CPU Temperature Too High?

By exela
Apr 20, 2010
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  1. Hello. I have a tiny concern about my processor temperature. In idle it's 40c and while i'm doing stuff on it , it goes up to 60-65c ... i got a core 2 quad 8300 ... is that normal ? From my research it seems to be ok , but i want to be sure.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +85

    those temps are ok, the upper thermal limit on the 8300 is 72c. if you find it pushing that,invest $30 on an aftermarket HS/F.
  3. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    ditto on red 1776.

    Any reason you're concerned? Did you run into problems, or did you decide to run some temp check and decided to confirm its okay?

    If you are running into problems, running prime 95 with your temp sensor would stress your system (hopefully!) enough to create problems.
  4. exela

    exela Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I use Everest to check the temps , i didn't run into any problem and i want to keep it that way , with no problems , that's why i wanna make sure it's ok. But as Red said , i should invest 30 bucks to get a nice cooling device , then i will be 100% sure :)

    Thanks for the help !
  5. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    red said "if" your tems are reaching 72C, which they clearly aren't. 60-65C is normal load temps.

    Of course, don't let me stop you from spending 30 bux on a cool looking cooling device :D

    Depending on exacly which aftermarket cooler you get, for 30 bux you shouldn't expect to bring the temps below 55C I reckon.
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,356   +122

    Oh I don't know, but I would guess you'd probably go a bit lower than that...the q8300 isn't a very fast quad core, and its a 32nm.
  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,041   +72

    Just a small note C2 Q8300 is 45nm part, I think you erroneously wrote 32 by the way. Regards
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