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Normal CPU/GPU temps?


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xOptimus

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Ive built a new quad core gaming pc
it has a 550 psu with a 120 mm fan on it
intel quad core at 2.4ghz with normal heatsink/ fan combo
2x 7300gt from msi (passive cooling)
2gig of ram
and 680i motherboard.


now heres what gets me worried:
as of right now, ive got msn messenger open, and firefox, typing this up
my nvidia monitor tells me:

CPU: 10%
Memory:41%

the scary part is:
cpu: 133F
system: 118F
GPU1: 181F
GPU2: 169 F

is this normal for my set up?
Ive got a 120mm fan blowing over one of the heatsinks on my video card (dont ask why)

im running vista ultimate by the way
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Where have those figures come from? SpeedFan, Everest or your motherboard BIOS? You should compare these results with those given to you by said programs as they interpret the figures in different ways.

133F = 56C
118F = 48C
181F = 82C
169F = 76C

56C is probably about right, slightly high but not to worry about. 48C is fine though this could be a sign of poor case ventilation.
GPU1 and GPU2, if correct, are far too hot. You should double-check these with other programs.
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im using nvidia ntune monitor or something i downloaded from nvidia. How do i lower the temps of the GPUs?

i just downloaded speed fan, and it doesnt tell me the temps of my gpus. it tells me that:

system: 18c
cpu:51c
aux: 51c
core0: 45c
core1: 41c
core2: 44c
core3:40c

there are little fires next to my cpu and aux, im guessing it means that its too hot.

Edited by xOptimus, 13 November 2007 - 06:22 PM.

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And here-in lies the problem with programs that tell you system temperatures and what not. There's a lot of variation.

in Speedfan, your system temperature is claimed at 18c. The NVidia one says 48c.
The other sensors are probably your GPU temperatures and core CPU temperatures, they're just not labelled as such.

Now if you reboot your computer and go into the BIOS (F1/F2/DEL keys usually), there should be a Hardware Monitor section which will give you more temperatures.
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have you got the latest BIOS version from your vendor?

plus the 56C for you CPU is far too hot for an intel quad core!!!

i'm running a quad core and mine is idling at about 25C!

ry
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i dont know if i have the latest bios version i have a 680i evga mobo.
if the 56c for my cpus too hot, does it automatically shut down?
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i think the cut off point for most processors is somewhere in between the 60-80C range!

this just shuts off the computer to avoid permanent damage being done to the processor!

although i'm not entirely sure that the reading your getting is a correct one! those quad cores are very power friendly therefore should not produce anyway near as much heat as the old pentiums and such like!

firstly check your bios version (i use a program called CPU-Z) - http://www.cpuid.com...d/cpu-z-142.zip

just download it from that link above and run the program and select the motherboard/mainboard tab

let me know the full model number and bios version of your motherboard!

ry
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mkay, on CPU-Z it says i have
model 122-CK-NF66 2
Chipset Nvidia Nforce 680i SLI SPP Rev, A2
Southbridge Nvidia Nforce 680i SLI MCP

Bios version is 6.00 PG
3/09/2007.
phoenix technologies brand.
i hope this helps.

thanks.
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did you first check what the bios says about your temperature settings?

plus, how long have you had this system??

ry
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i'll check what the bios says, this system is brand new. er almost brand new? built in september.. how can i check the bios? and did the info i gave bfore help at all?
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upon starting up, the screen should display lots of information about your computer, look around and it should say something like 'press the F2 key to enter setup' (might be F2 or Del?) then inside the next menu you see select hardware monitor and view the temperatures it gives.

it might be a good idea to do this after some heavy use, or gaming etc, so the computer will still be quite warm and therefore give you a better comparison (rather than a 'cold' boot!)

ry
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well, after play counter strike source for an hour or so, my bios tells me that:
CPU- 61C
board- 53C
MCP- 63C

should i be worried? should i stop using this system until i can adequately cool it?
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