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Windows 7: CPU temp of 94 Degrees Celsius!

06 Apr 2011   #1
BenTimages

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
CPU temp of 94 Degrees Celsius!

Hi folks,
I got a bit of a shock when I just opened Speccy to see how my graphics cards were going, because they (2x) generally run on the "warm" side (one at around 60C and the other around 80C) ... which, even though this PC was built "professionally" and has quite a number of fans ... is quite warm.

But the shock came when I saw that my CPU was running at 94 deg C!! At the moment, the current reading is ... 91, but it's fluctuated as "low" as 84 C a few minutes ago. It's never run THIS hot before, a bit over the max of 68C but this is now serious!

What's the best way to get the temp down in the future? Right now, I'm gonna turn the thing OFF, until there's been time for some replies from you good people.
Cheers,
BenT


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06 Apr 2011   #2
DreemWarrior

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

Hi and welcome to sevenforums.
You may need to reseat your cpu cooler with new thermal compound or upgrade to a better one would be my guess. Do you know what kind of cpu cooler you have? i7's need LOTS of cooling at the source. Personally, I'd look into water cooling. Since I swapped my old one for the Corsair H50, http://www.corsair.com/cooling/hydro...pu-cooler.html I've never had another heat issue.
Hope this helps
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06 Apr 2011   #3
illway1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Best way would be to get either 1. New thermal paste, 2. New fan, 3. work on your cable management

Also is your computer power setting on high performance? I found that when i had my computer on that setting it ran 20 degrees hotter...

could you take a SS of your CPUZ and core temps?
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06 Apr 2011   #4
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by illway1
Also is your computer power setting on high performance? I found that when i had my computer on that setting it ran 20 degrees hotter..
That's because you weren't allowing your CPU to idle, High Performance basically turns off Speedstep/Cool and Quiet (depending on whether you have Intel/AMD) There is really no reason to run on High Performance, it doesn't give you ANY more Performance, it just uses more power and generates more heat. Balanced is more than sufficient.
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06 Apr 2011   #5
illway1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by illway1
Also is your computer power setting on high performance? I found that when i had my computer on that setting it ran 20 degrees hotter..
That's because you weren't allowing your CPU to idle, High Performance basically turns off Speedstep/Cool and Quiet (depending on whether you have Intel/AMD) There is really no reason to run on High Performance, it doesn't give you ANY more Performance, it just uses more power and generates more heat. Balanced is more than sufficient.
Yeah I found that out... took me like 3 days to figure out what was going on...

During those 3 days my computer was over heated, my cpu pins were bent, then my computer wouldnt turn on, then i fixed it ...
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06 Apr 2011   #6
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by illway1
Also is your computer power setting on high performance? I found that when i had my computer on that setting it ran 20 degrees hotter..
That's because you weren't allowing your CPU to idle, High Performance basically turns off Speedstep/Cool and Quiet (depending on whether you have Intel/AMD) There is really no reason to run on High Performance, it doesn't give you ANY more Performance, it just uses more power and generates more heat. Balanced is more than sufficient.
I've not known the high performance setting to override BIOS Speedstep/C1E settings. I was playing around with them settings last night with high performance power option and my CPU would still downclock/overclock accordingly to my usage. Balanced and high performance both have the same processor power management setting. Only time I've seen the power options have a big effect is in notebook/netbook devices.
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06 Apr 2011   #7
illway1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

It does... I had Quiet N Cool on Bios on but it was overridden by power options...

Atleast for me it did
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06 Apr 2011   #8
Everlong

 

C1E might have been overridden, I wasn't paying that much attention, but I know SpeedStep wasn't.
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19 Mar 2012   #9
kjay

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have a Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 that kept arbitrarily shutting down at random times. I found that the temperature in the cores were rising to over 80 degrees Celsius--with a max of 85 before it shut down. I opened my case and used canned air to clear out a lot of dust that had built up in and around the CPU fan. After cleaning out the dust and re-starting the cores are running at least 15-20 degrees cooler on average. The highest temperature since cleaning out the fan has been 70 degrees and the computer hasn't crashed since. It's not often the solution is so quick and cheap!
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19 Mar 2012   #10
BenTimages

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All OK now, thanks for your answers. I changed the fan - a huge Arctic fan and added a solid state drive. The temps now read:
CPU 47
MB 31
Graphics card 63
Graphics card 53
HDD 39
HDD 41
SSD 39.

Phew! Thanks again!
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