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- Gary Kendall
July 1, 2005, 5:33 pm
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anyhow, I thought that CPU temp should be around 150 F right now mine is
ranging between 150 F and 160 F with the case side on, and 130 F - 145 F
with the side off. I would like to keep the case on, do you all think this
is an acceptable temp? Please let me know
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Re: CPU Temps
Yes, 160F (71C) is too hot for stable operation with "some"
CPU specimens and if it is an idle temp, would rise further
at full load.
I don't recommend leaving the case open though, as this can
(and does with some cases) cause other parts to overheat.
FIx the problem- whether it be case intake and exhaust rate,
a poor CPU heatsink, incorrect heatsink installation, or a
hostile ambient/room temp that needs air-conditioning.
Re: CPU Temps
It's a little on the high side, 150F equates to 65.6C and most Intel
processors are rated for the 68-69C range - more details would be useful.
Whilst you are definitely in danger of going over the limit, if this 160C
is a busy system I wouldn't anticipate any problems (assuming your readings
are accurate) since there is a little leeway built in.
I would make some effort to get it down though. If this is a self built
system I'd say straight away to look at the thermal transfer compound:
unless it's already applied to the heatsink for them almost no home builder
gets this right - it's either missing completely or there's way too much
applied. The only thing it's there for is to eliminate any air gap - once
this is done less is more. When applying put a little on the heatsink and
scrape most of it away with a credit card - you want a very thin, _almost_
see-through area all over the contact point with the chip. Doing this
properly can in itself give a 5-10C reduction in chip temperature.
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