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Windows 7: CPU temp way high


01 Apr 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by illway1 View Post
so i turned my fans to the high state (they were on low) and temperatures at start up were fine but after a couple minutes the temperature went back up...

the pic is of cpuz and hwmoniter....


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WartHog View Post
Those are high temps. I would look into the new paste and cooler.

How are your fans configured? Optimally (in my opinion ) they will be drawing air in through the bottom and front and expelling air out of the back and top. Is that what they're doing? Also, I was still wondering if all 4 fans are working? One other thing, I was wondering if you're oc'g the cpu?
Well, taking into account the ambient temperature and the processor is at full load, the temperature is relatively "normal" for me. I have the impression that you turned off the Cool N 'Quiet in bios, or the configuration of power management in Windows is set to "High performance " ... Consider setting the speed of the coolers case for standard speed, rehabilitate CN'Q if applicable.

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01 Apr 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wallonn7 View Post
Well, taking into account the ambient temperature and the processor is at full load, the temperature is relatively "normal" for me. I have the impression that you turned off the Cool N 'Quiet in bios, or the configuration of power management in Windows is set to "High performance " ... Consider setting the speed of the coolers case for standard speed, rehabilitate CN'Q if applicable.
Sounds like a good plan there.
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01 Apr 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

wowz.. those are some HIGH numbers all around.. at full load, my CPU temp has never gotten above 40c. at idle, its about 25c-27c, ad minimal load, its about 30c.. my mobo and hdd temps are about the same as the CPU. the only temp of mine that gets higher is the GPU, which goes up to 45c from time to time, but that's more normal.

either your fans are horrible, your airflow inside the case it horrible, or something is clogged (vents?).. smoking, pets, general dirt/dust can clog the vents that bring in the intake air. if your room really is 30c-35c, its WAY too hot in there.. (or, as others have mentioned, you are using a plain old crappy heatsink that has the OEM paste on it).
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01 Apr 2011   #14
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Interesting discussion. What you consider acceptable temps may be correct but they seem on the low side.
I have a common Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.5GHz
At low load proc 1-3 hover around 30-35C #4 tend to sit 35-40C.
When they are flat out (100%) for ~30min doing a vdeo encoding they are around the 50C.
Hot by your standards?
But this is what Intel says
Temperature of the Core 2 Quad Q 8300: Intel Communities
Intel talk about 70C as ok/normal.

illway1,
what does your CPU spec sheet say?

Interesting how cool your HDD is running.
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01 Apr 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I am not OCing, I have 2 fans in front sucking in, I have one on top to expel, and one in the back to expel, I have one on the side that is not a fan but a vent. When i get home I will check whether or not my Quiet N cool is on.

How do i get to my CPU spec sheet?

Just saying... This is not at a fully load. These temperatures are for the idle state.

So do you guys suggest keep my fans on Low, Medium or High?
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01 Apr 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

at those temps, i would keep them on high if it were my machine..

are there a lot of cables blocking air flow inside the case? if not, then i would definitely think about a new heatsink/cooler and get some arctic silver thermal paste...
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01 Apr 2011   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

this is a snapshot of my temps...

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01 Apr 2011   #18
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Here are some specs on your CPU
AMD Processors for Desktops: AMD Phenom
The maximum temperature rating is 62C. Surprisingly low to me. So I think you do have a cooling problem given your CPU.

Next time I'm choosing a CPU I'll look more closely at the temperature specs. Not that my Intel chip runs at 60C it apparently is fine at this temp.
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01 Apr 2011   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Arctic Silver 5 application instructions.
Arctic Silver Incorporated - Route to Product Instructions for Arctic Silver 5

Remember, less is more.
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01 Apr 2011   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by illway1 View Post
I am not OCing, I have 2 fans in front sucking in, I have one on top to expel, and one in the back to expel, I have one on the side that is not a fan but a vent. When i get home I will check whether or not my Quiet N cool is on.

How do i get to my CPU spec sheet?

Just saying... This is not at a fully load. These temperatures are for the idle state.

So do you guys suggest keep my fans on Low, Medium or High?

After taking another look at the image of readings by CPUZ you posted, it became even clearer that CN'Q is disabled. Note that the readings of consumption remains always in 115W; the fan speed is always 100%; the core speed is 3199mhz, ie 1mhz below the maximum for your processor clock - 3200MHz - see below. Considering this, plus the temperature of the room you told us, I am not surprised at anything that the temperature at full load, that's right, FULL LOAD oscillates between 45 C and 57 C. Therefore, I urge your attention remains focused on the CN'Q. Keep the default speed - high - for the other fans. Let us know the results.




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