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Windows 7: CPU Temps

24 Jun 2011   #11
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

keep in mind the higher a constant temp you expose it to, the less it is likely to last as long. You don't really want to push those limits unless you just don't care and can replace the chip easily.


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24 Jun 2011   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Keep the A/C on too and speed up your fans a bit if possible for you. Cooler is always desireable.
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25 Jun 2011   #13
TBoyd

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sean1082 View Post
This is not so much a thread about my cooling, as I know I am fine in that area, this is more a question about safe / comfortable operating temperatures.

The reason I say this is because right now, with it being summer, my room can get rather warm. While running games such as Bad Company 2, or any other graphically intensive game, I run just under 60, with the occasional spike to 62. Idling and doing basic tasks keep me at around 35-40.

While I know the 35-40 degree range is good, I am wondering if 60 is a reasonable operating temperature while under load, or if I should be stepping up my fan speeds.

I have a 2600k clocked at 4.4 GHz.
Is Intel still incorporating those nylon/plastic push-pins to secure the heatsink to the CPU on the 1155 socket motherboards? I don't trust them.

Although your temps are decent considering your overclock speed, I would consider getting one of the 3rd party heatsink/fan combinations that mounts with screws via a "X" bracket that is placed on the backside of the motherboard. It results in a more solid/tight contact between CPU & heatsink. I've had issues with the plastic/nylon pins weakening over time & my core temps began climbing. After installing the screw/bracket-type heatsink, my temps were even lower than before I started having the higher temp problems. - And they have stayed that way.
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26 Jun 2011   #14
Sean1082

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TBoyd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sean1082 View Post
This is not so much a thread about my cooling, as I know I am fine in that area, this is more a question about safe / comfortable operating temperatures.

The reason I say this is because right now, with it being summer, my room can get rather warm. While running games such as Bad Company 2, or any other graphically intensive game, I run just under 60, with the occasional spike to 62. Idling and doing basic tasks keep me at around 35-40.

While I know the 35-40 degree range is good, I am wondering if 60 is a reasonable operating temperature while under load, or if I should be stepping up my fan speeds.

I have a 2600k clocked at 4.4 GHz.
Is Intel still incorporating those nylon/plastic push-pins to secure the heatsink to the CPU on the 1155 socket motherboards? I don't trust them.

Although your temps are decent considering your overclock speed, I would consider getting one of the 3rd party heatsink/fan combinations that mounts with screws via a "X" bracket that is placed on the backside of the motherboard. It results in a more solid/tight contact between CPU & heatsink. I've had issues with the plastic/nylon pins weakening over time & my core temps began climbing. After installing the screw/bracket-type heatsink, my temps were even lower than before I started having the higher temp problems. - And they have stayed that way.
They do still use the push-pins. This, and the fact I have it overclocked, is exactly why I went with this CPU cooler.
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26 Jun 2011   #15
TBoyd

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Way to go, Sean! Intel makes great CPUs, but their heat sink mounting system could be improved.
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02 Jul 2011   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

That's a nice HSF Sean!
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02 Jul 2011   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

And when the tCase temperature is mentioned, be sure to remember this isn't the core temp that all of the software applications are showing. Unfortunately, we as consumers, cannot actually monitor the tCase temp. Generally speaking, the core temps can go about 15-20 degrees over the tCase max before the tCase is reached. So, low to mid 60's on your chip is just fine as it's likely safe until 80-90.
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