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Id like some feedback on my CPU temp.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by CrAsHnBuRnXp, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. CrAsHnBuRnXp

    CrAsHnBuRnXp

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    I was talking with a good friend of mine about CPU fans. He was telling me that he just got a new CPU fan and I told him I never installed one on my CPU and that Im just using the heatsink.

    I idle usually under 20*C at stock speeds and under 25*C at 3.8GHz. The temps have been like this since the day I built the computer.

    My friend is basically convinced that I have a bad sensor on the board but i dont think that at all. Ive had the computer nearly 3 years and if something was going to melt, im sure it would have by now.

    Id like the community to weigh in on this and give me their thoughts.

    I should mention that the CPU is an X3350 (server version of the Q9450) and the HS is a Scythe Ninja and it doesnt get hot to the touch.

    So lemme know what you all think. Whether you think its normal, you agree theres a bad sensor, or whatever else.

    Thanks for the replies. :toast:
  2. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Considering an average room temperature or ambient temp is 22c, I'd say your temp sensor is not working correctly. It is impossible for a CPU to run under ambients on air or water. Like many AMD temp sensors with this problem, one would usually add 10-12c at idle. Your CPU cores are most likely idling at 30-35c.
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    Undead46 New Member

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    If you've never cleaned out the dust from your rig and you've had the same temps this entire time, sounds like something is wrong..

    What are you using to check your temps?
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    CrAsHnBuRnXp

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    I always keep my PC clean.

    I use the BIOS, Everest, and Asus Probe.
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Unless you are TEC cooling with a coolit or some TEC WB I would say that your CPU has ( Like mine ) Bad sensors . Mine is idling right now below freezing but there are no programs or sensors that can go below the 32*f and my sensors are stuck on all 4 cores at 37c 37c 38c 38c once they reach a higher temp then they work fine LOL . ( But this is hard to do unless I line pack with OCCT ) And I do not do that as well no need to .
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    CrAsHnBuRnXp

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    Any official way to check to make sure if there are bad sensors?
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Well not really . but you find out if they are "stuck " DL prime95 and core temp then run the sensor test . You will find out then .
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, it's impossible for them to run below ambient. So that's pretty official.

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