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29 Dec 2009   #11
scoopeeedoo

 
 

Hi!

Today i played half an hour "NFS Undercover", the "temp3" rised, nearly immediatly, to 82C and then stand by...
The PC turns very well, and also the game...

Has anyone an opinion about all this, please ???

Thanks !!!


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29 Dec 2009   #12
rbmorse

Ubuntu Lunix and Windows 7
 
 

Temp 3 is reported from a sensor within one of the CPU cores on the die. Most recent Intel CPUs will go to 100c on that sensor before the BIOS invokes thermal overload procedures. Still, the temps you report are higher than desirable and it certainly sounds like the CPU heatsink/fan unit is barely adequate.

Which CPU do you have, and are you using the heatsink/fan unit that came with the CPU? What does SpeedFan report for the RPM of the CPU fan?
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29 Dec 2009   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't know what temp 3 is, because like your's was, the reading is very high, but not operative, so I keep it hidden, which is quite common. Since you have a new motherboard, that temp may be now active, but if it is, it should vary some over time. If not, I would disregard/hide it. As for your CPU temp, it is not that high, considering the system temp that you are operating at. Depending on your circumstances, it could be cooled by lowering the room temperature where it stays, or improving the case temperature by adding fans, cleaning up the routing of cables, adding water cooling, or as I did, change the case itself. The case that I now have for my primary rig only has 3 fans, but they are 200mm, where as the old case, which I use for my secondary rig has 5 fans, but are only 80mm. The new case runs at least 7-8 degrees cooler than the old rig. Yet, the temp that your CPU is running is not all that hot, unless it spikes too much under a load.
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29 Dec 2009   #14
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

HWInfo32 reports my CPU at around 51 degrees Celsius, motherboard at around 44 degrees celsius and GPU no more than around 65-70 degrees celsius after 4 or 5 hours after playing games with a couple of breaks. Standard Antec Two Hundred case - going to buy a fan for the side.
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30 Dec 2009   #15
scoopeeedoo

 
 

First of all, many thanks to each interest about my question! Thank you, Guys!

@rbmorse :
My CPU is an AMD Athlon II 4x 620 (2,6GHz) and i use the heat sink/fan provided, with original thermal material. I have "Spire" thermal paste here, would you advise me to change?
Fan speed is +/- 1850RPM for now and rised to 2600RPM when i played half an hour "NFS"...
Nothing anormal, according to me...

@seekermeister :
My case is equipped with two fans yet, 90mm front for air in, 80 back for air out...
This case + PSU + CPU + M-B are all brand new >>> no dust...

@Frostmourne :
Thanks for this unknown (and very complete) log, i ran it and the values are the same than the others...
Nothing alarming but this "temp3"... I hope for an absurd value!
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30 Dec 2009   #16
scoopeeedoo

 
 

Hi again!

I just did a new test with NFS Undercover :

"temp3" before playing : 71C,
after 7 and 15 minutes : 84C
after 35 minutes : 85C (other values are : GPU = 64C, M-B = 46C,
CPU fan = 2500RPM...)

I'm almost sure that it won't change anything but i'm tempted to change the paste, for the sake of my conscience...

EDIT : when i put my hand near elements, nothing seems so hot, and the heat sink is definitely "touchable"...

RE-EDIT : After 35 minutes non-stop playing, temperatures in BIOS are :
system = 48C, CPU = 48C.
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31 Dec 2009   #17
scoopeeedoo

 
 

I disabled "smart fan" in BIOS, so CPU fan runs at its maximum speed : 2900RPM, case fans = 1925RPM.
I won 5C on temp3... but it's not a solution because of the noise...
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31 Dec 2009   #18
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
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I would not worry to much about that temp motherboard temp sensors are known to be incorrect a lot of time and it seems like the rest of your temps are not to bad and you say the machines is working nice so I would just try to improve air flow in your case.
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31 Dec 2009   #19
scoopeeedoo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
I would not worry to much about that temp motherboard temp sensors are known to be incorrect a lot of time and it seems like the rest of your temps are not to bad and you say the machines is working nice so I would just try to improve air flow in your case.
Thanks for your opinion, maybe i'm too parano ... I keep an eye on it, for now, and i cool my mind...
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31 Dec 2009   #20
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoopeeedoo View Post
Hi!

Today i played half an hour "NFS Undercover", the "temp3" rised, nearly immediatly, to 82C and then stand by...
The PC turns very well, and also the game...

Has anyone an opinion about all this, please ???

Thanks !!!
I think you are confused between celsius and fahrenheit!
If you are running 82 c you have cooked and destroyed your processor and mobo.
Your MOBO should run between 39-42c or 102 deg F and your processor should run from 37-42 c or 100-108 deg f anything higher than that is dangerous and the bios will shut down to protect the system.
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