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Windows 7: How hot is your PC?

03 Mar 2010   #1
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
How hot is your PC?

This image shows my PC at normal temp:

How hot is your PC?-xptemp1.jpg

This image shows my PC after about 2 hours of CnC

How hot is your PC?-xptemp2.jpg

As you can see, my PC is so hot it makes fire envious...




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03 Mar 2010   #2
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Got any compressed air around? Blow out the case real good and get rid of excess dust. All the heasinks etc.
Might be all there is to it.

Try to get some better airflow.

this is mine at idle ... and its OCd to 3.6 :-/


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03 Mar 2010   #3
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Is that a laptop? If so change your power settings to balanced. Then blow out all ports and exhaust and intake ports of laptop at least on a bi-weekly basis. Here is mine.

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03 Mar 2010   #4
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Here is my image from speccy. It seems that Intel C6 Sleep really helps a lot in making the computer extra cool and thus "faster". =)
I use the graphics media accelerator 4500MHD and my hard drive temperature hovers around 27 C

By the way, bassfisher, I don't get something. How come your speedfan shows -128C? Isn't that degree of cooling impossible?? =.=

To bigseb:
Your computer definitely has an issue with dust or your fan. If you don't want to buy a bottle of compressed air though, you can always remove the cover and remove the dust near the fan manually. I do that all the time =D though doing so might void your warranty.


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03 Mar 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

125 degrees F is about the safe limit.

F= C times 2 plus 30.
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03 Mar 2010   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My CPU, (Q9550 overclocked at 3.2Ghz on stock cooling) idles between 32-34 on all 4 cores. My peaks are around 60 at the end of a gaming session.

My video card, EVGA 9800GTX+ runs around 38-40 at idle. Peaks around 65 gaming.
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03 Mar 2010   #7
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
125 degrees F is about the safe limit.

F= C times 2 plus 30.
Im guessing thats around the 45 to 47ish temperatures. (in celcius)
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03 Mar 2010   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All CPU's and GPU's are different. My general rule of thumb is to try to keep the CPU under 65C and the GPU under 70C. Most components handle that without issue.
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03 Mar 2010   #9
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I've noticed that computers start to get slightly slower as soon as they hit the 50 to 55 degree celcius points. It can definitely withstand more heat but the battery life degradation and performance loss is significant. In addition, that extra heat on a laptop will decrease the maximum capacity for your battery. Lithium ions are susceptible to heat.
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03 Mar 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pichu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
125 degrees F is about the safe limit.

F= C times 2 plus 30.
Im guessing thats around the 45 to 47ish temperatures. (in celcius)
51C to be exact. It is F-32/9x5=C. But Richards formula is close enough.
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