stock cooler - it's clear that about 30% of the cpu will NOT be in contact with the cooler.

Using this cooler (with an appropriate 120mm fan) I have yet to see temperatures go above 109F/43C even while ambient temperatures are hovering around 80F/27C:


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22 Jul 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
win 7 overheating

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by teemufrosen View Post
Hi,

I recently updated to Windows 7 and I have noticed that my system is overheating whenever I put my CPU under pressure.

In XP my CPU temperature never exceeds 40C but on Windows 7 it's usually between 40-60C (even when it's not under load)

Does anyone know what I could do to improve my temperatures? Especially of the CPU since it can be damaging it.

Best regards,

Teemu
Hey Teemu.

First thing is to find Tmax for your cpu/mobo.
40C is cool by comparison. My dell laptop runs at a toaster 65C under 30% load. I have a utility for dells that runs fans for a specific profile but heat in a laptop especially is a problem. I would love 40c.

Hope this helps

Ken
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22 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x32
 
 

Hmmm, my CPU never goes over 46c, even under 100% load!
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22 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 RC 32bit
 
 

my s939 x2 cores are @ 62/71 @ prime no problem when its still stable.
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22 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Hello and thank you for the replies all

I'm using a Akasa AK-965 CPU Cooler for my CPU by the way. I recently realized that I had a game running while I checked my temps so that's probably why they were so high. Another thing may be that I overclocked my CPU from 2.4 to 3.0 so of course it will get a bit hotter hehe

At the moment it's on 38C and after increasing the fan speeds inside my case my whole PC is colder
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22 Jul 2009   #8

 

Running around 40C here with near 60C when I run the CPU at 100%.
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22 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 x64 Pro
 
 

That is the thermalright ultra heatsink is it not? That thing rocks. Thats exactly what I have.
i usually runat 35C and then when cpu is stressed I hit 60C but note I am running at 3.8 ghz.
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22 Jul 2009   #10

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

I justed posted a good way to cool down your CPU:
http://www.sevenforums.com/chillout-...tml#post189392
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