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Windows 7: Safe CPU Temperatures? running from 9C-24C is it too cold?


08 Feb 2012   #1

7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Safe CPU Temperatures? running from 9C-24C is it too cold?

So I ended up buying a new processor, and they gave me a free motherboard with it, I got an AMD FX4100 3.6GHZ quad core processor, that can be Overclocked to 4.6GHZ very easily because it is already unlocked, seen some crappy reviews, but this thing is way faster than my phenom x4 at 2.6ghz was...and i dont Game so it is perfect for multimedia, and multitasking!

Ok so my question is, I put a fan in the front at the bottom of my DX4100 Case under the HD Bay because the case has holes and vents to pull in air, it is 70degrees F in my home atm, and my processor is running from 9c to 24c is that too cold?

Oh yea and Im using the Stock Heatsink because I decided to see how good it was before I thought about upgrading, very nice heatsink but I guess if I want to Overclock I would need a better Heatsink!


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08 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Should be fine as long as it doesn't go over 65c. But as far as I am aware I don't think manufacturers provide minimum core temperatures

Hope this Helps,
Josh
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08 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Bit of a no brainer ... the cooler you can get it the better
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08 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Warlockz View Post
So I ended up buying a new processor, and they gave me a free motherboard with it, I got an AMD FX4100 3.6GHZ processor, that can be Overclocked to 4.6GHZ very easily because it is already unlocked, seen some crappy reviews, but this thing is way faster than my phenom x4 at 2.6ghz was...and i dont Game so it is perfect for multimedia, and multitasking!

Ok so my question is, I put a fan in the front at the bottom of my DX4100 Case under the HD Bay because the case has holes and vents to pull in air, it is 70degrees F in my home atm, and my processor is running from 9c to 24c is that too cold?

Oh yea and Im using the Stock Heatsink because I decided to see how good it was before I thought about upgrading, very nice heatsink but I guess if I want to Overclock I would need a better Heatsink!
No,no need to worry about low temperatures.

In overlow temperatures you need to worry only for humidity. If your system hardwares are cold and dry its just fine.

Can you please to install Speccy - Standard?

Then take a snip\screenshot of the summary and post it here.

Do the same with Core Temp

Also please take few pictures of your computer outside and inside and post them here for us.
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08 Feb 2012   #5

7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Awesome and thanks for the quick replys, I forgot to think about the tests I have seen where they freeze the crap out of an overclocked processor for faster speeds, the colder it is the faster it is, your right!
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08 Feb 2012   #6

7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

For some reason specky does not pick up my processor temps because i think they need to update it!
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08 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Warlockz View Post
Awesome and thanks for the quick replys, I forgot to think about the tests I have seen where they freeze the crap out of an overclocked processor for faster speeds, the colder it is the faster it is, your right!
Not exactly,the stress from the overclocking\extra-voltage produce high temperatures.

High temperature is the worst enemy of the hardware.

Well,when you have time post the snip\screenshots from speccy and coretemp.

And please post few pictures from outside and inside of your pc.

Download and install this version of speccy http://www.filehippo.com/download_speccy/10805/

The temps in coretemp are perfect,i dont think that you need extra cooling for overclocking.
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08 Feb 2012   #8

7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The new version of Speccy still does not read my core temp, Ill post some pics when my roomate gets home, she has the camera with her atm, either that or however long it takes these batteries to charge for this older camera I have......

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The temps in coretemp are perfect,i dont think that you need extra cooling for overclocking.
I read a review where they used the Factory Heatsink during Overclocking and they said it started getting pretty toasty running at 4.6GHZ so I dont think I would trust it, I would rather invest 30 bucks for a cooler master Hyper 212 Plus Universal CPU Cooler that I have read very good reviews about, before I go into overclocking, just to be safe because sometimes I get up in the high 30c's so another 1GHZ would probably heat up the stalk cooler too much.

I guess the Cooler the better so I should profit from the upgrade.
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08 Feb 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Warlockz View Post
The new version of Speccy still does not read my core temp, Ill post some pics when my roomate gets home, she has the camera with her atm, either that or however long it takes these batteries to charge for this older camera I have......

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The temps in coretemp are perfect,i dont think that you need extra cooling for overclocking.
I read a review where they used the Factory Heatsink during Overclocking and they said it started getting pretty toasty so I dont think I would trust it..
Of course,better Heatsink better\lower temperatures.

Download and install this version of speccy Download Speccy 1.13.276 - FileHippo.com
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08 Feb 2012   #10

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

warlockz,
Not sure I would trust those temps you're reading as at 70 degrees F = 21.1 C. Not sure how in any state even turned off you could get a temp of 9C which equals 42 F. Now unless your pouring liquid nitrogen in...lol the best you should be able to cool is maybe a couple of degrees below ambient to ambient ?? Do you have this rig up against a window?
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