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CPU Temp Hitting up to and above 70 degrees!

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May 16, 2014 1:49:12 AM

Hi All,

I have a small issue and was wondering whether anyone else also has this issue and or whether this is normal......

I live in the UK.... I have a new setup about a week old now...
Spec:

Intel i7 4770k Socket 1150
Asus Maximus Hero (Socket 1150)
Zalman CNPS14X (Cpu Cooler)
2 x 8gb GSkill Trident Ram (2400mhz)
128GB SSD
2TB HDD
750W Corsair PSU
GTX 780ti Evga Classified ACX 3GB
Vaporise V8 Black Gaming Case

Now the case itself has two fans at the front located under the CD/DVD drive, one above the other sort of taking air in.

I have no other extra fans for cooling that's how I have it set up at the moment, the cpu cooler has it's own fan, the build on a whole is moderately quiet.

When gaming the fan speeds increasing can be heard, but nothing major, loud or unbearable.

The issue I'm facing is that when i first built the machine I had no issues, on idle the cpu temp would gracefully stay at between 29-35 degrees Celsius, and at gaming the highest I saw was 59-60 degrees.

However for some reason I had not touched my machine for two days being busy with work etc............... when I switched on my machine yesterday on start-up bearing in mind it had been off for two days: the cpu was running at 41-50 degrees, and that's without applications open.

So I gamed for a few hours and the computer was running at 70 degrees I think the highest I saw was 75 degrees (gaming). Just browsing etc it was still in 40 and above, I think the lowest I saw was 39 degrees for a few seconds.

Is this normal?? Should I worry?

By the way i think yesterday was the warmest it's been where I live............ outside temperature was around 21 degrees. I'd say my room temp would've been about the same if not a few degrees warmer.

P.S the fans were constantly sounding as though they were under load.... All the fans are working fine...

I didn't know whether a virus could cause my machine to be under load etc, just for peace of mind i ran scans etc, to make sure no viruses were using up background services apps etc.

Please someone Help!

Thank you in advance, and apologies for the essay!








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May 16, 2014 2:56:16 AM

Take a look at your task manager and go to performance & see what your cores are doing. Also look at the process tab and see if anything looks suspicious.
-Bruce
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May 27, 2014 11:13:11 AM

Its a little warm but with Haswell CPUs and ivy alike anything 80C and above will decrease its operating life a lot more and it may run unstable at heavy loads. As long as you stay under 80c while gaming I wouldn't worry too much!

*EDIT - If you are worried, however, I would buy a couple of coarsair AF series case fans if they fit. They should better your temps by a bit at least!
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June 4, 2014 12:29:35 PM

dish_moose said:
Take a look at your task manager and go to performance & see what your cores are doing. Also look at the process tab and see if anything looks suspicious.
-Bruce


Apologies for the late reply, I havent been able to use my machine, Thanks for the reply!

I did check the processes etc, I could find nothing after tyresomely searching I eventually found it: it was indeed a virus which was stuck in my msconfig services and startup: 'packer.exe' and 'SystemUpdatekb70007', after disabling them and rebooting my machine instantly the temps fell back to 30-35 degrees idle :) 

But thank you for your reply I have marked it as a solution.

Regards,

asmiah
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June 4, 2014 12:34:25 PM

FIABLASTA said:
Its a little warm but with Haswell CPUs and ivy alike anything 80C and above will decrease its operating life a lot more and it may run unstable at heavy loads. As long as you stay under 80c while gaming I wouldn't worry too much!

*EDIT - If you are worried, however, I would buy a couple of coarsair AF series case fans if they fit. They should better your temps by a bit at least!


Thanks for the reply.... I bought some AF series fans and set one up as an exhaust to the back panel, what are acceptable or normal gpu temps?? I noticed mine idling at 27 degrees with 40% fan speed and hitting up to about 75 degrees gaming, would gaming at such temps damage my gpu or is that normal?

Thank you!
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June 6, 2014 4:57:41 PM

i would not be worried about 75C- tell us what fan speeds are at that temp. If they are not near max, I would change them to speed up more - I've used MSI afterburner for years to set my fan profile - great program.
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June 16, 2014 4:59:47 PM

asmiah said:
FIABLASTA said:
Its a little warm but with Haswell CPUs and ivy alike anything 80C and above will decrease its operating life a lot more and it may run unstable at heavy loads. As long as you stay under 80c while gaming I wouldn't worry too much!

*EDIT - If you are worried, however, I would buy a couple of coarsair AF series case fans if they fit. They should better your temps by a bit at least!


Thanks for the reply.... I bought some AF series fans and set one up as an exhaust to the back panel, what are acceptable or normal gpu temps?? I noticed mine idling at 27 degrees with 40% fan speed and hitting up to about 75 degrees gaming, would gaming at such temps damage my gpu or is that normal?

Thank you!


Sorry for very late reply! But yes those GPU temps are very acceptable! Generally with GPU's, anything 80C or under is considered safe! But they are on the warmer side. How much airflow do you have into your GPU? What is the exact model of your GPU?

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