70 Celsius too high under full load? Tags: CPUs Motherboards Last response: August 4, 2009 6:55 PM in CPUs Share ewibolo August 4, 2009 4:59:07 PM Hello, I have an asus motherboard w/ a core 2 duo 3ghz. Idle temps for cpu= 41 C idle temp for mobo= 32 C CPU under full load (prime95) = 70 C Under full load, motherboard stays same, but the cpu goes up to 70 C. is that normal? I have arctic silver applied with the stock heatsink/fan. Thanks for any input More about : celsius high full load | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove jsc CPUs Master Motherboard Master August 4, 2009 5:29:45 PM E8400? I regard 70 C. as right on the edge of "too high". OTOH, there's little in the line of real world applications that will load both cores 100% and drive the temps up. Having said that, do not OC until you have better cooling. For an excellent (though a little complex) thread on thermal management: Core 2 Quad and Duo Temperature Guide http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/221745-29-core-quad-t... | Report abuse ewibolo August 4, 2009 5:37:33 PM yes, it is an e8400 Also, would it be normal to receive different temps on a different mobo? I had this processor installed on a different motherboard, and it was about 10 degrees cooler with the same heatsink/fan. Thanks for the quick response, by the way | Report abuse jimishtar CPUs Expert August 4, 2009 5:56:36 PM what do u use to see the temps? check again with everest. | Report abuse Related ressources 79-80 Celsius Under Load Overlocked With Water Cooling? - Forum GTS 250 100 celsius under load - Forum AMD FX-8350 45Degrees celsius Idle temps, high ? - Forum 7950 running at 100+ c Under full load - Forum Pentium temp under load too high ? - Forum Ask the community Publish ewibolo August 4, 2009 6:26:03 PM everest gives the same reading as asus probe. | Report abuse saint19 CPUs Master Motherboard Master August 4, 2009 6:47:41 PM ewibolo said:Hello, I have an asus motherboard w/ a core 2 duo 3ghz. Idle temps for cpu= 41 C idle temp for mobo= 32 C CPU under full load (prime95) = 70 C Under full load, motherboard stays same, but the cpu goes up to 70 C. is that normal? I have arctic silver applied with the stock heatsink/fan. Thanks for any input ------------------------------------ IMO is good, the problem coul be if the temp of the processor is more that 100, but inclusive mt 955 with oc @ 3.8GHz stay in under 80. | Report abuse gamerk316 CPUs Authority Motherboard Expert August 4, 2009 6:55:46 PM I view 70C as my upper limit, with 65C being more reasonable. And again, only for short spurts. I'd look to improve your cooling a little bit. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>70 Celsius too high under full load?> Related ressources: ForumIs 70 degrees Celsius too high for i7 3770k? ForumAthlon X2 5000+ Black Edition Running at 70 + under full load !?? ForumKeeping it under 70 C Full Load decent? ForumTemperature reach 80 degree celsius when playing battlefield 3 Forum70 celsius 6600 gt ForumCPU Temp under load too high ? ForumGTX560 - 95 Celsius under load ForumMSI R7950 80 degrees celsius under load ? ForumI7 load temps = 75° on 1.275v - too high ? ForumSystem rebooting under load ForumAMD HD 6870 Temp. 160 degree celsius , Overheating ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question ForumQ6600 high idle & load temps help please ForumUsing two CPUs to its full potential? ForumHigh end UPS for home destop? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !