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How hot does your CPU get?
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21481 posts
This isn't a pissing contest over who has the best cooler, or who can fry the most eggs on their CPU. It's a fun little test to see what kind of temperature ranges there are among different PC's, laptops, etc. Not using this data for research or anything so feel free to say you hit over 9000kelvin for all I care.

Open Hardware Monitor (feel free to use your favourite app)

Prime95 v27.9 Run this bizniss and use the torture test, set it to MAXIMUM HEAT!!! Just run it for a couple of minutes, this isn't a stability test thread.

New laptop:
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm190/pointyfork/qgl/maxtemp_zps79a68777.png

Macbook Pro
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm190/pointyfork/qgl/macbook_zpsd550f898.png

PC
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm190/pointyfork/qgl/pcslaw_zps43f98eba.png
08:07am 02/03/13 Permalink
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ElDubya
Brisbane, Queensland
588 posts
It's a fun little test


Said no-one, ever ....
08:21am 02/03/13 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
35257 posts
78 degrees on my core duo after about 5 minutes

that seemed about as hot as it was gonna get;

i got some after market cooler, but its probably thickly coated in dust atm. (i cleaned it at the start of summer, but my box sucks up dust)
08:25am 02/03/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21482 posts
Said no-one, ever ....

congrats man, 1990 called, they want their catchphrase back.
08:31am 02/03/13 Permalink
kos
Germany
2556 posts
congrats man, 1990 called, they want their catchphrase back.

You're out of the loop, man. "Said no one, ever" is the Not! of the 2010s!
08:49am 02/03/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21484 posts
I'm so far in the loop, I AM the loop. I'm the loopiest son'b**** that ever dun looped.

less f*****ry catch phrases, more CPU frying, losers.
08:54am 02/03/13 Permalink
t
Brisbane, Queensland
235 posts
Pin modded, undervolted T8600 C2D laptop: idle 35-40, 100% load 50-55.
08:58am 02/03/13 Permalink
kos
Germany
2557 posts
I'm so far in the loop, I AM the loop. I'm the loopiest son'b**** that ever dun looped.

Sounds like, somebody's living in the past. Contemporise, man!
http://i50.tinypic.com/1zqzkfl.png
09:01am 02/03/13 Permalink
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
8652 posts
i7 3770k runs at 35 degrees on idle, 40-45 when running a game.
09:49am 02/03/13 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3824 posts
http://i.imgur.com/IboIPYi.jpg

After ten minutes of torture, stock cooler which I haven't bothered to change out. Never heard all of my fans go that fast though, thought it was going to take off.
09:50am 02/03/13 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
3795 posts
so my little i52500 with a all-in-one water cooler, 50.5c max,

I know on my stock cooler it wasn't uncommon to see 70c
10:02am 02/03/13 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
3289 posts
Overclocked i5 at 4 ghz runs around 60-70 when stress tested. Gonna try for 4.5 and see if its stable.

Not running the stock cool tho.
10:28am 02/03/13 Permalink
Ickus
Perth, Western Australia
334 posts
I don't think I have ever seen my i7-2600K go over about 65.

My 570 GPU regularly sits between 75-85 when its heavily used.

Everything is stock.
12:44pm 02/03/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9960 posts
Once a year i get the back off the comp and clear out the dust.
CPU fan and Video fan always have a lot of dust.
If youn arent regulary cleaning your fans then your chips are always going to be running hotter than they should be, shortening their lives.

12:50pm 02/03/13 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3825 posts
Every six months for me, and I vacuum every second day and have filters, still gets in O.o
01:51pm 02/03/13 Permalink
Jayman
Brisbane, Queensland
815 posts
Interesting the CPU sensor on the motherboard and the temperatures section under the actual CPU, are different in Open Hardware Monitor. CPU section shows it higher under load. I'll take the highest values.

i5-3570k @ 4.6 with a H100 all in one cooler (fan set at medium).

Idle = 33, normally below 30 when i have the ac on.
Load = 75 atm with no ac running torture on p95.

Macbook pro is a 2.3gig i5 and the same as yours, gets really hot if you maxing the CPU. Not uncommon to creep up to 95-98 if encoding or the like. Playing HD rip normally has it to 70-75 and general web surfing ~50-55.
01:54pm 02/03/13 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2340 posts
ive got my i7 930 getting up to about 65-75 daily when i play games and when encoding video or prime 95 will hit ~85.. Ive had it running like this, stable, since i7 930s came out.

idle is about 40-45
01:56pm 02/03/13 Permalink
FraktuRe
Gold Coast, Queensland
4448 posts
One time coming back from a lan my cooler came a little loose and lost direct contact with the CPU - by the time I noticed it was running at 110c. It got pretty heat damaged and never ran as fast after that :(
02:07pm 02/03/13 Permalink
bepatient
Melbourne, Victoria
1164 posts
I got an i7 2600k (3400) overclocked to ~4430 with aftermarker HSF. Super stable and have been running to this way for at least a year now.

Maxed at 100% for just shy of 10 mins. Its hotter than I like - but realistically it never gets near this.

http://i.imgur.com/zgOn3uU.png
02:43pm 02/03/13 Permalink
HerbalLizard
Brisbane, Queensland
5734 posts
The E5645 barely gets above 40c
The i5 gets to about 56c tops
02:48pm 02/03/13 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
10497 posts
after 1hr of solid gaming
http://i.imgur.com/9DYC7aS.jpg
02:58pm 02/03/13 Permalink
Trauma
Melbourne, Victoria
3127 posts
Idle in the low 40's, load in the low 60's. Stock cooler, i5 2500K no overclock, mild dust.
03:07pm 02/03/13 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3827 posts
Gaming it gets to about 50'c so only ten more above that with all cores at a sustained 100% isn't too bad for stock cooler and a couple of usually very quiet case fans, sitting on a perch under the desk.
04:32pm 02/03/13 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
22327 posts
Ummmmm

http://i.imgur.com/LlRpz02.jpg

And in the time I have posted this it has gone up to 100 degrees C. It's a stock cooler. Do I have a problem?

I better check it for dust.
06:38pm 02/03/13 Permalink
skythra
Brisbane, Queensland
6441 posts
Interesting the CPU sensor on the motherboard and the temperatures section under the actual CPU, are different in Open Hardware Monitor.

This should be true in any monitor. The motherboard has a sensor on the motherboard under the cpu, the cpu has 1 generic sensor and 1 sensor per logical core.

Of course the temp will be higher inside the CPU than outside the CPU
07:04pm 02/03/13 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3828 posts
Is the heatsink hot to touch fpot? I'd be removing it, cleaning it and reapplying goop myself.
07:10pm 02/03/13 Permalink
koopz
Brisbane, Queensland
9923 posts
Do I have a problem?


there's just too many answers to that question ;)


seriously though, considering you've got an ATi 7900 sitting right underneath your CPU you might want to invest into some more cooling


*edit* Intel 2700K here. never goes over 75
07:21pm 02/03/13 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
3292 posts
Getting up towards 100 degrees is dangerous. Depending on how adventurous you are, installing a decent CPU fan might be worth your while. But yeah check dust and thermal paste first.

Also check case fans are circulating air through the case properly.
07:21pm 02/03/13 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
22328 posts
Okay just grabbed 4 120mm fans from dealextreme and I am going to check the thermal paste right now.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention whoop.

edit: I checked for dust and it was fine
08:25pm 02/03/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21487 posts
should have asked me fpot, I just threw out a bunch of working computer fans. :(
10:51pm 02/03/13 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
22334 posts
They were like 4 bucks each but thanks anyway.

Sif you'd throw stuff out.
11:06pm 02/03/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21488 posts
I'm having a massive cleanout. Throwing out heaps of s***, other s*** up on gumtree. Sick of having crap laying around that I "might need one day".
11:15pm 02/03/13 Permalink
mental
Brisbane, Queensland
3830 posts
I do that sometimes, and then that day comes :(
11:17pm 02/03/13 Permalink
Mitch
Western Australia
540 posts
i5 2500k @ 4.4ghz hits about 62 under load ( non stock cooler )
11:22pm 02/03/13 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21489 posts
I do that sometimes, and then that day comes :(

It's all useless junk now though. Bits of old car parts for cars I no longer own, old computer crap like EDO ram! I've even got a 100 meg IDE hard drive ffs.
12:43pm 03/03/13 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
22342 posts
So interesting development. I did a stress test of my video card (Radeon 7970) on its default settings (clockspeed 925Mhz memory 1375Mhz) and the temperature maxed out at 50 degrees C. So I overclocked it as high as the settings would allow (1125Mhz/1575Mhz) and stress tested and the temperature maxed out at 71 degrees C. From my googling that's a perfectly fine temperature for a GPU to run at so yay for that at least. It might be even lower when I get my extra fans.
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Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
21491 posts
I must have s*** power here or something because I generally can't overclock much passed stock. Yet if I give my brother the computer to use at his place, he can overclock the s*** out of everything and have it run stable. Unless he ups the voltage to silly levels (which I don't do).
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