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I7 3820 temperature questions

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November 14, 2012 12:12:56 AM

Hey Guys.
I just built my first computer (using an Intel i7 3820) and I have a few questions.

First of all, what is the best software for monitoring CPU temperatures? I'm currently using Fan Xpert+ (It came with the ASUS motherboard I Got). I gave SpeedFan a go but I was getting conflicting readings. Is there anything better/ more accurate out there? Also if there is, can i alter the fan speed if I feel like it?

Secondly, how hot should my CPU be when Idle. I'm currently getting between about 25 degrees (give or take a few degrees depending on ambient my room temperature). And what is the max temperature my CPU can reach before it gets dangerous?

I'm currently using stock settings on everything however I intend to overclock sooner or later.

Thanks for any help i can get :D 
a b à CPUs
November 14, 2012 10:26:38 AM

66.8 is the average.

The CPU will last up to 100 degrees before it shuts off and still then it wont be damaged.
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November 14, 2012 10:46:53 AM

I would use Core Temp, I find it to be the best software for checking temps.
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a b à CPUs
November 14, 2012 12:31:53 PM

core temp or even real temp
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a b à CPUs
November 14, 2012 12:37:58 PM

Difference between Tcase and Tj
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http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/cs-033342.ht...

Discussion on Tj and Tcase at anandtech
http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2250147&pa...

SB and IB both start to throttle down around 95 C (individual core temps)
Myself I do not like to go above 70C when runing an intense application. Fot Prime95 which will genetally run hotter my max would be 80C. prime85 will often hit close to 80->85 C with the stock (junk) intel HSF.

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