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Windows 7: CPU Temperature

15 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
CPU Temperature

Okay, I bought my new computer with Windows 7 Home Basic (aaargghhh!!!) and it runs great. I like the gadgets but have a question. My CPU temperature is about 140 degrees, and when I run a high-tech game it rises to 160 degrees. It runs fine, but is this what the rest of you are getting?

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15 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 home premium 32-bit w/sp1

fahrenheit or celsius?
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15 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1

That's got to be fahrenheit! It also depends on the temperature of the room where your PC is located. If you have A/C & are keeping the room cool, I would say your CPU temp is a little high under load, which equals about 71 degrees celsius. If your room temp is around 80 fahrenheit, then 160 for your CPU is near normal. I would be concerned if it goes much higher than 160.
My quad core runs at about 90 degrees f when idle & around 141 f under full load. The temp in my office is around 82 degrees f.
It doesn't hurt to see about improving your cooling. Your CPU will last longer.
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15 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64

You must be wrong ! It can't be 140+ C. I don't beleive that some CPU can work under that temperatures...
For checking temperatures try one of this softwares.

Core Temp
SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer
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15 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit

It's Fahrenheit.
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15 Oct 2011   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

140 Fahrenheit is about 59 Celsius.

Way too high for an idle temp, even in a hot room.

That's the temp I would expect to see if the CPU was running at least 50% of capacity---like if you were doing some video encoding.
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16 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit

I started up cold this morning in a 70 degree F room, and the CPU temperature was 100 degrees F. I'm taking it in to have the temperature gauge checked, as well as to make sure that the cooling unit is working. I don't see how it could have started 30 degrees hotter than the room it is in.
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16 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit

I installed four different CPU temperature monitors, and none of them work. Could it be that they don't work on an Athlon CPU?
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16 Oct 2011   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

First lets stop jumping from C to F. Computer temp are in Celsius all over the world.
Have you overclocked your computer? Have you checked some basics like all fans are working properly and the inside of your tower is clean of dust, pet hair and such? Pay special attentions to your cpu cooler and fan. I don't use AMD so I'm not sure about which program is best to monitor cpu temps but I would think the AMD website would have some suggestions or their forum would. Their is a good chance some AMD people here will know of a good program to use. You could also go into Bios and monitor your temp but that would be under a very light load which doesn't mean much.
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17 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit

Layback Bear, thanks for your advice. I checked everything, plus I called the guy who built my computer. He says that the high temperature won't hurt anything (Hah!) but for $10 US dollars he'll install another fan for me tomorrow. The cooling unit is working or I would be even hotter.

Personally, I think he should have installed one more fan anyway.
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