hey guys sorry if this is in the wrong section but i couldn't really see one for my question
my current cpu intel quad core Q8600 2.66ghz .... is running at a temperature of 48 degrees doin simple tasks like internet and word processing... but im a modeller and a game modder using the unreal engine ... i recently made a very intense lighting map that maxed all 4 cores out for around 8 minutes to create the lighting ... during this time my cpu reached around 78 degrees in temperature ... my question is ... is that dangerously high do i need a new cooling fan or is that normal ? thanks for any help u can give and cookies for the best answer! lol
Standard Ambient is 22c which is 71.6f. Regardless, the proper method to test your temperatures is to run Prime95 Small FFT's for 10 minutes with all fans at 100% RPM. To learn more about temperatures, just click on the link in my signature.
Your "mean" or average Core temperature is 67c, which would normalize to 71c @ 22c Standard Ambient, so yes, I agree with you that you're OK for now. However, before the summer months, you'll need a high-end air cooler, unless you plan to overclock, in which case you'll need one before you OC.