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 jsc a c 172 à CPUs a c 156 V Motherboard 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... m 0 l 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 m 0 l Related resources is around 98 degree celsius too high for full load oc? - Forum Is 70 degrees Celsius too high for i7 3770k? - Forum 340 Celsius under full load....? - Forum my vcore is too high at full load - Forum FX-8350 (oc'ed4.5Ghz) temp 36C idle and 58C full load too high? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jimishtar a b à CPUs August 4, 2009 5:56:36 PM what do u use to see the temps? check again with everest. m 0 l ewibolo August 4, 2009 6:26:03 PM everest gives the same reading as asus probe. m 0 l saint19 a c 161 à CPUs a c 302 V Motherboard 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. m 0 l gamerk316 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCPU temps too high idle and under load? ( i7950) Forum SolvedGTX 670 - 50 Degrees Celsius (no load) full fan Forum AMD 64 X2 6000+ Operating 65C-70C under full load Forum Athlon X2 5000+ Black Edition Running at 70+ under full load!?? Forum SolvedCan my cooler keep an i5 4570 3.2 GHz under 65-70 degrees Celsius? Forum Keeping it under 70C Full Load decent? Forum SolvedNorthbridge temps reaching 60 celsius under load. Is this safe? Forum SolvedCPu 206 Celsius under load which makes it think its over heating and cause throttle. Forum CPU is under clocking at full load without reaching high temps Forum Solvedi5 3470 getting up to 90 degrees Celsius under load. Forum 83 celsius at full load with 4.1GHz OC'ed Athlon 750K? Forum Is 85c too high under load? (Radeon 7950) Forum APU at 33 Degrees Celsius under Load?! Forum SolvedMSI R7950 80 degrees celsius under load? Forum 3770k Temp: Idles at around 60 and full load at a max of 69 degrees celsius Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !