Is my computer running too cold?

By Jasio-
May 10, 2008
  1. It runs at about 45C or so when idle, and when playing games it reaches a maximum of 50C. Whenever I restart I get a message saying my CPU fan is running too slow or not at all (It's visibly running). I was wondering if it was the temperature affecting this, or another problem. I've always gotten this error on starting, and I've had the computer for about 2.5 years.

    Thank you in advanced,
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    There's no such thing as "too cold"... To correct this error, you might have to reset the bios or install a new fan. Your posted temps are a little hot, but not dangerous... yet
  3. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    Haha...C stands for Celsius, not Fahrenheit ;)
  4. Predict

    Predict TS Rookie Posts: 19

    50ºc isnt that cold lol it is over 120ºf I would guess, but no it is not running cold it may just have a dead fan
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    When has this problem started? if it is just recently, maybe the fan is messed up. Or maybe your power supply isn't giving enough power.

    Do you know the temps before this? What procesor? Do you just use the cooler it came with?
  6. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    45 degrees is nothing to worry about it. With no, specs listed, you could assume that

    A)The room temp is just simply warm
    B)Heatsink Fan may need to be dusted
    C)Running a naturally hot processor such as a P4

    Unless as others said, your fan is broken, i wouldn't worry until it gets 50+
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