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CPU Temp. Too high?

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May 26, 2014 12:45:54 PM

Hello everyone.
This is my first thread so hopefully, I'm not breaking any rules.
Here's the issue; about two weeks ago I purchased a new computer, and I've been experiencing a few a issues...


MB:AsRock H61M-VG3
8gb DDR3 1333Hz
intel HD Graphics 4000
(Everything stock)
No Overclock

For instance, it decides to reboot every now and then when I'm playing games.
Most common example would be TESkyrim on extremely LOW settings. (def 1920x1080)
I thought it might be the game's fault but today I deiced to take a look at the CPU temp and this happens:

Now, I am quite new to the pc world, but 120 (plus some spikes 120- 150c) doesn't seem very normal to me.
Is this ok? Are the fans working properly? *It spins, but I don't know about the airflow.
Please excuse my ignorance and thank you for your time. :) 

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May 26, 2014 12:58:23 PM

It wouldn't get to 120c. The i7 3770 would throttle and shutdown (via BSOD) long before it would even get close to 120c.

HWInfo is trash, I honestly wouldn't use it for anything. It just scares you with useless garbage stats most of the time anyway. RealTemp is an excellent program however. Your temps look fine by all accounts, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

In short: Your temperatures are completely fine. I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
May 26, 2014 3:50:52 PM

Phew, that's good to hear. Bad readings it is then, I'll use RealTemp from now on.
Thanks Powerbolt.
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May 26, 2014 5:35:02 PM

Einlanzer3 said:
Phew, that's good to hear. Bad readings it is then, I'll use RealTemp from now on.
Thanks Powerbolt.

I can't say for sure where those readings are coming from. It seems to me that there are a few posts every so often with the same deal. Really the only temperature you should worry about pertaining to the CPU are the core temperatures (As is shown to you on a variety of those programs). You'd know it if you were hitting the CPU's thermal limit.

Enjoy. :)