CPU Temps

This is a discussion on CPU Temps within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; In process of getting my new computer up and running. This is the first one I have had with temperature ...

  1. #1
    Darkness Prevails Dark_Phoenix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    174

    CPU Temps

    In process of getting my new computer up and running. This is the first one I have had with temperature monitoring. I was wandering what the average idle temp should be. Mine is running about 122f right now (Pentium D 820 dual core).

    I have also heard that heat transfer from the CPU to the heat sink gets better after the thermal paste has time to cure. True?
    Using Code::Blocks and Windows XP

    In every hero, there COULD be a villain!

  2. #2
    Cat without Hat CornedBee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    8,892
    122f is perhaps a bit on the hot side for idling, but not overly so. However, you should stress the CPU and see how far up it goes. Intel CPUs should not go much above 131f on full load. 140f is the absolute limit.
    All the buzzt!
    CornedBee

    "There is not now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be, any programming language in which it is the least bit difficult to write bad code."
    - Flon's Law

  3. #3
    geek Whiteghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    19
    I didn't know intel get that hot,What about amd?

  4. #4
    Registered User Frobozz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    546
    What about AMD? I have an AthlonXP 3000 (codenamed Barton) sitting in a motherboard not getting used at the moment. When I used it in a case with six fans and with a Thermaltake Volcano 7+ overclocking heatsink/fan combo, the cpu idled at 122 fahrenheit. Full load it would go up to 140 sometimes a tiny bit higher if running a raytracer.

  5. #5
    geek Whiteghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    19
    I was tld amd get very hot.i didn't know you had to use that many fan to keep it cool.

  6. #6
    The Right Honourable psychopath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Where circles begin.
    Posts
    1,070
    In my experience, AMD chips are usually cooler than Intel chips. Although, that was only one experience, when I compared a friends computer to mine. Her P4 2.something Ghz was running around 55C idle, while my Athlon 64 3000+ (2Ghz) was running around 30-35C idle.
    Memorial University of Newfoundland
    Computer Science

    Mac and OpenGL evangelist.

  7. #7
    Registered User Frobozz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    546
    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteghost
    i didn't know you had to use that many fan to keep it cool
    You generally don't as far as I can tell. I've heard of the Sempron 2800 running at 24C on full load. The AthlonXP I have is known to run hot though. Figures anything with XP in it won't be that great.

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. questions on multiple thread programming
    By lehe in forum C Programming
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-27-2009, 07:44 AM
  2. Upgrading my old CPU (for another old one!)
    By foxman in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 01-11-2008, 04:41 PM
  3. CPU temps
    By ober in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 08-04-2005, 06:30 AM
  4. cpu temps
    By metsman20 in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-28-2004, 11:46 PM
  5. CPU Temps
    By RoD in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 04-19-2004, 02:42 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21