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Windows 7: Computer cooling

12 Apr 2017   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1
Computer cooling

Hi is there a way to check hot my computer gets and how I can check it all the time. I do not know what it should be...

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12 Apr 2017   #2

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM19.1 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

You could use a program like Speccy:
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12 Apr 2017   #3

Win7 pro x64

Realtemp has your temp plus this cool part called "distance to TJmaxx", which is the distance in degrees you are away from "thermal junction max" temp, the temperature at which your cpu slows down automatically to keep from overheating. I'll attach my current reading, which shows a whopping 70C below the thermal throttling temp. You can set it up to show your temp in the system tray near the clock

Download Real Temp | techPowerUp

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13 Apr 2017   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1

How important is it to keep watch on the temp and how often. I know I'm new and young but how many years of school did you guys go through to know all of this and have all these things in your systems.

After my dad passed and I got his system which is the one I am on now, I watched him a lot when he was on the web and I am still kind of scared of the internet as I don't know what to look for or really even search. I don't want to get a virus so does anyone have any advise they could give to me. Oh and thank you for your comments above I think it will help me.

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13 Apr 2017   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

I consider it very important to monitor your cpu temps.

Use the suggestion above :)

Don`t download any garbage and you`ll never get a virus. (just my opinion)
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13 Apr 2017   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

So long as you dust the computer out with compressed air every three months or so, and clean the heat sink and replace the thermal compound, it'll run like a dream.
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13 Apr 2017   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit SP1

YaMoonSun I'm sorry as I don't even know what a heat sink or a thermal compound is. I am 17 and just starting to learn about computers.

If you would explain to me what to do and how to do it, then I will know. Thanks for your help.

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13 Apr 2017   #8

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

The easiest thing for you to do is start watching youtube videos, then get to it.

We can tell you how to do something over and over, but until you do it yourself you`ll never learn :)

Heat sink = it draws the heat away from the cpu, a fan is either attached to it or blows air across it.

Thermal compound = what is used between the cpu and the heat sink to fill in the gaps, it spreads out like putty.

Everyone has a favorite method and brand of TIM (Thermal Interface Material) they like to use.

Mine Antec - Formula 7

How to Remove Apply Thermal Paste on CPU - YouTube

How to apply and remove Thermal Paste? | Tutorial - YouTube

How Thermal Compound Spreads - YouTube
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13 Apr 2017   #9

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

I like realtemp it uses very little resources
Here is how I install it on intel systems
Download Real Temp | techPowerUp
Just download it to your downloads folder open the realtemp download and you'll see the same listings here shown
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Then open the shortcut on your desktop and you'll see the temp # all the time on your taskbar :)
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If you have a amd system this too uses very little resources but also works on intel systems too,
Download MajorGeeks.Com - MajorGeeks

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13 Apr 2017   #10

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

@ThrashZone, I wanted to go to the major geeks site to check core temp1 but your link shows this:

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@americancritic Before you start worrying about thermal paste get and use one of the monitoring utilities mentioned here in your thread; Real Temp or Speccy and watch where the temps go so you can find a range, then if the temps are consistently high and out of range you can consider reapplying new paste. But, make sure you don't have any dust bunnies inside the case.

If you can supply the model number of your Dad's, now your Lenovo desktop we should be able to pull up a servicing manual to show you how to remove covers to do routine maintenance like blowin' out the dust and applying paste to the heat sinks.

Check around the outside of the desktop tower to see if you can find a model number if that fails go to Control Panel and click on System, when that opens look at the second section under System it should be listed there. Then we'll show you how to add it to your system specs for future reference.

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