What is a good system temperature?

Sorry I didn't know which category to post this under. This site has helped me out before, but I only just registered. I purchased a gaming PC a few days ago and it displays the temperature on the front, I do not know if this is the CPU temperature or what, but I presume it is the "System" temperature. I was playing Sleeping Dogs and I noticed it reached "40 degrees Celsius" after I played it for an hour. Is this bad? I felt the top of the case and it felt pretty warm. Is this a bad temperature? Should I shut down once this temperature is reached?
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  1. PS My CPU Is an i7 3770k Overclocked @ 3.90 GHz.
  2. It probably the temp inside your case if you open the side you will see where the sensor is placed. Download core temp that will tell you your CPU temp and run a program called prime 95, it will stress test your cpu and you can see (using core temp) how high you actual cpu temp goes. Any temps up to around 70*c are good 70-80*c then you need a better cooler and i would recommend lowering your oc. 80*c and above may and i say may cause damage to your cpu with prolonged use. I have an i5 2500k oc to 4.5GHz, i have an artic freezer pro aftermarket cooler and max temps under load are about 60-65*c
  3. the max temp for a cpu for me is like 60°c and 40 is really good
  4. Okay :D Thanks, I believe it is my case temperature. What is a good "case" temperature if so??
  5. As close to ambient as you can get it
    Moto
  6. Motopsychojdn said:
    As close to ambient as you can get it
    Moto

    By this you mean? Please. I really want an example, like 30 degrees.
  7. Lol, 40C with that OC is perfectly fine, intel CPU's can go double the amount that AMD CPU's can go. The only time you should ever worry about temp with that CPU is if its going above 70C. I'm not sure what the limit on them are but they can get PRETTYYYYY HOOOOOOOT. You have nothing to worry about.
  8. DaedricDave said:
    By this you mean? Please. I really want an example, like 30 degrees.


    Normal ambient temps are anywhere from 26-30C. My house is about that all day long as I LOVE THE COLD.
  9. Okay :D Thanks, I believe it is my case temperature.
    The max temp for a cpu for me is like 60°c and 40 is really good.
  10. DaedricDave said:
    Okay :D Thanks, I believe it is my case temperature. What is a good "case" temperature if so??


    i am running the fx 4100 oc to 4.2 ghz with stock cooler in the case and my case has only one fan on the my cpu's max temp is 50
  11. DaedricDave said:
    By this you mean? Please. I really want an example, like 30 degrees.


    Ambient is room temperature, so if your room temp is 30'c you would like your case air temperature to be around the same,
    the closer it is to ambient, the more heat you are removing with your casefans, its as good as you can get with any set up
    Moto
  12. Thank you guys so much :D I have decided not to worry. Thank you all!
  13. DaedricDave said:
    Thank you guys so much :D I have decided not to worry. Thank you all!


    It's always good to keep an eye on the temps. Unless its getting above the 55C range then I would worry about anything.
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