CPU Heat--how much is too much?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by PowerPost2000, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. My new machine has an A-bit MB that monitirs the heat. the system
    heat is usually around 85-90 degrees F, and the CPU runs between 105
    and 115 F. the emergency shut off is at 185F.

    At what temp should I start to worry?
    PowerPost2000, Dec 21, 2003
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    Stevecam Guest

    When your ceiling tiles start to melt and drop molten plastic on your
    Stevecam, Dec 21, 2003
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    Liz Guest

    The average CPU temperature in idle state is below 50 C (122 F);
    167 degrees F while heavy loading.

    Is the CPU temperature too high
    Liz, Dec 21, 2003
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    Graham Guest

    50C would be ok for idle as long as it stayed under 60C at full load. The
    key is consistently - It doesnt matter if your CPU is at 55C as long as it
    would stay there if you left it on forever - this depends on reducing the
    quantity of hot air in the case.
    Graham, Dec 21, 2003
  5. It was on Sun, 21 Dec 2003 18:50:52 +0000, just as I was halfway through a
    Hmm..I was thinking along the lines of eggs frying on the casing....
    William Poaster, Dec 22, 2003
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