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Windows 7: Safe Dual Core CPU Temperature


24 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 Build 7229 x86
 
 
Safe Dual Core CPU Temperature

I'm just wondering what a safe Dual Core CPU temp is for most laptops so I can always keep that in my head when checking coretemp gadget.

thanks
-stang

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24 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mustangman16 View Post
I'm just wondering what a safe Dual Core CPU temp is for most laptops so I can always keep that in my head when checking coretemp gadget.

thanks
-stang
This is a matter of opionion, as different people will have different ideas as to what is considered safe. On my previous desktop I had an AMD Athlon x64 Dual Core, and my cooling system had it at around 45/57c (idle/load). At the time, that was acceptable to me.

Now, with my AMD Phenom 9600 Quad, even with the brutal summer temperatures we get here in South Africa, I've peaked at around 32/47c (idle/load).

What temperatures are you getting? (Both idle and loaded)
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25 Jun 2009   #3

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

2 Core E8400 here, 28-32 idle, 40-45 on load.
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25 Jun 2009   #4

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Here's my Dell M4400 laptop. I've seen go to 45c under load I'd get concerned at anything over 55c

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Ken


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25 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 build 7260 x86
 
 

I've run at full load ever single day for over a year at 55c+ and never ran into a problem. So I'd say your temps are just fine.

I run a program that does research for cancer so it crunches 24/7 at 100% load on all 4 cores. Temps have gotten ashigh as 60c on some hotter days but nothing to be to concerned about. I myself wouldnt let the temps go over 60c.
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25 Jun 2009   #6

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Safe operating for Core 2 notebook - 30 to 50c is safe - hot is 60c +

This is calculated by the Tjunction and Tcase diodes and differs with the core model & chipset model, but they differ by only a few degrees for most core 2 cores and chipsets so those numbers above will be safe for you.

njkid32 - 55+ is rather warm, even for quad cores
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25 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7 Build 7100 x64
 
 

I remember my Macbook reaching 90+ degrees... On full load that is.
never had any problems.
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25 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64
 
 

My watercooled e6600 runs around 45 and 50 under load.

Of course that's overclocked. I guess I just got a bad processor.
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25 Jun 2009   #9
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nice to see Chappy was one of the few respond to the OP's question. The rest, it doesn't matter what your temps are you have a desktop, not a laptop; which runs at higher temperatures to begin with.
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25 Jun 2009   #10

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rrgjl View Post
I remember my Macbook reaching 90+ degrees... On full load that is.
never had any problems.

Hi and welcome to sevenforums

I hope you mean 90F. If you mean 90C its like 189F and thats almost the temp that water boils at. I run a really intense number crunching app and with 100% cpu all the time I get to a toasty 145F.

Ken
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