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Windows 7: CPU Temperature "Jump"

25 Jan 2011   #1
KSchrief

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
CPU Temperature "Jump"

Hey guys. Sorry if this is in the wrong forum.

So I'm playing a game (Bioshock) on my new rig. I kept up HWMonitor just to check what the temperatures were after playing.

After 20-30 minutes of playing, I closed it down. The CPU temps were hovering around 50-55 Celsius. However, my max temp column read around 70 for one of the cores, and 80 for another. I got no warning messages, the machine was and still is running fine, and the temps have since cooled down to their normal 25-35* range, depending on the core and what I'm doing.

I shut down the machine, and checked it. There are no wires or anything that would obstruct airflow anywhere near the CPU. I upped the fan speed on my two fans to medium (They were on low).

Should I be concerned about the temperature jump, or is that fine, as long as the temperatures stay around 50*?


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25 Jan 2011   #2
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Well, if it's hovering around 50 degrees on idle, or after playing a game, that's fine, although a little high for idle
70-80 degrees is not a good temp while you are running something. are you using the stock cooler? also, when you turned your case fans up, did you try this again?
EDIT: Thought I might add, 70 degrees is really the highest temp you want to see your cpu at.
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25 Jan 2011   #3
KSchrief

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I am using the stock cooler. Should I consider an upgraded one?

No, I didn't try it again. I will soon, and post what happens.

Again, I'm pretty sure it didn't stay there for long. I just happened to notice that the max temp was that high. I checked the temps IMMEDIATELY after closing the game, and they were 50-55 across the 4 cores. Within a few minutes they were back down to 30.
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25 Jan 2011   #4
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

well, I think that you might want to invest in a better cooler, although testing it again would be a good idea.
You don't have anything overclocked, right?
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25 Jan 2011   #5
KSchrief

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

The motherboard came pre-overclocked by a little bit. I can't seem to find the exact amount.

Newegg.com - MSI H55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI ATX Intel Motherboard

This is my board. I haven't overclocked it at all.
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25 Jan 2011   #6
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KSchrief View Post
The motherboard came pre-overclocked by a little bit. I can't seem to find the exact amount.

Newegg.com - MSI H55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI ATX Intel Motherboard

This is my board. I haven't overclocked it at all.
What do you mean by "pre-overclocked?" This board doesn't say anything about it coming overclocked. The only thing I saw was that it has a spectacular overclocking ability.
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25 Jan 2011   #7
KSchrief

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

That might have been what it was. lol
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25 Jan 2011   #8
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Well, To get back to the original issue, I think your CPU heatsink is not dissipating enough heat while under load, but why 70-80 max puzzles me. You really should test out Bioshock again, and if it lists a max of 70-80, you should probably invest in an aftermarket cooler. Preferably one with PWM (Pulse Width Modulation)
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25 Jan 2011   #9
KSchrief

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hmm. Upping the fan speed seemed to do the trick. After about 10 minutes, it still never got above 64. I also cleaned up the wiring job a bit, so that could also have helped. Average temp while playing was down a few degrees, as well.

I'll definitely invest in a better CPU cooling system. I just wanted to make sure that nothing catastrophic was going to happen.

Thanks!
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25 Jan 2011   #10
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

no problem. That seems a lot better. Glad I could help!
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