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Is my CPU temp good?

Apr 21, 2011
494 (0.20/day)
Hesperus IV
System Name Salvaged
Processor AMD Phenom II X6, 1055T
Motherboard MSI (cant remember model..)
Cooling Antec Kühler + extra fans (Antec, Zalman, Coolermaster, Generic brand)
Memory 8Gb (2 x 4Gb)
Video Card(s) ATI Radeon HD6870
Storage Samsung 1TB, 320 Seagate, 250 Samsung
Display(s) LG Electronics
Case ANTEC Sonata III 500 (found/salvaged + modified)
Audio Device(s) 8Ch + Harman Kardon 2.1 (modified, electronics in JVC wood speakers)
Power Supply It's made in Denmark, never seen a PSU made there..
Software Win7 X64 Ultimate
Ok, so I have the Antec Kühler H2O 620 installed, push/pull configuration on the fans.
Also the radiator is set outside the case instead of inside, actually had to modify the case a bit..

So, I was playing Far Cry 3 for about 1 - 1½ hours and noticed that the air coming out was warm, looked at the temps and it was at 30°C.

When I had the air cooler (AMD) it was much higher, and that was in Borderlands 2 (around 40~42°C).

It does get cold rather fast, it's down to around 26°C already.

But are the temps ok?
Jan 24, 2010
3,578 (1.23/day)
Oregon, USA
System Name GLaDOS
Processor AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8 ghz
Motherboard MSI 990FXA-GD65
Cooling Corsair H50
Memory Corsair DDR3 1333Mhz (2 x 4GB)
Video Card(s) MSI R7970
Storage 2 WD Blue 500GBs, 1 WD 1TB
Display(s) 2 Acer S231HL 23" LED backlit LCD's on a Dual LCD stand
Case Corsair 600T White edition
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Corsair 850HX 850W
Software Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Temps look good to me, I have the same CPU with a H50 push/pull setup and mine are about the same. If you really want to test it out, you could always run CPU crunching program. http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=68

(I run mine 12 hours a day at 100% with no problems.)
Nov 3, 2010
335 (0.13/day)
London, England, UK
System Name Devil's Canyon PC build
Processor Intel i7-4790K
Motherboard Gigabyte Z97X-G1 Gaming WIFI-BK
Cooling Prolimatech Megahalems Black Edition Air Cooler, 2x Akasa 120mm PWN Piranha Fans (push-pull config)
Memory Patriot Viper 3 "Black Mamba" 32GB (4x8GB), 2133MHz, C11-11-11-30, 1.5v
Video Card(s) Gigabyte Windforce X3 GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB GDDR5 (Non-Pascal)
Storage Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SSD, 1TB Samsung 840 EVO SSD, Seagate 8TB Archive HDD, 2TB Samsung M9T HDD
Display(s) Asus ROG Swift 27" 144Hz G-Sync Gaming Monitor
Case Corsair Obsidian 650D Midi Tower - Black, 3x230mm Bitfenix SPECTRE PRO, 1x120mm Bitfenix PWN (SP)
Power Supply Seasonic 660W Platinum Certified Modular
Software Microsoft Windows 10 Pro x64
The temps with your system would appear to be normal or a good standard for having a properly functional CPU cooler. From what you said you appear to have used a standard air cooler you get with a CPU and they are crap so it is better to get a separate cooler for your CPU rather than rely on the one that comes with it.

There are a long list of manufactures I can name as being good for making CPU coolers such as Prolimatech, Noctua, Thermaltake or even Corsair, but what you have and the configuration you have it in too is more than enough for your system and a better CPU cooler will only be marginally better than yours.

You can improve your temps a little by using better thermal paste, but at best it may only get your temps down by 3 degrees or less if the thermal paste you are using is good.

Also I too have a water CPU cooler in push pull so I know how good your sort of set is. :)


I play games
Apr 1, 2010
1,866 (0.65/day)
System Name X6 | Lyndon-ROG
Processor Intel Core i7-8700k | Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 5 | Asus ROG-GL552VX
Cooling Deepcool Captain 240EX
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LED | 8 GB
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GTX 1080 8 GB GDDR5X | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 4GB
Storage SSDs: 500GB, HDDs: 2TB, 2TB, 3TB | SSD: 250GB, HDD: 1TB
Display(s) BenQ XL2411 1080p@144Hz, 32" HDTV, 19" Monitor | 15.6"1080p
Case Cougar Panzer Max
Audio Device(s) Corsair Gaming H1500 7.1 | ROCCAT Kave 5.1 | Edifier M3200
Power Supply EVGA 750GQ
Mouse Razer Deathadder Chroma | Logitech G302 | Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 5
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 Cherry MX Red
Software Windows 10
temps are fine, nothing to worry about.


New Member
Oct 4, 2005
512 (0.11/day)
Use prime 95 or intel burn test to load your cpu and test your cooling solution.

Considering your phenom x6, i would say try to stay under 50c, as the spec max is 62.

Your cooler should pass with flying colors.