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Are my temperatures safe?

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January 28, 2013 5:01:12 PM

First off, let me state that I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to these matters, so I figured I would ask people that were.

I just built this computer back in summer and am not sure/worried about my temperatures. I'll try to be as specific as I can be.


At first I was just using the MOBO temp gauge to make guesses about things, but was still curious so I got SpeedFan to monitor it. I'm not too sure how to change/edit the fanspeeds, so monitoring is the only thing I have been using it for.

When I played League Of Legends, the temps were all normal. Either had the Blue down arrow or the Green checkmark.

When I play Path Of Exile the GPU is reading in the mid 60's-low to mid 70's. Temp 1 (which I assume is the motherboard) varies. Most of the time it is in the low/mid 40s, but sometimes gets in the 50s or close to 60. Temps 2 and 3 confuse me because I don't know what each of them is, though I know one has to be the CPU temp. Regardless, Temp 2 and 3 tend to stay in the high 30s/low 40s. I don't monitor them often due to my confusion of knowing what they are. Cores 0-3 while playing are usually in the mid/high 40s sometimes low 50s.

In the past when I've played Diablo 3 or CS:GO I've noticed that the temp gauge on my motherboard is reading in the low/mid 60s and this doesn't make me feel too good. Also when I play CS:GO my GPU reads that it is constantly in the mid 70s.

Idle temps are usually as follows.

GPU: Can be anywhere from 38 (36 if I'm lucky) to the mid 40s (high 40s rarely)
MOBO: Usually high 30s, sometimes mid, but also can be in the low to mid 40s.
Temp2 (?): 36-high 30s
Temp3 (?): 37-40
HD: 27-31

Even just running a video call on Skype puts my MOBO in the low 50s sometimes, and the cores in the high 40s. That, to me, seems odd.

Any other info that's needed, just ask and I'll do my best to be direct haha. Just trying to see where I'm at in relation to safety. Thanks!

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January 28, 2013 11:51:07 PM

Temperatures up to 50 - 55 degree C are normal under heavy load.
Anything below that is not a reason to worry.

Also many people get in to a habit of constant monitoring of the CPU, leaving aside the primary work.

Don't check it too often. Checking it once in a month is fine.