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July 15, 2009 1:03:26 AM

Hi!
I have my Intel e7400 running at 4,0Ghz, FSB: 1550Mhz, CPU volt: 1.4
Idle temp is around 50C
When i play GTA 4 the cpu temp is at 82C and the core temps at 62C
is that to hot?
(i used speedfan to check te temp)

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July 15, 2009 1:59:50 AM

Ignore Speedfan. What cooler are you using?

Use RealTemp or CoreTemp. If core temps are 62C according to them, you are fine. The stock cooler at stock clock will hold that cpu to 50C +/- 2C running Prime95 in a cool case. Dunno how hard the game is pushing yours, but you aren't close to stock clock.
July 15, 2009 2:51:20 AM

Download real temp. And see what it says.

I was told that my e7200 was classified hot at 75 C. I was running it at 3.8 with stock cooler and under prime95 was getting temps of 88 C and up. Got a new cooler and temps dropped about 25 degrees under load.
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July 15, 2009 12:21:14 PM

Twoboxer said:
Ignore Speedfan. What cooler are you using?

Use RealTemp or CoreTemp. If core temps are 62C according to them, you are fine. The stock cooler at stock clock will hold that cpu to 50C +/- 2C running Prime95 in a cool case. Dunno how hard the game is pushing yours, but you aren't close to stock clock.


My cooler is a Noctua NH-U12P
I used real temp and both cores was at 40C idle and core 0 at 52C and core 1 at 56C max when i played GTA 4
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July 15, 2009 7:55:17 PM

Those temps are OK considering your OC.

Download Prime95 and run 30 minutes and you will find your max temp given whatever your room temp is at that time. Under 70C would be OK.

If you aren't under 70C, you can try to re-seat your heatsink/fan using thermal paste correctly.

And you could try to get hot air OUT of your case a little better. One way to see if this is the problem is to run Prime95 with the case open (side off).
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July 15, 2009 10:48:39 PM

Read his Realtemp temperatures.

And ask yourself if its real or if its Mem . . . er, Speedfan.
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July 16, 2009 10:54:11 AM

Looking at your cooler and core temps, you are doing just fine.
+1 To using prime95's blend test to check for stability and your max core temps.
Anything over 70°c should be a red flag and you should lower your vCore/overclock accordingly.
July 16, 2009 2:32:31 PM

I have always noticed CPU's tend to start to act squirrely after 65C just something to keep in mind but otherwise your voltage of 1.4v is not bad.
July 20, 2009 2:57:28 PM

Ok, i ran Prime95 but my pc froze after 5min
Why did it freeze?
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July 20, 2009 3:25:46 PM

It could be many things.
Most likely, it is an unstable overclock (either the RAM or CPU) or it is overheating.

What temps were you seeing before your system crashed?
What does the rest of your system look like?
Include any overclocks and your PSU brand, wattage and +12v amperage.
July 20, 2009 3:39:22 PM

outlw6669 said:
It could be many things.
Most likely, it is an unstable overclock (either the RAM or CPU) or it is overheating.

What temps were you seeing before your system crashed?
What does the rest of your system look like?
Include any overclocks and your PSU brand, wattage and +12v amperage.

core temps were 49C i think
my system is: motherboard ASUS P5N-D, 4GB DDR 2 ram, graphics card ATI RADEON HD 4870 1GB
My PSU is a Corsair 550W +12v amperage is 41 i think
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