CPU/System Temperature!

By SharkFiNbowL · 21 replies
May 22, 2003
  1. Is 44 degrees system temperature and 53 CPU temperature considered very high or normal or what? I'm worry that it's going to overheat and die.
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    For an AMD that's normal.

  3. SharkFiNbowL

    SharkFiNbowL TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    OK good.. cuz I overclocked it and my computer have been on for a week now. I hope it's normal! Heh!
  4. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    If that's degrees Celcius (C) you're talking about then only 9 degrees above system temp is extremely good, though 44 C is very high for system temp (more case fans required). If it's Fahrenheit then I suggest you wear something warm, and put a tea cosy on that cpu to stop it freezing. :D
  5. Steg

    Steg TS Rookie Posts: 269

    that sounds good to me - my XP2100+ runs at about 58 when gaming and 52-54 general use - sys temp about 38
    and thats not overclocked

  6. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Chill out dude! Your temperatures are normal. If i m not mistaken AMD XP are able to sustain up to temperatures of 70c.
  7. kekenewah

    kekenewah TS Rookie

    my temps

    My MB temp currently runs 33 celcius.

    My CPU was running 42-47 celcius with stock heatsink/cooling fan from ABS computers. My CPU fan started to die this week with RPMs less than 1000, and my CPU started to overheat. I bought a Thermaltake Volcano 11+ and now my CPU temp is 38-40 celcius.
  8. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Posts: 163

    lol that's a good one.

    I agree with Nic that Ur Cpu temp is fine but you do hav a suprisingly warm case temp. I'd get some Vantec Stealth fans (if you like quiet) but if you're like me then GET SOME VANTEC TORNADOES WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. They are damn good but damn noisy hehe......:D

    it goes something like that
  9. Eternal

    Eternal TS Rookie

    Mine is 43 on the system, but about 71 on the CPU (with a few things running). That's with a heatsink and fan on the CPU.

    Its an AMD 3200. Should I be worried?
  10. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Nope your absolutly fine :)
  11. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Posts: 163

    An AMD 3200 only get's that hot? I underestimated AMD's. They are pretty cool in temperature. :) You hav no worries
  12. kekenewah

    kekenewah TS Rookie

    Seems a little hot to me

    I start getting some errors when my CPU gets to 70 C.
    At present my MB is at 24 C and my CPU is at 39 C. Athlon 2800. You may want to look at some better fans. My 400 Watt power supply comes with two fans. I have two case fans, one in front and one in back. I have my new Thermaltake volcano 11, which is loud but does a great job on my cpu and also lowered my MB temp another 6 degrees C.
  13. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Posts: 163

    70 C? I though you guys were on about fahrenheit!! That is pretty high if it's celcius. Volcano 11 is a wicked cooler. I used to hav one.
  14. Eternal

    Eternal TS Rookie

    Yes, its Celcius. I've managed to add another fan, switch a couple of things around. The CPU is now at 64c/147f. System is 34c/93f

    Should be ok I guess...
  15. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Celcius or not I wouldnt worry about it, however I must say I wouldnt expect your CPU to be running that hot.. what kind of cooling do you have?
  16. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Posts: 163

    I would of thought 70C would be way too hot for the CPU to run. It's not far away from boiling temp. Well hey if it works what the hell. But don't expect for it to last long.
    If you're saying it's an AMD I recommend this AMD Heatsink to start with:


    Then get yourself a powerful fan on top. Try Vantec. Theyre GGREEATTT!!

  17. Matrel

    Matrel TS Rookie

    Interestingly enough I recently had this problem with my AMD 3200. It was running at around 70-72 C and the thermal protection kept tripping out and crashing the machine. I tried everything to fix it as I had a decent heatsink and fan (speeze) on the processor. Anyway I eventually worked out that it was actually the small foam pads on the processor that were stopping the heatsink connecting with the processor. (I removed the heatsink and the processor still had a thick layer of silver paste.) So I used a scalpel to shave off a few microns of foam and bingo! I now have a crash proof system with the CPU running between 46 and 51 depending on activity and a system temperature of 35C.

    Anyway, I hope my experience helps! :)
  18. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    My case temp is around 27° C, and CPU (celeron northwood) under heavy load is at 38° C maximum.
    But a question:
    i will change the CPU to a Celeron Prescott @2.8GHZ, what is the normal temperature of it under heavy load? And Idle?
  19. LipsOfVenom

    LipsOfVenom TS Rookie Posts: 160

    for the prescott celeron the temp should be around 40 celcius idle and 60 heavy load give or take a few degrees depending on other factors..i.e. fans, airflow, etc.
  20. Attitude2000

    Attitude2000 TS Rookie

    How do you find out your system's temp?
  21. Moimit

    Moimit TS Rookie Posts: 76

    Download a program called speedfan or look at the motherboards manafacturer, IE.

    get my drift? most manafacturers have one but otherwise speedfan is pretty accurate.
  22. mr.towelie

    mr.towelie TS Rookie

    Hello I think i got a problem..
    my e6850 running at stock 3.0ghz is only 46*F/8*C
    when playing ut3 under full settings it goes to 66*F/19*C and system is24*C/75*F)
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