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Windows 7: Is my PC constantly too hot?

24 Dec 2010   #11
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quiet "n" Cool is like a CPU throttle. The throttle then allows the computer to use less power when it's loafing or at idle and then jump to life at full or partial throttle when demand hits instantaneously.


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24 Dec 2010   #12
Teekz

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Quiet "n" Cool is like a CPU throttle. The throttle then allows the computer to use less power when it's loafing or at idle and then jump to life at full or partial throttle when demand hits instantaneously.
So, this wouldn't affect my fan speeds directly? Sounds like it'd be best left on "Auto", rather than "Disabled".
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24 Dec 2010   #13
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Same here, rap33042 (right now it's 24-26 C) when I get to 60C under full stress (encoding a movie etc.) I know it's time for spring cleaning again.
If he has 60C idle then I assume the heat sink is not mounted correctly or some wires block the fan/airflow.
Which would also explain the loud fan.

What I have never seen with a quad core : Teekz claims he has only ~ 5-10 difference between idle and 100% load
No matter which Quadcore I checked..the temperature difference between idle and 100% was always around 25-30C

@Teekz: I would suggest you check the temperature in BIOS just to see how they compare to whatever CoreTemp shows you. (Boot into Bios and let the rig running for a while those BIOS Temps are generally more accurate than 3rd party readings...of course you only get the idle temps there)
Cool 'n' Quiet affects your fan speed to some degree: since the CPU throttles down whenever it's not in use, temp goes down and the automatic reduces the fan speed
so yes...leave it on automatic and use Cool 'n' Quiet


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24 Dec 2010   #14
Teekz

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
@Teekz: I would suggest you check the temperature in BIOS just to see how they compare to whatever CoreTemp shows you. (Boot into Bios and let the rig running for a while those BIOS Temps are generally more accurate than 3rd party readings...of course you only get the idle temps there)-DG
I just let it sit for a good 20 mins or so in the BIOS, and these 3 values didn't change at all during the last 10-15 mins of that 20.

Current system temperature: 40C
Current CPU temperature: 50C
Current CPU fan speed: 4753RPM.

So, CoreTemp's readings aren't too far from the truth...
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24 Dec 2010   #15
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teekz View Post
Hello, all.

My CPU fan inside my desktop computer is ALWAYS very loud, except for about a second or so when it shows the configuration table before booting Windows. This can be very annoying, as it is really quite loud.

I think this is because my CPU gets too hot. I have CoreTemp running at all times in my taskbar, and an average CPU temperature for me when not doing too much is around 45-55 degrees Celsius. It reaches around 60 degrees Celsius when I'm doing something intense like video rendering, when the CPU runs near 100% for a while.

I think that my fan might slow down if the CPU was cooler, but I can't be sure. I can post any necessary details/information if needed.

Any help is appreciated, I'm going deaf, here.
Tom.
Since my Athlon X2 6000+ is out of warranty, i decided to lap the cpu and the heatsink (CM Hyper 212), besides shaving the concave out of them, i shaved 5 degrees Celsius idle and 10 degrees Celsius at full load.
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24 Dec 2010   #16
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Fan RPM at 4753?! Must sound like a vacuum cleaner!
Is your computer levitating?

Case temp at 40C is high- should idle around 30C
CPU Temp at 50C is definitely high.
Granted, the temps are within spec, but I know if it was my computer, I'd be working to lower them ASAP.

The cooler, the better.
Just my feelings on this...
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24 Dec 2010   #17
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

OK Teekz...at least you know the temps shown are accurate.
You didn't switch on Cool 'n' Quiet I assume since your temps are still that high.
Ah well...then it's new thermal compound etc. I guess
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24 Dec 2010   #18
Teekz

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
Fan RPM at 4753?! Must sound like a vacuum cleaner!
Is your computer levitating?

Case temp at 40C is high- should idle around 30C
CPU Temp at 50C is definitely high.
Granted, the temps are within spec, but I know if it was my computer, I'd be working to lower them ASAP.
It does! (Sound like a vacuum cleaner, not levitate. ) that's why I'm here!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
OK Teekz...at least you know the temps shown are accurate.
You didn't switch on Cool 'n' Quiet I assume since your temps are still that high.
Ah well...then it's new thermal compound etc. I guess
Hmm.. Is there no other way? D:

Also, any help on properly configuring SpeedFan?
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24 Dec 2010   #19
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Speedfan Main window:

  • Make sure the Automatic fan speed box is checked
  • Click configure Button

Configuration window (Temperature):

  • If CPU, CASE, Temp3, etc is checked, it will show up on the Main window
  • If you select CPU Fan, for instance, then you will be able to set high/low temperatures
  • You can change the Titles by selecting a 'name', and hitting the F2 key
  • The fans need to be associated with the correct component; that is, you don't want the Case fan speed being adjusted by the temperature of the CPU

Configuration window (Fans):

  • Here you can rename the fans by selecting them and hitting F2
  • You can also select them and choose to log them

Configuration window (Speeds):

  • Here you can set minimum/maximum fan speeds
  • Be sure to have the Automatically variated box checked if you want SpeedFan to monitor it
Hope this helps!


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24 Dec 2010   #20
Teekz

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
 
 

WOW! I was apparently wrong about when this computer was actually last cleaned!

The heatsink is absolutely laden with dust! Obviously the cause of my problem!
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