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Windows 7: CPU temps seem very high =/


30 May 2010   #1

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CPU temps seem very high =/

So I download hwmonitor to check my temps and my cpu's are at a constant 84-90 degrees celcius... which is around 190 degrees farenheit... Is this too high? It is an amd turion x2 64bit processor at 2100 mhz. Is there a program I can use to turn my fan speed up? I'm on a laptop



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31 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) 90 degrees is definitely very high for the processor. At those temps, the computer should be shutting down randomly to prevent cpu damage. But download a couple of other apps like coretemp and see what they show. A buggy sensor can give all kinds of wierd readings.

2) HP doesnt have a propreitary fan speed utility like some other OEMs. Also, their BIOS is dumbed down and there are hardly any customizable options. But HPs historically have had a heat problem because of poor case design and they sometimes release bios updates with modified fan algorithms. Check the HP website for a bios update and HP forums for this subject.

You can download Speedfan, if you're lucky it may detect the fans.

3) Otherwise, there are a few generic solutions I can suggest:

-make sure the laptop vents are not clogged. You can clean them out with a can of compressed air.
-Try using a chill pad (also called cooling pad). They come cheap and can be quite effective.
-Switch from High Performance power plan to balanced or power saver. You can change maximum and minimum processor states in advanced settings of power plans.
-Make sure your fans dont have a mechanical problem.
-Ultimately, one can change the thermal paste and clean out the laptop from the inside. That depends on how comfortable you are with opening the laptop case.
-Undervolting the cpu is another option, but you'll need to understand and research the process beforehand.
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31 May 2010   #3

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Yikes, that is hot? As Bill2 says, you must be at least almost hitting TJ Max temps. Download Real Temp and it will display temp and how close you are to TJ Max (Tj max is the maximum allowable temp for a processor's internal cores, if you reach Tj max the processor will shut down to prevent damage). I'd also suspect obstructed cooling or clogged fans. I believe a non functioning fan would also shut off the PC. A Guy

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31 May 2010   #4

 

My.the highest temp i get with my compac laptop is 77 and it's because the air conditioner having a problem.

try check your temperature either using

Core Temp
or Real Temp
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31 May 2010   #5

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Sorry guys, Real Temp only works for Intel chips, and AMD chips don't have a TjMax type value that equates to Intel's TjMax parameter. AMD's max temp value is called Tcase, and it's calculated differently, and doesn't quite mean the same thing as TjMax.

The OP has an AMD Turion, which is basically a mobile version of the Athlon dual core that uses less power. I have one in my laptop, and my temps never get above 55 to 60C. Laptops do run hot, but your temps are way too hot.

Core Temp or Speedfan are the programs that will be useful in this situation.
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31 May 2010   #6

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Ahhh, good info, never used AMD myself, thanks for the correction. A Guy
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01 Jun 2010   #7

 

I usually use core temp myself and it's a good software for me
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