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Windows 7: What is the optimal motherboard/System temperature?

22 Apr 2011   #1
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 
What is the optimal motherboard/System temperature?

Hello!
Anybody know what is the optimal motherboard temperature? Currently my System Temperature has C. 35 to C.45 temperature (Speccy software shows). So is it normal or abnormal situation?


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23 Apr 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killer bee View Post
Hello!
Anybody know what is the optimal motherboard temperature? Currently my System Temperature has 35 to 45 temperature (Speccy software shows). So is it normal or abnormal situation?

F or C?

Which Intel Mobo?
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23 Apr 2011   #3
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killer bee View Post
Hello!
Anybody know what is the optimal motherboard temperature? Currently my System Temperature has 35 to 45 temperature (Speccy software shows). So is it normal or abnormal situation?
The optimum is as cold as you can get it!

What are your ambient temperatures? If your machine is in a room that is about 20C warm, then various machine temperatures around 35...45 C are acceptable.

Not sure what you mean by "System Temperature".

For specific temperatures of chips etc, you need more information.

Regards....Mike Connor
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23 Apr 2011   #4
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killer bee View Post
Hello!
Anybody know what is the optimal motherboard temperature? Currently my System Temperature has 35 to 45 temperature (Speccy software shows). So is it normal or abnormal situation?
Try to get your temps as low as you can go, but not so low as to result in condensation (which I've seen done before).

The time of year and amount of airflow through your rig plays a major role in gauging your temps. In the summertime, where ambient heat from the air is generally warmer, I try to keep my idle temps between 30C and 40C. Come winter time, that range drops to about 25C to 35C, because the cooler air temps help a bit.

I follow this rule. If your cpu maker states that the max safe temp before shutdown is 70C, then try to keep your own max temps at least about half that, which gives you some room to play with should your have problems with a fan or something...
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23 Apr 2011   #5
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killer bee View Post
Hello!
Anybody know what is the optimal motherboard temperature? Currently my System Temperature has 35 to 45 temperature (Speccy software shows). So is it normal or abnormal situation?

F or C?

Which Intel Mobo?
They are "c".
Mother board is "Intel Corporation DG31PR (J3E1)"
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23 Apr 2011   #6
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killer bee View Post
Hello!
Anybody know what is the optimal motherboard temperature? Currently my System Temperature has 35 to 45 temperature (Speccy software shows). So is it normal or abnormal situation?
The optimum is as cold as you can get it!

What are your ambient temperatures? If your machine is in a room that is about 20C warm, then various machine temperatures around 35...45 C are acceptable.

Not sure what you mean by "System Temperature".

For specific temperatures of chips etc, you need more information.

Regards....Mike Connor
"System Temperature". mean motherboard temperature.
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23 Apr 2011   #7
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

How to i position CPU cooling fans for better exhaust ? My CPU has 2 fans one for get outside cool air other for exhaust hot air on CPU. So how do i position them?
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23 Apr 2011   #8
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

I'm in a tropical country. So our normal room temperature is 20c to 30c.
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23 Apr 2011   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

As heat rises then if your case has a top exhausting fan then if possible please orient the CPU cooler to flow cool air in and out towards the top exhaust. Likely you will not have this fan but will have the traditional rear facing exhaust fan, then please draw air over the CPU from the right to the left and out the rear case exhaust fan.
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23 Apr 2011   #10
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

System Temprature usually refers to the PWM area. At least in my experience.
Sometimess it may refer to the ambient temp inside the case.

The rest are self explanitory .. CPU / Chipset etc.

If yours is indeed refering to the PWM, youll need to check MOBO specs to find its temp rang. But I would say as long as it stays under 50-55C its fine. Likely has a bit more headroom than that. But if its saying under 45C, completely normal.
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