I've recently gotten my computer up and running and I've been very happy with it so far. Now that it is up and running, my mind is on retention and taking care of my rig. I've been delving through Google searches for what recommended temperatures are for my GPU and CPU both in idle and under load, but I've found a wide variety of answers which isn't very reassuring. I was hoping you guys could let me know so that I can get a good idea of what I should do next.
CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
GPU: 2x (SLI) EVGA 012-P3-1472-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
It would be great to get info on:
- Recommended idle temperatures for both
- Recommended temperatures under load for both
- Critical temperatures to avoid or that would damage my parts
As extra info, my GPU's are running at 30-40 idle (single monitor) and around 60-70 under load. My CPU is ranging from 35-40 idle and 50-60 under load. General and specific help would be really appreciated. Thanks!