Avg Cpu Temp?

By vinny993 ยท 13 replies
Feb 14, 2007
  1. I have an athlon amd 64 3000 and the average core temperature is 20c
    but my friend is running at 35 and a strange whinning sound
    is coming fron his pc, i think its the power supply.
    Does anyone know what the average core temp is for this processor or can someone explain the noise?
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    20C Seems normal, and 35C, is well, okay. Is this during load or idle, because 35C idle is a tad high.
  3. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Booster Posts: 575

    20C actually seems very low (68F) unless you are running a water cooling setup. 35C is about the normal operating temp of an A64 at idle, should maybe get into the low to mid 40's under load.
  4. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    My secondary computer has a Pentium 4 Prescott @ 3.6GHz that runs idle at 45C and up to 60-65C under load.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    My Celeron D 2.8GHz temp at idle is 42-48C
  6. vinny993

    vinny993 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for all the info. It looks ok for the temp then but can anyone shead any light on the noise? It whirrs loud then then drops and continues this cycle. It only started this 6 or so hours ago.
    ps the 35c is at idle.
  7. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    A fan usually kicks on when the temps start increasing on a cpu; I here this all the time with my P4.
  8. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    asus probe reports OK for,
    cpu temp 22 C or 71 F
    I just added a new fan abd heatsink for better fan speed and cooling.
    It was 1200 now it's 3200 rpm approx.
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Isn't this fan control a function of a bios setting?
  10. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I think so, although I know there are some modification programs out there (i.e. Speedfan, which I can't get to work). My BIOS has some options for fan emergency alerts, and other things that I can't remember :unch: .
  11. heatmoon42

    heatmoon42 TS Rookie

    My Prescott (known for it's heat issues) idles at 40-42C. I'd say anything over 50C, though, is worth getting worried about.
  12. ambivolent

    ambivolent TS Rookie Posts: 67

    my 2.6Ghz celeron D idles at 29-32C the highest ive seen it go was 40-42C under load
  13. Exonimus

    Exonimus TS Rookie Posts: 77

    my athlon 64 3000+(@2,4ghz) runs at about 30 degrees, and about 35-38 when full load. When not overclocked, it almost always runs below 30C. 35 degrees centigrade is nothing to worry about.

    The noise... hard to judge. You could try disabling the fans one by one, see if that helps. Or temporarily replace the PSU to see if that's indeed the source. For the rest, some power supplies and fans make more noise than others...

    edit: I just overlooked your post saying that you hear it sometimes, then it drops. You might want to check your BIOS and see if Cool and Quiet is enabled

    My brothers Prescott(2,8ghz) has a temperature of about 50C when idle(I know it has heat problems, but this is kind of extreme. It has passive cooling.. already ordered a zalman :D)
  14. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    No but Probe does.

    asus supplys you with these controls.But no advice on useing them.
    The mbd bios just shows the current settings.
    But too many users don't have a manual or extra utilities cd.
    asus users can download the latest Probe though.
    Heres mine.
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