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December 27, 2005 12:56:33 AM

OK..

anything under 55 is OK.. around 60 start to worry, but if it is stable, probably a bad reading

If it crash, don't ask ! Give it air. Open case, check if fan is running.. Have airflow thru the case.

remember, HDD, video card, motherboard do have heat too.. that they put inside the case.

Normal body heat for human..:37 degrees

If you CPU idle at 29, don't worry and get a life.

That I hope will help to clear some worries..

If you have some, then post. But please, post your specs... And your temps too.

If you tell me your CPU is overheating, but no specs or anything, then I'll tell you what you want to hear.. or is it??


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December 27, 2005 1:00:13 AM

For me, I don't start paying attention till it hits 70C.
Throttling won't start with Prescotts till you hit 80C.
So I doubt any harm will occur if you stay under 80C, and keeping it under 70C isn't to hard.
December 27, 2005 1:02:07 AM

Hummm, you are more paranoia than I am.. I don't care until it crash...
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December 27, 2005 1:03:36 AM

:lol:  Actually, at 83C I was testing to see throttling effects, and it ran with no errors, but boy, was the cooler putting off some heat!
December 27, 2005 1:06:34 AM

how do you measure temperature of cpu?
December 27, 2005 1:08:34 AM

I was using Motherboard Manager 5, but you can also use an external temp probe if you need accuracy to within a degree, since bios can be off a degree or so, but that correction should be consitant.
December 27, 2005 1:19:46 AM

I don't know if at 83 degrees, using your finger is a good idea..?

Since my CPU don't go that high, would you try it for me??? :twisted:

You should know that water boil at 100 degrees Celcius...
December 27, 2005 1:24:05 AM

WTF I'm not a temperature freak... I just don't want my CPU to die within the next 10 years... lol. :lol: 
December 27, 2005 1:26:09 AM

Great! So, you still be using outdated slow CPU in 9 years.. killing a CPU is a good way toward upgrading to something new...
December 27, 2005 2:18:12 AM

I'll still be in college by then, and will have racked up 8 years of tuition debt, rofl. Last thing I'd be spending on is a CPU upgrade, but maybe things will turn out for the better. :D 
December 27, 2005 3:24:10 AM

If you have 8 years of tuition spending less than $1000 to replace your ten year old computer will hardly be catastrophic. Besides the improvement, whether in productivity or simply just usability, you get in a system after 10 years will well well worth the cost.

CPUs are designed to handle a temperature range without premature failure. Temperatures of an air cooled system under load around 40 or 50 degrees are completely within spec. I got the impression from one post that the person was expecting operating temperatures of 30 degrees. While watching the computer idling is nice, I tend to want to do something with it. Even if you are overly concerned, you don't need to fret until levels reach well into the 60s, and thats only if its there for prolonged periods.

Here are some guideline temperatures. Permanent damage won't occur until you are well past these points.

http://www.pantherproducts.co.uk/Articles/CPU/CPU%20Temperatures.shtml
December 27, 2005 8:25:42 PM

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While watching the computer idling is nice, I tend to want to do something with it.



I'm pretty sure that 90% of those who buy expensive computer only do 2 things...

run benchmark..
check temp..

Or rather 3 ...
Post about temp or benchmark in forum...
December 27, 2005 10:59:43 PM

Yes. I'd have to say for the first week or so that's all we do. :D  But don't forget that we spent all that money so we could play the latest games at full quality and get like a gazillion FPS while doing so. And since that is our ultimate goal, we'd like to make sure that the money we spent doesn't just BURN. Also, I believe most of the posters are first time n00b builders who want to make sure they haven't messed the hell up. Thank you.
December 27, 2005 11:05:42 PM

It's my fifth year here at TGforumz, and I can tell you that I've seen thing done by noob that you cannot imagine.

Often, noob come here all excited and hyperactive about posting their first post.. and most of the time, they screw up.. And, as I do for everyone that screwup (ask rugger) I make fun of them.. because I know someone will make fun of me if I screw up..
December 27, 2005 11:50:00 PM

Newbie here. I have a question re: SpeedFan. I've already got a new board and chip coming anyway (AsusA8V and AMD64X2 3800+), but I can't stand a problem I cannot solve.

I know my mobo is going bad on me (suspect latent northbridge failures) since the system will restart when putting any kind of load on it. I d/l'd speedfan after lurking here, and when I did, my temp readings are as follows.

Temp1: 59 <-- I know this is my system temp from Giga-byte's EasyTune
Temp2: 53 <-- I know this is my CPU temp from Giga-byte's EasyTune
Temp3: 82(!) <-- What is this temp pulling from? I know it isn't the 2 HDs since they're separate temp listings (about 33C)

AMD XP 2400+ Thoroughbred
Giga-byte 7vrxp (1.1 rev)
1GB GeiL PC2700DDR
Radeon 9800 PRO

Thanks in advance all!!
December 28, 2005 12:10:56 AM

The only time I saw a system temp of 59c, the guy had it set up on his heat register. The legs crumbled!!
Try opening the side panel, and see what happens.
You are probably getting one system temp, one from below the cpu, and one inside the chip. I think you have a calabration problem.
December 28, 2005 12:24:40 AM

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The only time I saw a system temp of 59c, the guy had it set up on his heat register. The legs crumbled!!
Try opening the side panel, and see what happens.
You are probably getting one system temp, one from below the cpu, and one inside the chip. I think you have a calabration problem.


It made some difference.. not a lot though

System: 54
CPU: 47
Temp3: 81 <-- Still don't know what this one is ..

The other thing I'm noticing though is that my negative voltages are WAY off.. -12V reads a mean of -4 and -5V reads a mean of -2.. And this is a brand new PS as well..

EDIT: I just d/l'd MBM5 and compared it .. I'm showing a systemp of 54, a CPU temp of 47, and a temp3 of 0 meaning the 81 is probably a miscal as you said ..

In addition, the negative voltages are still WAY off .. -12 shows a mean of -9.1V and the -5 shows (0.0V) either a dead short or no reading..
December 28, 2005 11:53:08 PM

negatives voltages are not used anymore with modern computer. So, they are often mismonitored.
December 29, 2005 12:09:01 AM

Wow ... this thread makes me hot ... :p 
December 29, 2005 12:10:44 AM

buy my house and come play in the snow.. you'Ll cool down, believe me...
December 29, 2005 1:28:48 AM

Well, just installed the new mobo and CPU .. It was obviously something on the board as I said ..

Asus A8V and 3800+ X2 installed ..

New Temps:
26C <-- System
38C <-- CPU

I have no problem with those ...
December 29, 2005 1:31:04 AM

I don't either..
December 29, 2005 1:52:55 AM

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buy my house and come play in the snow.. you'Ll cool down, believe me...


On one condition, you let me bring my skates for a game of pond hockey .. :lol: 
December 29, 2005 2:02:42 AM

quick question... will a comp automatically turn off BEFORE overheating actually does damage to your comp? or is this a setting in bios or somewhere u must set manually? (chaintech vnf3 socket 754)
December 29, 2005 2:21:56 AM

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buy my house and come play in the snow.. you'Ll cool down, believe me...


On one condition, you let me bring my skates for a game of pond hockey .. :lol: 

In front of my house, there is a pond.. big enough for amphibian airplane to land and take off..

We play hockey on it sometime.. we put one goal at each ends.. Usually, no one is able to skate from one goal to the other.. there is 10 benches for the teams to sit, and each teams has 5 lines of players on each benches.. there is a restaurant at the red line and toilet at blue line.. referees dont use whristle..they use pager.. or cell phone to call the play..

Snowbiles are at each end, to bring players at the middle after a goal has been scored... periods has been adjusted to 2, called AM and PM.. evening is for even matches..
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December 29, 2005 3:40:56 AM

My view is this:

If it's not throttling, why worry about the heat? If it's not shutting down due to the heat, why worry? Then again, if I was going to build a gaming rig, I would get a water-cooled system anyway.
December 29, 2005 9:02:31 AM

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buy my house and come play in the snow.. you'Ll cool down, believe me...


that would be cool. I have never seen snow in my life :cry:  :oops:  :? :(  :x
December 29, 2005 4:07:19 PM

Where do you live??? Next to the equator???
December 29, 2005 8:43:13 PM

Quote:
Great! So, you still be using outdated slow CPU in 9 years.. killing a CPU is a good way toward upgrading to something new...


HA HA! True, I often find myself hoping some of my older equipment dies so I can justify the upgrade price to my wife :lol: 
December 29, 2005 8:49:38 PM

I'm sure you noticed that when you want something to fail, it wont. But have something that absolutly don't want to fail make it fail. So, just hope that your old stuff wont die..
But usually old stuff don't want to die ..only newer one.

Nw, you can make it fail. But you'll always have the truth to hide .. You cannot live with that .. Woman can fake an orgasm, but we man cannot fake an accident to our computer ..

So what..

Ask her what is better, upgrading the computer to younger and better one or upgrading the wife to younger and better one ...
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