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Windows 7: is my cpu too hot-

11 May 2012   #1

WINDOWS 7 64 BIT
 
 
is my cpu too hot-

is my cpu i7 950 too hot- at idle my cpu is 33c system temp is 30c I have a corsair h50 clr(enclosed liq cooler) instead of a cpu fan. what is the normal i7 cpu temp at system idle. Sshould cpu be coler with a h50 corsair h50 cooler. How do i know if this cooler is going bad.

I also have a p6x58de asus motherboard 12 gig 1600 speed ddr 3 ram and a cool mast halfatx gaming case with 3 fans not overclocking my computer is 1.5 yrs old windows 7 64 bit and nvidia 460 ddr 5 video card

I am using the asus al suite 1 and the asus epu. utility. Should i use this software, as i dont know even how to use it.

Reason i am questioning is because a few days ago my computer rebooted by itself twice while idil withh a code 41 kernel power- computer experience a a unexpected shutdown. and i thought it was a temperature issue. I was also sick and had a space heater running in room.


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11 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

No the cpu is fine you shouldn't worry until you start getting close to 45-50c when the cpu is idle.Your cpu can handle up to 90c before it kills it's self so try to keep under 45c. My air cooled cpu cooler keeps my processor at 30c with a overclock to 3.4 and is 45c when under load with loading my apps like my 3d games like gta iv which is a bit more cpu intensive which is still in the safe zone when under load on my amd processor so your in the safe zone and assuming you should be fine since this a very normal temp for both intel and amd cpus. About the random reboot that sounds more like a windows or driver issue and not over heating since your at 33c idle. Also have you been overclocking? Maybe your overclock is unstable and could be causing system instability if you had a high over clock that your cpu isn't handling to well. Asking this since your cooler is a liquid cooler so i'm assuming you have done some over clocking possibly.
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11 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

There's nothing wrong with that. With a load you should be seeing into the mid to high 30s which is stll good. If you up in the high 40s into the 50s then you would need to be worried a bit. That would indicate better cooling is needed or something was wrong if not running a stock hsf to be seeing those kind of temps.
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11 May 2012   #4

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Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

Idle temps are OK. But idle temps tend to be not as accurate or as important as temps while under stress. I use AI Suite too, but I also use Core temp. Core temp has always seemed to be pretty accurate to me. But the stress temps are more important.
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11 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

I'm still using the 2010 version of PC Wizard and was just comparing that with the latest 2012 version of same. Both are found to be 100% accurate when compared to what is seen in the hardware monitor.

Due to not being able to use the first cpu cooler bought for this build due having to swap out the first set of dimms by one brand the cpu here has been running stable in the high 40s since 2010! The operating temp with load has never seen over the low 50s which would be where the stock sink's temps would average.

For some time now the threshold however has been nowhere near 90C but roughly 65C. The old Pentiums and AMD single core cpus and early where the ones that saw the high thresholds. Newer boards since offer the overheat protection circuit which will simply shut you down to prevent permanent damaged when enabled.

Low to mid 30s is always more of the ideal temps however and usually only seen with different 3rd coolers available since stock hsfs always tend to run warmer.
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