Temperature

Hello everyone,

I have an Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 CPU in my desktop PC, and I have been reading very odd temperatures since the day I got it.

At stock speeds, room temperature 19c (during the winter) the CPU reached temps of 71/6x/6x/6x with the stock cooler, so I decided to get a better heatsink: the Scythe Infinity Mugen with backplate.

My temperatures were below 60c when I had the heatsink seated. Still too high, but I was ok with it.

Now it is summer, and the room temperature is about 30c, the temperatures have reached 80/71/72/70 today during a burn test (!!). The Mugen is well seated, so that shouldn't be an issue.

Are my temperature sensors broken? Or can anyone tell me what is going on?

Thanks,
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  1. what program are you using to monitor the temps?
  2. Speedfan,Realtemp,Coretemp and Everest, all same readings.
  3. Is it the Scythe Infinity Mugen 2? If so, I would check my thermal compound. There is a poster over at techPowerup that has a 920 at 4.2 ghz with that cooler.
  4. I also think it should be running cooler. This is a common topic for the Northern regions this time of year. (PS not a result of global warming)
    Just some other points.

    (1) For a Room temp of 19C you were still Hot at 60C. Your temp differential is about correct. That is if you were seeing 60s with a room temp of 19 C, then an increase in room temp of 10 C will result in an increase of 1.5 to 2 x that change (75 ->80). It is not a linear ratio as "warm" air has less cooling ability than "Cool" air.
  5. So I gues my sensors are broken, is that possible?
    Btw, my 9800GT is now showing idle temperatures of 55, which were its former load temperatures.
  6. I think the problem is bad air flow. My Q6600 as idle temp of 55/55/52/22 and on normal gaming(any game) 65/65/65/65 and full load around 68 or69. Earlier due to bad air flow it touched 77 on full load. Maybe the problem is due to lack of airflow.
  7. teja92 said:
    I think the problem is bad air flow. My Q6600 as idle temp of 55/55/52/22 and on normal gaming(any game) 65/65/65/65 and full load around 68 or69. Earlier due to bad air flow it touched 77 on full load. Maybe the problem is due to lack of airflow.


    I don't think a PC should run on 71c with a room temperature of 19c, even with a crappy airflow.
    I think it would touch around 90c with the stock cooler right now.
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