So hey everyone. Was looking for a forum to answer computer related questions and I came across this one on google so I decided let's give it a wirl.
As my title suggest, I'm not 100% sure about my CPU temperature. I have a Intel Core i7-3770k (4 cores) CPU. When I just boot up my computer and I'm not starting anything my idle temperature is around 35-38 degrees celsius, I think that's normal and good.
The temperatures go up when I'm watching a livestream on Twitch and have it 'onscreen'. So like I'm actually watching it, if it's in another tab it's not to bad. Same goes for YouTube and some games.
When I have Twitch on focus the temperature rises Core 1, 3 & 4 are around 50 - 54 and Core 2 goes to about 54-60 and can sometimes spike to around 60-65 ( I think that was the highest with ONLY a livestream open ). When on YouTube it's around the same, maybe 3-4 degrees less but similar.
Note: The browser I'm using is Chrome at the moment. Not sure if this can cause the issue but I like chrome .
So there's also a few games I play. Mainly modded minecraft, Smite, some steam games, sometimes League of Legends. Those are most of the games I play. Now depending on the game the temperature differs.
So in general, when playing Minecraft the temperature is the higest, mostly around 60+ atleast, sometimes spiking to 70-72 which seems high to me. Other games is near 60ish, it goes up and down but mostly around 60.
Whenever I want to play a game or want to watch the stream, I can't do both. I have to close one or the other, atleast that's what I'm doing as I'm not sure about the temperatures, it seems hot for me but that's mostly because I am never 100% sure what normal temperatures are and when to get worried and stuff like that.
As far as my CPU goes, it's not that old, I had to replace my old cpu earlier this year because of a lightning strike hit the house next to use and caused my computer to break through electricity. Other than that I haven't changed anything to my computer or CPU. No external fan or stuff like that. Earlier this week I did cleane my computer again, opened it up and removed most of the dust that I could reach, which decreased the temperature by 1-3 degrees at max but it's something.
Should I be 'worried' or should I keep my eye on it, CAN I play a game and have a stream in the background like would the temperatures be fine ( I'm assuming temperatures will be around 70 or higher if I do both ) or should I perhaps get a CPU cooler? If it's recommended to get a CPU cooler, is there a good recommendation for CPU coolers?
Anyway thanks in advance everyone, if you need more information please mention it I'm more than happy to provide more information!